Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Raspberry Dessert and A Giveaway!

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.

Another Giveaway!
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!
Jane
Dionne
Kim
Donna
Pat
Carol
Linda

Please join the Scrap Squad at Quilters Club of America

86 comments:

jillquilts said...

OH that quilt looks great! Love the colors! I think that I would use my old stand by - pink and brown. :)

Jennie S said...

Love love love this pattern! I am becoming a follower on her site and yours.

Sandi P said...

Love your colors, but I have been mulling over doing a quilt for a dear friend who loves purples, so maybe purples, whites, with maybe some sunny yellows to add some pop.

DH Stitches said...

I absolutely adore your color scheme. It is lovely!

zarina said...

I may use pink - that is what my stash is made up (the big part).

Linda said...

Super job! I like the light border and the colors are gorgeous.

Donna's Quilts 4U2C said...

The teals & browns are a perfect combination....so pretty

Dionne said...

Oh Ruth, your quilt is SO, SO fabulous! I really love those colors you've used!
Cheers,
Dionne

Gwen said...

Ruthie, I love your color choices. I think I would make it in those same colors for one DGD and the substitute some raspberry pinks for the teals for DGD#2. I can't show them this right now,too many quilts ahead of new ones for them!

Lee said...

Very lovely quilt. I do love the design - I have some apricot and cream material I would love to make this quilt in. thanks.

goecker said...

Hi - I would like to see the quilt in red, white and blue - I really like the pattern and enjoy Jaybird Quilts too.

Lou Ann said...

I just love your colors and think it is neat to try it first electronically. Makes me want to learn my EQ7! I think this is Julie's best pattern yet!

Marcia W. said...

The colors of your quilt look wonderful. Think I might break out of my usual color range and explore red, black, white and maybe a few other accents. Thanks for the giveaway. All of jaybird's new patterns are cute.

Jo said...

Love it - your color choices are great. Wouldn't change it much.

kwiltnkats said...

I love these colors together. A goregous quilt that I'm sure Annie and Josh will cherish. There is a great King Tut varigated thread in these colors that you will have to check out for the quilting. Curious, what had you thought about to do different for the borders? Julie's patterns are very nie. Sandi

jennifer said...

This patterns growing on me and I really like yours:)

Bert said...

Teal and brown would be my choice, too. Yours is beautiful, Ruthie.

Linda said...

I love those colours together...I have made a couple of quilts in those...either that or I use BRIGHTS...with lime green as the neutral!

quiltpetty said...

I can see this in raspberry and dark chocolate! The colors fit perfectly with the name too. Yummmm!

Karen said...

Your color scheme is great. I might try it in black and whites, or red and tan or christmas or totally random or.....

TheQuiltedAppleTree said...

This quilt is beautiful! If I were to make it, it would be done in red, pinks, and brown.

Cecilia said...

I would like to try it in the 30's repros. They are such bright colors and I think they would look really good with a light background. Your colors are great together.

DianneB said...

I'm thinking about this pattern in Christmas colors - gold, deep green and red. What do you think??

Susan said...

Ruthie, That's beautiful!! And the bonus is I get to be a follower on your blog now. 8^)

Bonnie said...

I love the colors you chose, but I'm not very imagative so probably would have gone with pinks ( rasberry). LOL.

VickiT said...

Wow. I love teal and the way you've created this quilt. Gorgeous. I'm sure the happy couple will as well.

I would use purple and magenta if I were to make this quilt.

Lisa said...

To be honest, I am not sure what colors I'd use. First I saw the rsapberry, then all of the scrappy, but then while yours is still scrappy it is not so scrappy based on your color choices. Very modern and nice. Perhaps mine would end up being totally scrappy. Ive actually got a bunch of scraps and have yet to make an officially scrappy quilt. Thanks!

Ellen said...

What a beautiful quilt. The colors I would use are purples and yellows.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This quilt looks so versatile. I would love to see it made up in blue and white.

Marcia Burt said...

Teal and brown are great color choices. Your quilt is beautiful! I love scrappy quilts, so I would throw in some burgandy, navy, forest green, brown, and cream colors. I just might even add a touch of plum to the scrappy mix! After all- purple is my favorite color! :)

BettyLou said...

Ruthie your choice of colors is great. I am sure that the Happy Couple will be so pleased with there gift. You did a Super Job.

Carla said...

Love the colors you did the quilt in. I would do this quilt in Teals, Black & White. I love your color choice on your quilt!

Sunnybec said...

I still can't believe how all these quilts look so different from the same pattern. Thank you for showing us yours. Linda

Lisa Marie said...

I love your color choices. I might try it in grey, yellow and black. I've never used that combination but have been thinking I'd like to try it.

Bonnie said...

Hum, I'm thinking black and brights. Nifty quilt -- I like your color scheme but I have so few aqua/turquoise I'd never be able to have more than a mug rug!

Kathy said...

I love it! I can see it made up in blues and yellows!

Sewhappy said...

I love what you did with the pattern. Me I would like to see orange, yellow and red. Maybe. I need something cheery.

Jen said...

This quilt is beautiful. If I made this quilt I would combine dark grey, sunny yellow and lime green.

Ladybug said...

This is my favorite of all the different versions.

Summer Killebrew said...

It's gorgeous! I love your color choice, but I think I would make it in red, white, and black.

Debra said...

I think this quilt would look great done in yellows and oranges. Thanks for the chance!

Sharon said...

I was immediately drawn to your version because I love teal. But I might try Raspberry Dessert in purples because I'm seeing so much of it this spring.

Mom of 3 said...

I would try it in yellow and gray...but don't know.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love your color combination! I would have to wait and see who the quilt would be made for before deciding on the color scheme I would use. So many possibilities with such a versatile pattern!

MGM

SewLindaAnn said...

I love the richness of your color choices. Right now I would choose lemon yellow and a gray.

Nancy said...

I'd make it in purples, greens, and maybe pinks. I be bold! LOL!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi ..I am a follower of Julie and will now follow you too...I love all of her patterns..I was thinking of doing this one in maybe a yellow and cornflower...

Kim Q said...

I love it! I'd have to go with greens and browns, my favorite colors.

Angi said...

I think I might put pictures in the middle squares, but not sure about the colors.

Naomi said...

I love your version and I love Julie's patterns. I think I would try this quilt in sky blue and orange with a bit of brown thrown in.

Tammy Trig said...

I would use Strawberry Fields by Sandi Henderson as my center, with some more reds and creams.
thanks for the giveaway!

Vickie said...

can't wait to use the pattern, already have ideas.

Deb said...

I'd love to win this pattern! It's stunning!

The Monkey's Mama said...

i think i might like to see it in grays and black...

supermom said...

I'm thinking this would look really pretty done up using the new Mint Scarborough Fair fabric line. I've got that fabric line on my wish list.

Ally said...

I would love to do this in a grey yellow and plum!

Becky said...

Oh this is beautiful! I heart Jaybird Quilts. I think this would be the perfect pattern for my purple and green stash that I've been waiting to use.

Patti said...

Really love this design. I'm thinking about aqua and tangerine colours!
Patti

finallyfin said...

Great colors. Love it!

Fran said...

Your quilt is so lovely, & the colors & the border look fantastic. I would make this quilt in my favorite purples.

Dawn said...

Great colors, just for my family room!!!

Pamela Joyce said...

I really like this pattern but wasn't completely sold on it. And then there was this picture of your quilt on her site and now I'm in love with it. I think I would use a similar color scheme with jewel tone greens and browns or maybe black depending on what greens. Your quilt is lovely!

Anne said...

How about creams and browns for a subtle effect.

Kira said...

I want to feature orange, but need a companion.

Kathy H said...

I would make that pattern in all different blues. This pattern looks great in all different colors.

Kathy H said...

Love the pattern. It looks like it is very versatile. I would make it in all different blues.

cakegirl said...

Love your quilt colors. My favorite color combination right now is red and aqua.

Nancy Sue said...

Your quilt is wonderful!! I think I'd like to try it in chocolate and coffee colors, or maybe I just need some late night coffee and chocolate :)

Evelene S said...

Oh your quilt is terrific. I think I'd make mine in purples and greens.
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Cassie said...

I think these are just so pretty. I would use blues and blacks... I think that would fit my husband and I perfectly, we both love love love the color blue! :)

bambi said...

My choice of colors would be purple and turquois (I think) Or maybe red and turquois. So many options!

bambi said...

I think I would use purple and turquois or red and turquois. Not sure if first comment went through!

Angela D. said...

I think I would use blues/greens/sand colors - make it look like the beach.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

I've been wanting to make a red and white quilt so possibly those colors.

Suzy Roberts said...

Love the colors you chose! I think i would use some dark blues and grays, with maybe a light blue contrast thrown in.

Syd said...

The quilt is lovely. I could see it done up in oranges, yellow and white.

RenegadeQuilter said...

I would use various greens with dark browns for this quilt.

Vandy said...

Ruthie love what you have done!!!
I would like to see this quilt done in shades of blue! But then since blue is my favorite color I would like to see every quilt in shades of blue. Have I done a blue and white quilt yet, no but one of these days!!! Vandy

fiberobsession said...

What a great design! I think it'd look pretty in blues and tans with cream background. Then again, blues and yellows would look beautiful but totally different.

fiberobsession said...

I just visited the other sites you posted using this pattern and was crazy about the scrappy one. I'd never have thought to do it scrappy but now I think a scrappy 30's quilt would be amazing.

Pondering said...

beautiful!!!!!

Julie in WA said...

Your color choice is amazing! And those came from scraps?!! It sort of creates an optical illusion. Great job!

Jennifer said...

I think I'd use batiks in this quilt and make it kinda scrappy with light/darks/brights.

TADVR said...

Love the pattern, or guess I should say all of Julie's patterns. Your choice of colors was great for a gift, lucky couple! Congrats on the new Princess!! Be careful.

mlglenda said...

What a beautiful quilt. You did a great job. Really like your colors.
It looks like a fun quilt pattern to complete.

pojeda said...

Love your quilt! And I love the pattern! I have to find this pattern, of course, if I don't win it first! LOL!
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