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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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Sue Moore says

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

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

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    diana alexander says

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

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    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!!! 🙂

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    Yolanda says

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

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    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!

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