Sherbet Plus Throw and Baby Quilts

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Happy Wednesday! I have two special quilt finishes to share today!! I actually finished these quilts last year, right before baby girl arrived. I made us matching quilts! A throw quilt for me and a baby quilt for her.

For these quilts I went with a sherbet rainbow color palette. It was built around a collection I've had in my stash for around ten years, Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine*. By now I didn't have all the prints anymore, so I supplemented with other prints from my stash. I love where the pull ended up!

Knowing I was going to make two quilts, I cut a ton of squares! As it turned out, I cut so many squares, I had enough to make a tote bag too, which I shared last year here: Patchwork Workshop Tote. I used my Workshop Tote Pattern and made the patchwork version.

First up, the throw quilt! This is the throw size from my Arithmetic Quilt Pattern using 4.5" squares.

Here it is in all its glory! In these photos the red-orange fabrics really stand out, but in person the contrast is more subtle.

I am so in love with the quilting on this one. It was quilted by Katie of Autumn Moon Quilting and I chose the "Posy Patch" design. It's so fun and retro!! I actually am having another quilt quilted in this design right now.

I dug into my hoard of Erin McMorris backings and decided on this print from her Weekends* collection. I worked on this quilt in my final months of pregnancy, otherwise I would have taken the time to pattern match the backing. It was a miracle I got it completed considering!

Went for a monochrome look for the binding, using the same print as the backing. I used one of my custom woven labels to finish it off.

And now the baby quilt! This is the baby quilt size from my Arithmetic Quilt Pattern using 4.5" squares.

This is the only quilt I made from start to finish specifically for baby girl. Of course there are tons of other quilts that we use with her, but this one is truly hers. I take her monthly photos on this quilt!

Confession time, the quilting on this quilt is rough. I really should have sent it along with the throw to be longarmed! When I basted this I was less than a month from giving birth. For some reason I thought I could do it on the floor. It was so difficult, I did not do a good job! Of course as soon as I was done I remembered I could have basted it on our dining room table. Because my basting job was so bad, the quilting is not great. But, it's okay. It's still a beautiful quilt and I've let it go.

I didn't have enough of the same backing I used for the throw quilt, so I chose another print from Weekends by Erin McMorris*.

Again, another nod to the throw quilt was binding the quilt in the same fabric as the backing. This is actually highly convenient and I'll be doing it again for sure. For both quilts I cut the binding strips from the excess backing that I cut off!

I used one of my custom woven labels to finish it off.

Despite a few imperfections, I love how these quilts turned out. It was fun to make matching quilts, I think it's something I'll do more of in future!

I'm thinking about hosting a little plus quilt sew along later this Spring, stay tuned for more info on that!!

Sherbet Plus Quilt
Arithmetic Quilt Pattern
Fabric: Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine*, Weekends by Erin McMorris* and other stash.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I would love a sew along! I have had this pattern in my stash for years! I just haven't had the time. I will make the time for the sew along! Thank you for the inspiration on colors. I am more of a teal/blue quilter. It's time I step out of my comfort zone and use new colors. I can't wait! Your quilts are perfect!

  2. Your quilts are always beautiful. I love your colors. Yes to a quilt along. I need another project. LOL

  3. I love this pattern and it’s long been in my to do list! And I have just the sweetest sherbet bundle too! I’m in!


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