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Sherbet Patchwork

It’s been a busy week with the kids here. School is winding down which means school-parties are winding up. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous too, so we’ve been outside more than inside. Less sewing but I’ve loved every minute with my kids.

Sometimes, after more complex projects, I like to do something simple. And I never tire of simple patchwork squares. I started this baby quilt after my Arkansas Traveler quilt.

I had so much fun pulling pinks, oranges, yellows and whites from my stash. (Those glasses, love!) I’m not sure exactly how many different fabrics are here, but I believe it’s close to 40. The squares were cut to 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″. There are 288 squares – wow! I always underestimate how long it will take to sew that many squares together.

The backing is my absolute favorite print of Aneela Hoey’s Posy line. I bought yardage, that’s how much I love it. I quilted this baby quilt in a diagonal crosshatch.

The finished quilt measures 32″ x 36″ and is up in my shop. This almost never happens, I’m so proud of myself. Ha :)

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29 Responses to “Sherbet Patchwork”

  1. 1
    Jane B says:

    Great colors! I can see a boy version by just replacing the pink with navy blue.

  2. 2
    Linda H says:

    sweet colors, love it!

  3. 3

    you should be! It’s fab. :) Enjoying lots of outside time here too.

  4. 4
    Susie says:

    Love the colours and squares. Such a happy quilt. Like you I believe you can’t go wrong with patchwork squares…I never tire of them.

  5. 5
    Anne says:

    Nice job, and I love the backing!!

  6. 6
    Lauren says:

    Love this quilt. Colors are great. It looks very much like a Red Pepper Quilt – are you two BFF’s by any chance?

  7. 8
    Beth says:

    What a cute quilt. Such great fabrics. I always underestimate how long sewing anything together will take. LOL. I am a new follower, Sara (sewsweetness) told me I should check your blog out.

  8. 9
    Christine Sherman says:

    Very pretty!

  9. 10
    Chelsie says:

    This is so adorable! At least half of my stash is orange and pink. I may have to whip one of these up to help clear them out :)

  10. 11
    Dot says:

    Such a sweet quilt, with all the different fabrics (love the elephants). Whenever I think about using simple squares, I don’t do it because it feels boring. But this is not boring at all! Maybe I just need to ignore the amount of time it takes and use small squares. There’s certainly plenty of scope for that in my scrap basket!

  11. 12
    Sue Moore says:

    When I see something this pretty it inspires me to go through my scraps & cut them into squares. Love it !!

  12. 13
    Marianne says:

    This is an adorable baby quilt. I like the glasses too!

  13. 14
    jodi says:

    Fabulous little quilt – the eyeglasses really are perfect! And the pinks and orange and salmons together – ahhhh!

  14. 15
    Tessa Walker says:

    Beautiful! I love quilts that are all about the fabric, and this one definitely is!!

  15. 16
    Leigh Anne says:

    It turned out lovely! I also love a simple patchwork sometimes but those 2 1/2″ squares are surprisingly time consuming :)

  16. 17
    diana alexander says:

    Very cute! Sometimes we just need to make something we can finish quickly! Just to prove we can!

  17. 18
    Karen says:

    It’s super cute! You never cease to amaze me how much you accomplish….. even during this busy time with school and kiddos. I’m right in the thick of it too and can’t seem to get into my sewing room. Thanks for the inspiration to make the time!!! :-)

  18. 19
    Yolanda says:

    Beautiful as usual. :) I am always impressed with how fast you can complete a project. I love your work. Thanks for sharing.

  19. 20

    Love those little glasses peeking out.

  20. 21
    Katy says:

    Love those glasses dotted about :D

  21. 22
    Mabel says:

    It’s so, so cute! And the glasses add so much charm to the quilt! Lovely project.

  22. 23
    Franziska says:

    I like simple squares patchwork, too. I don’t know what it is.

  23. 24

    I like star patchwork, with beautiful design…….

  24. 25
    Jane says:

    Faith, I just adore you work! You are amazing. And I just found out we live about 20 minutes from each other! I am in St. Charles, such a big, small world!

  25. 26
    darci says:

    Do you rotary cut your squares or do you have a die cutter?

  26. 29
    Elizabeth Miller says:

    love the colors this has inspired me to raide my stash

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