Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jelly Parfait

                                                               Photo courtesy of Kim Kight

Kim Kight over at True Up has been giving great recaps of the new lines introduced by various fabric companies and designers.  One of her Moda posts showed Joanna Figueroa's booth and had some amazing close-up photographs of the quilts and accessories. The picture above shows "Jelly Parfait" in the Breakfast at Tiffany's version that I was grateful to be able to piece for Joanna. It was really fun to see this picture and especially to see the stunning quilting up close!



Seeing the photo above motivated to finish up my own version (sorry about the wrinkles...I should have ironed my quilt before taking these photos). My quilt uses three Fig Tree lines: Mill House Inn, Fresh Cottons, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. (I think my quilt is about half Mill House Inn, and then about one fourth each of the other two lines). I really love how the Fig Tree fabrics all coordinate so well--Nicole has been posting about this recently tooAfter auditioning several fabrics I decided to use the sashing and border fabric used in the Fresh Cottons version of this quilt.


It was fun today putting each row together...there are just so many fabrics in this quilt that I love...the blues and browns in Breakfast at Tiffany's just might be my favorites right now.  And the large red floral print from Mill House Inn...glad that is in here too!  And this pattern...really...it's wonderful...you can use a single jelly roll (and you'll have left over strips at that) to make all of the diamond blocks, or you can use 2 1/2" strips from your stash. I also loved the construction of these blocks and this quilt...it went together really well, and I'd only worked with diamonds on a small project once before. 

Hope you have a wonderful day...and that you are inspired to sew soon!


38 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

Your quilt has turned out beautifully. I love the sashing fabric.

jen duncan said...

They're both beautiful Sherri! I love how these fabrics go together but don't really look like they GO together, you know? Not too matchy-matchy. Just purty. ;-)

Thimbleanna said...

What a gorgeous quilt Sherri! I love your version where the solid triangles are all the same color -- Beautiful!

Janet said...

Wow that quilting is really wonderful. What a great pattern.
Yours is looking very pretty.

Erin said...

I Love it! So pretty!

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty and isn't it wonderful to see how quilting just brings it to life?!! Glad you shared.

Karen said...

I do like this quilt. A different design with very good impact.

fiberdoodles said...

This is a beautiful quilt!

Homer and Queen said...

Now I am really worried about you...

Lyckligs-Cozy-Cottage said...

I love your quilt, it´s so nice. Have to look after the pattern. Very beautiful fabric color combination!
Many greetings
Gisela

Sandra Henderson said...

Lovely!~You should be VERY proud! Thank you for showing it both ways... I forget how I need to just stop sometimes because I forget what the quilting will add. XO

CJ said...

Your work always inspires me! Both of the quilts are beautiful!
How would you rate the pattern? Intermediate? Advanced??

Thearica said...

This went into my inspiration files!! LOVE the quilting!! and that pattern is awesome!

naoko said...

Really stunning quilting!!!
Your version is so beautiful.I love the quilt you make.

Carol said...

Sherri your version is absolutely beautiful...I love that you used the different lines and all the same setting triangles. You're going to have to convince me though that the diamonds aren't hard to sew. LOL! You get so much done...must be something in the air or the water where you live...you are amazing!

Thelma said...

Sherri! Thanks so much for sharing the close-up shot of Jelly Parfait, the quilting IS amazing, in the setting triangles and in each one of those diamonds..WOW.

Your color choices for your Jelly Parfait are perfect, wonderful job, beautiful finish.

Your blog got me buying and trying some Fig Tree fabric for this first time, I'm working on Laundry Baskets right now.

Nedra said...

I guess I never realized that you don't get to see the finished quilt once it's quilted. Jelly Parfait really turned out stunning.

Stephanie said...

Joanna's fabrics really do coordinate so well. Your work is always so professional looking and beautiful.

Karen said...

What a great post. The quilts are beautiful. I've never worked with that line before, it has a special feel to it. Can't wait to see yours finished. Great job.

Denise in PA said...

Love that quilt! I love how the Fig Tree lines go together so well also. I've been collecting some - Got a lot of Mill House, some Fresh Cottons, Fig & Plum, and Patisserie. And I'm currently working on Cameos with Whimsy, which I'll add the scraps to the rest. I will have lots of Fig Tree quilts when I'm done!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love both of the quilts, but I really love when you're able to mix and match fabric lines. I think it makes the quilt look more interesting, but still somewhat coordinated. Your piecing is beautiful!

*karendianne. said...

Well now, Diamonds! A quilt after my own heart.

Candace said...

Wow - it's easy to see why Joanna has you piece her quilts, Sherri - beautiful work and how great it looks all quilted!
Cheers!

Terriaw said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love how all those little diamonds are pieced together to make the row of triangles.

Miranda Shurtliff said...

Wonderful quilt! I love everything about it..

Sewn With Grace said...

It is beautiful! I've always been a little apprehensive about triangles. The colors are so pretty. I love how you used the cream and let the big triangles stand out. Also love that pop of blue every once in a while. Great job!

a little bit biased said...

Beautiful! Love those fabrics too. Glad to hear the pattern isn't too difficult. It looks a little intimidating, but it sure is lovely!

Lisa D. said...

I love your Jelly Parfait quilt - I want to make it out of yellow, grey, white and black fabrics. Beautiful work, Sherri!

pacificpatchwork said...

Your jelly parfait quilt is beautiful! Your pictures are amazing.

pacificpatchwork said...

Your jelly parfait quilt is beautiful! Your pictures are amazing.

Dawn said...

It looks fantastic! Way to go!

Mel said...

This is a beautiful piece! I love all the fabs!

Sinta Renee said...

I had just been over to True Up earlier this morning and saw her great photos of Market! "Your" quilt is stunning with the quilting...how fun to see it "under the lights" so to speak!

Brenda said...

What beautiful quilts. You did a great job.

Laura said...

I just ordered and received that same pattern from Fig Tree. As soon as I saw that quilt I went right online and ordered the pattern as it just spoke to me!
Laura T

Ivory Spring said...

Very nice, Sherri. I always enjoy seeing the fabrics you use for your pieced quilts.

Camille said...

Loved seeing this in person, and was beyond impressed with it, before I even knew you pieced it! As always, FANTASTIC work! You amaze me!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

No less than absolutely stunning. You're incredible. Look how that machine quilting really enhances the piecing. That is magic.