This Week

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sherbet Pips Top by jenib320
Sherbet Pips Top, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Finished up my Sherbet Pips (by Aneela Hoey!!) quilt top today! Unfortunately it was raining, so I had to settle for indoor shots! I am so happy with how this turned out! I started playing with this idea at the beginning of the week and everything just fell into place!

I knew that I wanted to be able to showcase the super cute prints in this line. So what I did, was split the line into two parts, "story prints" and "basic prints". There are 15 story prints and 12 basic prints. So, based off of this (and the fact that I wanted a double sized quilt!), I decided to use a 5x6 layout. This gave me 30 squares, 15 of those pieced the other 15 whole blocks. So! I was able to showcase each story print and then used the remainder of the prints as well as small squares from the story prints to piece the other squares. Each pieced block has 16 squares, 4 of which are story prints. It really just all worked out perfectly!! I used all but a few scraps of a FQ stack! The quilt top measures about 78"x93"!

Yarn Dyeing!! by jenib320
Yarn Dyeing!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm playing around with yarn dyeing today using Koolaide!

Happy Fabric!! by jenib320
Happy Fabric!!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My Mom and I made the long trip to my favorite quilt shop yesterday! I made sure the trip was worth it, hehe :)

Stripes! by jenib320
Stripes!, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I've slowly been collecting sweet stripe sheets! I was able to put together stripe bundles for the shop!

Friendship by jenib320
Friendship, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I FINALLY found some Pyrex!! And even something I was looking for! I have been after the Friendship 502 for forever! I already had the 501s, but they were $1 each, can't pass on that!

George by jenib320
George, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
George baby :)

Today I love the..
Smell of: Koolaide
Sound of: Harry Potter 7 Audiobook
Taste of: Red Raspberry Jam
Sight of: Clean Apartment
Feel of: Soft sheets

Good Things about Today:
- Finished up the quilt top!
- Did some much needed cleaning!
- Dyed yarn!!
- Pizza for dinner :)


  1. I love the way you have pieced together the quilt using story fabrics for the big squares! By the way..when you buy fabric how many yards do you usually buy at a time..they are obviously not fat quarters shown in your picture?

  2. You came back with some great stuff! The fabrics are wonderful. Love the colors.

  3. I LOVE your quilt top! It's beautiful! And I agree, that's one line I would want to showcase on a quilt. PS I see you are listening to the HP7 audiobook - so good - are you interested in playing Pottermore when it comes out?

  4. On quick count, that was 24 exclamation points. (Not counting the two in the comment prompt.) Excited much today??

    Great Pips top. Wait -- great Pips top!

  5. Beautiful job with the Pips! And my, what a great haul you've got there. Looks like you've had a great week. I'm really excited to hear how the yarn dyeing goes too! Does this mean you're learning to knit? I hope so!!!

  6. LOVE the quilt pattern. It looks awesome. I also love those 501s ( and kind of want them really bad).

  7. I am floored! Great top....super cute fabric and neat design. Love the sheets and Pyrex too!

  8. Your pips top is great, I love it when a design works out perfectly like that! And I can't wait to see how your yarn dyeing turned out- have been wanting to try that too :)

  9. I love the Pips top and I really want that stack of fabric! So yummy! (Where is the quilt shop? My in-laws are in the Cleveland area...maybe next time we're out there I could grab a little "me time!")

  10. Koolaid yarn dying--let me know how that turns out k. Sounds like a great experiment!

    Your quilt is very nicely done:)
    P.S. would you happen to have any girl on the swing from Sherbet Pips scraps that you are willing to part with or any scraps from that line?

  11. Lovely Pips!!! Love the sixteen patch blocks especially, so gorgeous!

  12. loooove the quilt top, that'll be so so pretty!!! and if you ever want to part with some of that cursive writing print, I would love some. And the pyrex is so pretty! I keep looking, but I need to figure out my thrifting skills! ha

  13. I love your Pips quilt top! I think it may be one of the nicest presentations of that fabric line I have seen yet. :)
    But now you've got me seriously curious about where that quilt shop is! I'm in the Medina area and would love to make a trek there. Especially since you got such a great Moda haul!!

  14. Love your quilt top!! and the thought you put into how to use the prints.
    George is not the only clever bunny in your house ;)

  15. Very cute! I like the Sherbet Pips quilt.

  16. So much goodness this week! Your Pips top looks wonderful. Koolaid dying is super fun. I have been wanting to do it again, and hopefully I will! I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

    Hi George! Ooh, you got some lovely new fabrics to play with!

  17. Yay for that Pyrex find!!! Great fabric selection too!!!

  18. Where do I start!! first YOU are a rock star!! I just can not believe what you get done.....I was just looking at my pips today and thinking......what I have a few ideas for a smaller piece....I love what you've done!! and then the pyrex!! the best best colors..
    and of course there would be that darling george.......he is the man.... I mean bunny!!


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