Quiltmaker Scrap Squad

Quiltmaker Scrap Squad
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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

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!