Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Raspberry Dessert

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Anyone hungry?  I hope not because I'm talking about this quilt & not food!
Details
Fabric is Quilter's Linen by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Raspberry Dessert
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 11/8/10
Finished on 1/1/11
Quilt measures - 76.5" x 76.5"

This quilt is in the May/June issue of Quiltmaker Magazine.
If you are a subscriber you'll see it showing up in your mailbox any day now.  It'll hit newsstands in about two weeks.  When that happens I'll have a few copies in my shop as well.

Here is the cover




Here is a flat shot of the quilt from the magazine.

Quiltmaker also recently started a new program called QM Scrap Squad.  "Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad is an enthusiastic team of eight Quiltmaker readers who are making scrappy versions of one pattern from each new issue of Quiltmaker."  QM Scrap Squad's second glorious project is due to be revealed today... and rumor has it that they made my Raspberry Dessert quilt!!  I'm excited to see it in all different colors.


I started this quilt in PA and shipped the finished top to Angela in MO.
Then I flew to Los Angeles to help out my family & she shipped the quilt to LA for me to add the binding.  This was the first project I finished in 2011, early in the morning on new year's day.

Enjoy the yummy photos... because if I had been at home all you would see is photos from inside the house... because there was snow everywhere! (I'm really thinking about moving to LA after seeing these photos...)


Detail on the back

Playing with my brother's camera...


My label pieced into the back

On a random note...
The colors of the quilt inspired the name, but I can't stand to eat raspberries or anything raspberry flavored!!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

46 comments:

Sonia said...

Sweet!! I like it. The colors are vibrant and yes the name is perfect for it. :)

Carol T said...

I love your quilt, it is really pretty.

Tanya said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors :)

*Cornelia* said...

wow this one is amazing I love it

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's gorgeous Julie! That fabric looks so beautiful in your design! And no raspberry anything? You haven't tasted my homemade raspberry jelly made from my homegrown raspberries!!

Shelley said...

This quilt is so stunning! I love what Angela did with the quilting too. It really sets off the blocks nicely.

Amanda Murphy said...

I LOVE this quilt, Julie. Fantastic job! Just gorgeous...

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love the flavor of raspberry, but can't stand biting into the seeds! Still, this quilt is gorgeous but it is so not fair of you to show it to those of us who have chosen to do without sweet yummy things during Lent! This one is just too delicious!

MGM

Siuan @ Snowbound said...

So pretty! Do you do your own quilting at the end or do you send it out? I don't know anyone in town here who has a quilting machine but some of the ladies from my craft night are looking into it. This is another one to add to my future list of to-dos! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Pernes said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Love the colors and cant wait to see the pattern/

Sandy said...

Ohh, I love raspberries...red or black. Great colors in this quilt..definitely the right name for it. The quilting is fabulous! Congrats on it being in the magazine and would love to see it in other colors also.

Sarah said...

great use for solids. very pretty.

Tiffany said...

Ooo so pretty!

harleywife57 said...

OH ! again you have held me captive in another of your BEAUTIFUL creations !! LOVE IT ! and now I'd like some raspberry cheesecake ......

Christina said...

wow that quilt is absolutely beautiful! Love the the contrast in the colors.

Ruth said...

Oooooh! This is so zingy, I love it! And I really like the quilting. :-)

angela said...

WHAT?! I love raspberries! And your fabulous quilt, too. I'll lok forward to seeing in it my magazine.

Now I have to go grab a raspberry mocha coffee - you got me thinking about it!

Tara said...

Just beautiful - and suddenly I want dessert!

Ela said...

I love your quilt!Love the colors !

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

this quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Dionne said...

I loved working on this pattern! I was quite excited when QM told me my next project was going to be one of yours, your patterns are all so fresh and fun. I love that you piece your labels into your quilts. I do this as well and I've received much grief over the years for this habit of mine.
Cheers,
Dionne

Charlotte said...

just gorgeous!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love it! Can't wait for my copy of Quiltmaker to arrive :-)

kwiltnkats said...

I'll be on the lookout for my QM issue too. Love the fabric choices and the quilting. Like your Unwind Pattern. Sandi

Becky said...

Love everything about it! the color, the designs, the quilting. It's gorgeous. and btw - I love raspberries!

Melodee said...

Wow, wow, wow - I gasped when I saw this one... and the quilting is amazing.

Stormy Days said...

Wow Julie, this one is really beautiful. I saw the post with the other colors, but I think the pink and purple is the best. Congratulations.

Dresden Quilter said...

It is so wonderful.

Judi said...

I love it! So cute - too bad you don't like raspberries though - they are my favorite fruit!

Josurin said...

I'm pretty much in love with this pattern. I'll have to add it to my "to-do" list!

Jessica Levitt said...

I love this. It's almost like a fabric design itself. Awesome colors.

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

I love this pattern! Youe colors and quilting is beautiful. I am one of the Scrap Squad quilters and this was a very fun project for us. I enjoy looking at your web site as well. Hope you will like how we have used your pattern. Thank you for providing us with the Free Pattern Giveaway for our blogs. There will be some happy people.
Have a happy quilting day.
Donna

Patty said...

Love the colors the pattern is quite nice, I think Angela did a wonderful job quilting it too. I'm not sure you realize what your missing out by not eating raspberries I love them.

mascanlon said...

Love this design Julie. Your patterns challenge folks to get a little out of their comfort zone beyond simple quilts. This is such a good example of color and value and how that really carries the design. Oh and if you moved to LA bet you could find a like minded quilting group here too! Its sunny and 70 today.

bethanndodd said...

You amaze me! Beautiful as always and the quilting is fabulous! Congrats on the magazine feature too!
Smiles...

Linda said...

Oh, Julie! This is absolutely breathtaking. I can't wait to get my grubby little paws on this pattern. I will be impatiently waiting for the magazine to come out. 8-)

Janet said...

Julie! It is just beautiful! I love, love, love it.

Cathy said...

I love the pattern!!

There are definitly some pluses to LA over Pennsylvania. My brother-in-law moved from Pittsburg to LA a few years ago and said it was the best thing he'd done!

Shiree said...

lovely quilting, super quilt!!

Tatkis said...

It is sooooo beautiful! I love the colors and pattern, and your quilting stitches are lovely!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

piece peace said...

This is both visually interesting and extremely soothing all at once. I really love this quilt!

Jared Polin said...

some nice photos in this spread.

Jenny said...

This is amazing! My husband just requested a quilt with no prints - can you tell me how much yardage you used for the top (so that I can take advantage of the solid sale at Fat Quarter Shop right now)?

KimT said...

fabulous!

Nancy in IN said...

Beautiful Quilting is fabulous. How to quilt is the hard part for me. I just finished one for bro with hummingbirds on it, in the big blocks.

Catrina MacDonald said...

lovely quilt! hope you don't mind that i pinned it. :)