Patchwork Pips

Patchwork Pips Front

I am probably the last person in blogland to use Aneela Hoey’s Sherbet Pips fabric. I just adore these little girls on swings. They remind me of my daughter on our tree swing in the backyard and that makes me smile.

Patchwork Pips

I decided to showcase that print and pair it with some coordinates from my stash. They include designs by Patty Young, Dena Designs, Liz Scott and Urban Chiks. The turquoise solid is a Moda crossweave and so pretty. I really love the combination of yellow, turquoise, white and pink!

Patchwork Pips

I went for a simple design, just 5 1/2″ patchwork squares. I quilted it 1/4″ on each side of the horizontal and vertical seams. It came out of the dryer nice and poofy, a good quality for a child’s quilt I think!

Patchwork Pips

The main print on the back is a floral from Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market line. I was really hoping to use up some of my stash and I think it worked out well with this project.

Patchwork Pips Back

The final quilt size measures 39″ x 47″. I think this quilt would make a lovely addition to a little girls room. It is listed in the shop!

Patchwork Pips



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    June 23, 2011

    Love the combo, Faith!

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    Kristie at OCD

    June 23, 2011

    Very bright and cheery 🙂 Always nice to use up some stashed favorites.

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    June 23, 2011

    No – the last person would be me – I have a Pips charm pack waiting for something to be made, I came to it rather late, but i’ll get there!
    Yours looks great.

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    Katie B

    June 23, 2011

    So sweet! You’re not the first person to use the Pips, but you might be the first to use it with these color combinations! It looks great.

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    June 23, 2011

    Agreed – your color focus is a refreshing take on the Pips. Turned out just lovely!

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    June 23, 2011

    O my love love love it!

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    June 23, 2011

    This is really cute!

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    June 23, 2011

    Love the colors you added. It looks very fresh and pretty!

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    June 23, 2011

    Perfect for a little girl indeed. Lovely colour combination 🙂

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    Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy

    June 23, 2011

    I like how you brightened up the color scheme with your coordinates! And I think you’re not the last – I’ve still got a layer cake, a charm pack, and a jelly roll, as well as some yardage staring at me every time I go in my sewing room!

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    June 23, 2011

    Love this quilt – and your blog too! What is the yellow fabric in the lower left corner of the second picture? The one with the white circles, lines and little pink squares?

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    June 23, 2011

    Nope, not the last – I haven’t used it (or any other fabrics from a particular range!)

    Lovely quilt – very soft and feminine but bright and cheery.

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    June 23, 2011

    I’m sure she’ll adore it – made with love as it obviously was!

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    June 23, 2011

    I’ve been hoarding some Sherbert Pips myself. Your colors are wonderful – a different play on the fabric line. So great to see that!

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    June 23, 2011

    Love the bright colors

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    Michelle @ If Toys Could Talk

    June 23, 2011

    This quilt is delightful! I really like that you mixed in some fabrics from your own stash. And while I *love* the front of the quilt, I’m also smitten with the back… I pinned it to my quilt board on Pinterest:

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    June 24, 2011

    Adorable quilt!! The colors are SOOO pretty. LOVE those girls on the swing as well!!!! Any scraps 😉 lol!

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    Erica, Sew Much To Do

    June 24, 2011

    This is my favorite quilt I have seen with the sherbert pips design. LOVE it. You design beautiful quilts! Can’t wait for you to publish some patterns for your curved quilts.

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    June 25, 2011

    I agree with the other commenters. Your color palette is a refreshing change from all the other pips quilts I’ve seen.

    And you aren’t the last! I have a FQ bundle that I got when it came out at market and I still haven’t cut into it. One of these days!!!

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    June 26, 2011

    simple squares just never get old. love this!! great color choices.