Raspberry Dessert is the name of the Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad quilt #2 for 2011. Mine doesn't look anything like raspberries though. I had a purpose in mind when I started this quilt. It was to be a wedding gift for Dan's niece, Annie and her husband, Josh. The colors in their home are aqua, teal and brown.
I started out with some ideas in EQ
and decided on this one:
I used 5 different teal fabrics (3 FQs and 2 half yards), 2 medium browns, 4 dark browns, and 2 cream prints. Not nearly as scrappy as my 1st Scrap squad Quilt, is it?
All cut and ready to begin sewing:
Here it is coming together on the design wall. I'm really liking it at this point.
The finished center. This is as far as the pattern in Quiltmaker goes.
But I wanted mine to be queen size, so I auditioned some borders. When I chose the borders, I planned to do custom quilting, but changed my mind at the last minute. And here is the finished quilt
Raspberry Dessert was designed by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. She is very talented and you'll spend a long time on her blog. Be sure to check out her patterns. She has generously provided a pattern for each of the Scrap Squad Members to give away on our blogs. So, leave a comment on this post by midnight Friday, April 1 (no fooling!), telling me what colors you might use in this quilt. I will draw a winner on Saturday, April 2nd, in the morning. So, come back and visit then to see if you have won.
Also, Quiltmaker will have a fabric giveaway at Quilty Pleasures so, go there and leave a comment as instructed to be entered.
Check out the other Scrap Squad members quilts. They are stunning!
Please join the Scrap Squad at Quilters Club of America