Monday, March 28, 2011

Raspberry Desserts and Giveaways!

Well, here it is, the reveal date for the second Quiltmaker Scrap Squad project. I'm glad I was picked to be on this team, it's been lots of fun so far. For the last two months, we've been working on a pattern by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. This one is called Raspberry Desserts (she did it in pinks and creams) but if you'll click around the other scrap squad blogs, you can see that it looks great both color controlled and scrappy! She also has some wonderful patterns on her site that look great in scrappy, look around while you're there.

I decided to do mine with a dark background, rows of blocks with jewel tone colors bordering scrappy insides. Then I used the same fabrics in the scrappy braided border:


Mine's not quilted yet - and before I send it off to my longarmer, I may add another braided border all the way around. I used my Accuquilt GO! to cut the chisel shapes that became the braid, and it was SO easy to cut the right and left shapes. And addictive, almost hypnotic, to keep sewing the braid, chaining them through the machine.

I also changed the setting of the Julie's blocks - instead of putting them on point with setting triangles, I set them square. I think it would have been neat to do them with smaller strips too, really scrappy against white, maybe I'll try that someday.

Now for the Giveaways!

Julie has given the eight of us on the scrap squad each a pattern to give away FREE. So comment on my blog between now and April 4 (that gives you a week to comment) then I'll use a random number generator to pick one of you to receive the pattern. Make sure your response is set so I can reply to your comment if you win! Then go hop around the scrap squad blogs and comment on theirs too (links on my sidebar) for MORE chances to win a free pattern.

AND it doesn't stop there!

Quilty Pleasures blog, over at quiltmaker.com, is having a fabric giveaway. Yup, FABRIC! Run over there and follow the instructions to be entered for that too!

71 comments:

Dionne said...

Your Raspberry Dessert is FABULOUS! I love that braid border, it really frames your quilt perfectly!
Cheers,
Dionne

Mary said...

It looks great! I got the chisel die to make braid borders too but haven't gotten there yet.

Ann said...

Love it. And that chisel die for the accuquilt sounds great. When I made braids, I just cut rectangles, then had a LOT of trimming to do.

Marj said...

Love your quilt and the colors are great! Thanks for sharing.

Jennie S said...

Love these quilts! Your use of color is just awesome and I love the borders.

Sandi P said...

Just beautiful done in the jewel tones and with the dark background. I love that border too.

DH Stitches said...

Of all the quilts, yours is most unique because of rotating the design. Great idea to give it a bit of a twist!

zarina said...

I love it when there is an option to use from our stash but I love the original theme is Raspberry.

Linda said...

Very vibrant quilt! Looks great!

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

Your quilt is so striking and the braided border is great! P.S. I like your blog, too.

Sunnybec said...

Hello all these quilts look great, I follow Julie and have just won one of her patterns on her blog. Thanks for the chance to win another one.

Lee said...

I really love your braided border. thanks!

jennifer said...

Love the colors and you did a wonderful job.

Lou Ann said...

I just love your quilt and I think this is Julie's best pattern yet!

Marcia W. said...

Wonderful execution for the Raspberry pattern -- like the way you modified it with the chisel braid border. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. All of jaybird's recent patterns are cure.

kwiltnkats said...

Jane, hard to decide which of SS quilts I like best. Would you have 2nd braid going in the opposite direction and running off the quilt as you've done in the 1st? What did the size end up of the top? Smaller I'll bet since the main blocks aren't on point. Sandi

Andee said...

Looks great!

Linda said...

Wow, those colours just glow against the dark background

Karen said...

It is great to see such variation from one pattern. I try different color combos of patterns, but I don't usually think to change the settings or add different borders. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cecilia said...

The braid border really sets your blocks off. The colors are great as well. Great job.

DianneB said...

Wonderful quilt. How lucky to be part of the Scrap Squad!! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us.

VickiT said...

Great looking quilt you've created from Julie's pattern. I really love the braided look.

Lisa said...

Love your version too and congratulations on being selected to make it. Thanks for the chance for the pattern too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think Julie's new pattern is awesome. Thanks for giving away a copy of the pattern.

Marcia Burt said...

Your jewel tones are quite striking and your braid border frames it well! Kudos to you!

BettyLou said...

Jane your jewel tones you picked are great, that border is very striking and sets off the quilt. Wonderful job, you should be proud.

Carla said...

Beautiful colors - its neat to see a version with a darker background.

Lisa Marie said...

I love your variation of this pattern. I am a fan of braids and love your border.

Pat said...

I really like your quilt, looks fun to make.
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Bonnie said...

love yours on the black background. It really makes the colors sing. Bonnie

jmn3 said...

I love your version of this pattern. As I look at it I can see pictures in place of the blocks... as I need to make another picture quilt for a family member turning 50 soon, this would be a fantastic quilt to make!
Thank you for the inspiration!

Jen said...

Love the quilt. The scrappy braided border gives it a really playful look. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ladybug said...

The braided border is a great addition.

Summer Killebrew said...

I love your scrappy version of this pattern! Thanks for having a fun giveaway. =)

Debra said...

I have never actually followed a pattern before, but this looks like I might have to try it!

Mom of 3 said...

Great use of different colors. I must admit, I've never seen the braided border (I'm fairly new). But it's a great way to tie in the colors.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love the jewel tones and the braided border! Fabulous! Also I like how you arranged your design on the diagonal...a nice variation!

MGM

SewLindaAnn said...

I like that you changed the setting and would love to see it done with narrower strips. Can't wait to get the magazine!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! makes it very interestin

Nancy said...

What a fun project! I like the different take on it, and the great border!

Angi said...
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Angi said...

I love the dark background! It's great!

Pat V. said...

This is great, seeing all the different ways this pattern can look! I often have trouble moving beyond the photo in the magazine to envision something else, so this is quite helpful.

Naomi said...

I am one of those people who only sees a pattern as presented. I have a hard time picturing them in different colorways so I love seeing all the Squads' different looks. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy Trig said...

What a fabulous pattern!!

Deb said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

The Monkey's Mama said...

i love the braided border, i've never seen that before.

Ally said...

I love your border! Thanks for the giveaway!

Becky said...

Love your color choices. The dark background really makes it pop!

Patti said...

Really like your layout, and the braided border is amazing.

Jo said...

WOW! It looks so diffrerent its amazing what a little changing things around can do! I Like it! Great colors

Nancy Sue said...

Love your border and how you changed the setting of the blocks!

Evelene S said...

It came out so different from the others. I love the braid border, I can see why you'd like to add another. bimbi9atverizondotnet

Cassie said...

Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway and being a part of the squad! :) Your quilt looks really cool! I love it!

bambi said...

Great colors and background. That braided border really sets it off well.

Angela D. said...

Great giveaway! I love the quilt, both in the original colors and your scrappy look. Thanks.

Deb said...

I've enjoyed seeing all the variety in the quilts. Red and white would make a striking quilt in this pattern.

Syd said...

I love the braided border. It just seems to set the quilt. Thanks for sharing!

RenegadeQuilter said...

Love the look of your quilt.

Thanks for the chance to win one of Julie's patterns.

supermom said...

The jewel tones really pop against the dark background. And the braided border is really pretty.

fiberobsession said...

What a clever way to put the pattern together!

Julie in WA said...

Someday I, too, will make a jewel tone quilt. It is lovely to see yours!

Ms MoomMist said...

Do not know but I must have comment in the wrong place. Just love the "Raspberry Dessert". A truly wonder scrappy quilt that has class!

MollyP said...

Love that you turned the blocks. It changes the whole dynamic of the quilt. That Julie is churning out new patterns like a champ! You ladies have done a wonderful job!

TADVR said...

Y'all have done a great job at showcasing how the fabric selection affects the final product. Your addition of the braid is awesome, I'm still trying to get comfortable piecing it, hadn't thought of it as a border, Thanks!

Anya said...

That pattern looks fun! Thanks for the chance!

Tracey said...

The variations on the pattern are so fun to see. teekayb29@gmail.com

Peach Rainbow said...

I'd love this pattern - Thanks for the chance :D

Anne said...

Wow! The colors you used are lively, and the border is so striking. Love Julie's designs.

Val Laird said...

Your version of the quilt is wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. Hope I win!

pojeda said...

Love your quilt! And I love the pattern! I have to find this pattern, of course, if I don't win it first! LOL!
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