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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

QuiltMaker Scrap Squad - Project 2


This is the 2nd project for the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad.

This pattern, Raspberry Dessert, was designed by Julie Herman of Jay Bird Quilts.  She is a very talented designer and has lots to look at on her web site.  It is definitely worth a look to see her patterns and the other things she is doing.  Julie is providing a FREE PATTERN giveaway at each of the Scrap Squad member's blog.  There are eight of us.

April 5, 2011  9:45 AM   WE  HAVE  A  WINNER!
Using the random generator at random.org, number 23 was selected from the 65 comments on my Raspberry Dessert.

                                       The WINNER IS:  Marcia Burt

Congratulations Marcia, I will be emailing you to get your mailing address so that Quiltmaker can mail you the Jay Bird Quilts pattern. 
Please respond within 48 hours (10AM April 7, 2011) or another winner will be selected.

Thank you all for the lovely comments you made.  I appreciate it very much.  Hope you will visit my blog again.  We, in the Scrap Squad, are all looking forward to our next project, which will be coming up soon.  Watch for the next "reveal date" at Quilty Pleasures
 See other Quiltmaker Scrap Squad member's blogs to check their winners
Dionne
Jane
Ruthie
Kim
Linda
Pat
Carol


Also, Quiltmaker is having a fabric giveaway on QUILTY  PLEASURES.
   Click on this link to go to their site for instructions on how to enter the Free Fabric giveaway.

There are also links to what is going on with the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad at QuiltersClubofAmerica
 Just click on "Groups" and you will see our logo.  To see pictures, click on "Media" and there is always conversations and comments.

                         Quiltmaker's Raspberry Dessert - Finished March 2011

This is my finished Raspberry Dessert   (called RAS)



I made my RAS in fruity colors for a light weight summer quilt.  The squares in the black & white border represent pieces of the dessert or cobbler.  The quilt is backed with a small checked black and white gingham.


The pattern used 2" strips and 3 1/2" squares.  I chose a dark for the center, then a medium and light color for the strips to go around the center square.



To organize my block making, I cut Post-It notes with the sizes and number of strips it would take from each color way to make two "Y" blocks and two "Z" blocks.  I then labeled them if they were to be cut from the dark, medium, light, or background strips.  This made chain piecing the blocks a breeze!





       This is how the Y & Z blocks went together to make a larger block.





When I laid out the blocks, I could see that I didn't like the way the yellow block looked.  There was not enough contrast in the center.




I un-sewed the center of the four "Y" and "Z" blocks and replaced them with a darker center and liked them much better.



This is the block that is used to set in the "on point" blocks.  I had never used a pieced set-in block like this before, but it went in very easy.

The block has to be trimmed to straighten the outside edge, after it has been set in.




Since those edges are on the bias, I sewed my first border piece on to help stabilize the edge before I trimmed it.




The 3 1/2" squares are framed with a 1 1/2" piece of border print to make the corners have a special look of "pieces of dessert".





A black & white gingham backing was added, quilted and a black binding finished the Raspberry Dessert just in time for a nice spring time nap!


April 5, 2011          Selected from a random drawing,
                              The Winner is:    MARCIA  BURT
            
To enter this giveaway, leave your comment at the bottom of this post by midnight, Monday, April 4th.
The pattern is provided by Julie Herman of Jay Birds Quilts.

All of the comments will be entered into a random drawing.
On Tuesday, April 5th, a winner will be selected and the winner’s name will be posted here.  Come back and visit this post to see if you are the winner.  Good Luck to all of you!


67 comments:

  1. Donna, I absolutely LOVE your version of this quilt! Your thin dark border really sets the whole quilt off as well!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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

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  3. What a beautiful quilt! Bright and cheery!

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  4. Love the colors! Looks like a bowl of Jelly Beans! Perfect for this time of year.

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  5. No fair!!!! You're making me hungry, but any time is "pie" time.

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

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  7. Your quilt turned out lovely. The border was a very nice addition. Your blog post looks wonderful too. Super job!

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  8. Your colours really pop out of your quilt. I like Julie's patterns, I was lucky enough to win one on her blog a few weeks ago. Thanks for the change to win another one. Linda

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  9. I love your border and colors! great work! thank you!

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  10. Really neat, and the color just pops! This is my favorite pattern of her's yet!

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  11. Your quilt is really beautiful. I love your border. And the tip about sewing border strips on before trimming - genius! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I ditto Lisa Marie's comment. Neat idea about adding the inner border to help stablize. Was it difficult to keep within the 1/4". Did you sew with the band on table? Did someone say jelly beans? Great variation with your RAS! Sandi

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  13. This is such a bright and colorful version. I really like the way you changed the yellow blocks. The blocks in the border also add that little extra pop. Great job!

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  14. Really like how you used post-its to keep track of the size & number of stripes. Also like how
    you changed the middle of Y & Z blocks. Your quilt is really pretty and I love the colors. The border is neat and really sets it off too.
    Great job!

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  15. Wow. I ADORE the borders on your quilt and all the wonderful colors you've used. Such a bright cheerful quilt. Wonderful job.

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  16. Awesome quilt. You did well by swapping the center blocks with bolder choices. Thanks!

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  17. What a gorgeous quilt!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. Love the colors you chose for this quilt. Such a fun quilt. Thanks for such a great giveaway :-)

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  19. What a colorful quilt with a creative border! "Well done, Donna" (said while patting you on the back)! :^)

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  20. Beautiful Quilt - Love all the colors!

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  21. Great looking quilt and thanks for the hints. I can't wait for my issue to show up.

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  22. Your quilt is so pretty, I love the colours. It is really great to see it in all different ways, such a wonderful idea.

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  23. The colors of this quilt are so amazing! It gives it a very playful and dreamy effect. Great quilt.

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  24. This color combination would look great in a kid's room. Thanks fir sharing.

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  25. So pretty! Your version makes me want to curl up on the porch with tea and a book. =)

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  26. Your version of the quilt is so colorful. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. How clever to add the black strip before trimming! I love the yummy colors you used in your quilt...Delicious!

    MGM

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  28. I really liked learning some tips from you, and seeing the fabric combination you used.

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  29. Great quilt - I want to make one now!

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  30. Loving all teh variations of Julie's quilt! They are all wonderful!

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  31. Great fabric choices, love the look!

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  32. I love your version. Thanks for the peek into your creative process. I like the darker yellow too.

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  33. Great pattern, beautiful colors!

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  34. love this pattern, can't wait to make it.

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  35. Cute pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. it IS like jelly beans! good analogy!

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  37. Love your use of color!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I love your version, the colors are so fun!

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  39. Love the versatility of this pattern and of course your fabric choices are so cheerful

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  40. Julie's new quilt patterns are all cute. I like the summer sherbet colors of your version of the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. Julie"s pattern is wonderful and your quilt came out looking great!

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  42. Love Julie's quilt patterns. Thanks for a very generous giveaway.

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  43. What can I say but "Wow" because it is amazing how different each quilt came out. I agree that using a darker yellow made a big difference in your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. bimbi9atverizondotnet

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  44. I love your quilt! it's beautiful. I would love to "copy" it but I don't think it would be nearly as gorgeous. Thanks for hosting the giveaway and for being a part of the squad!

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  45. Your quilt looks great. I love all the different combinations of fabric/colors and everyone looks amazing.

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  46. All the quilts I've viewed on the scrap squad have been great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  47. I love that you used white! Julie would be proud.

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  48. I love the cheerfulness of your quilt. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  49. Love the look of your quilt - Great job! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I love the way you used a more scrappy look than the original. It looks very different.

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  51. The first peek at your quilt, I thought "Yum"! Then I read that you picked fruity colors! Yep, my reaction was right on!

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  52. Love it! Looks like a Rainbow on a dreary March morning. Donna, you are so very talents! Good Job!

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  53. This is quilt is so yummy. Perfect choice of colors and the border just sets the whole quilt off. Wonderful job!

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  54. Love the look and your photos are a wonderful addition. Thank you!

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  55. Looks like a fun pattern! thanks for the chance!

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  56. I love that you did the black & white gingham on the backing of your Raspberry Dessert quilt. The colors you chose are so pretty together and the squares being framed with the black & white print really finished the quilt off perfectly.

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  57. I'd love this pattern - Thanks for the chance :D
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

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  58. Your quilt is beautiful! It does indeed look summery.

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  59. Wow, your quilt is just amazing. LOVE the colours! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this wonderful giveaway.

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  60. I love this pattern!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  61. Love your quilt and the pictures to show the process are great! It's been a lot of fun see several quilts from one pattern :) Thank you!

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  62. Your version is amazing,qood job!thanks for give us the tutorial and i love your fabric colors.

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  63. LOVE LOOKING AT CHOSEN COLOR BLENDS.... LOVE CREATIVITY

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