In the process of moving last summer, I sent five flimsies to Lori to be quilted and promptly bound four of those quilts when they came home in November.
The plan for Orange Sherbet was to scallop the border. November and December are very busy so I decided to wait to bind the quilt in the new year.
The new year has been here for several months and I decided to get this quilt finished. I didn't want to mess with a scalloped border so a straight border it was and she's finished now!
It's kind of a stretch to show this quilt on slow stitching Sunday since I didn't hand stitch the binding, but, I DID hand stitch the corners. My mother always did that to her quilts so I stitch my corners also.
One thing that really attracted me to this pattern was the lovely gray corners but since she's been quilted, they don't show as much. I guess my gray is too soft.
And another outside picture taken before washing. Apparently the gray shows better from an angle then directly above.
She measured 74" by 86.5" after piecing. Since she has been washed, she measures 69.5" by 83", definitely some shrinkage.
She'll be accompanying me to the Jane Stickle retreat this spring. I'll show her at show & tell and she'll also be the quilt I put on my bed in the motel room. She's not a full sized quilt but she's big enough.
See, I can make other quilts besides blue and white.
The varying shades of orange in this quilt are lovely. Those grey corners blend perfectly. Such a beautiful finish Orange Sherbert is. Pretty specks of colour in your dishcloth.
I really love the Orange Sherbet quilt you finished this week!
You will certainly enjoy showing it off to your Jane stickle retreat friends too! When is that???
Congrats on a beautiful finish!
That's a wonderful quilt Gretchen! When I hand bind, I always sew the corners too! Love those dishcloths! Have a wonderful day!
Orange sherbet is beautiful. I never realized that I should account for shrinkage when I make a quilt. I don't think I ever measured my quilts once they were washed.
I love the binding with the grey and orange. It is a beautiful quilt and the quilt design compliments the quilt top. You have green grass ? We have snow up north and more expected again today. We all have favourite colours we work with, lol. For years my eyes could not handle the bright colours and now they can.Have a wonderful day.
Orange Sherbet is the perfect name for this! I am not usually an orange fan, but this I love! Have a great week!
Beautiful quilt for your bed. The gray is subtle and really adds something to the quilt. I love the orange stars. Gail at the Cozy Quilter.
pretty quilt - I thought you hand quilted all your quilts
Lovely quilt! Orange is one of my favorite colors, and it goes so well with the gray. Congrats on a nice finish!
Love the orange and white together and the gray looks wonderful with it. Very nice finish! ~Jeanne
Beautiful quilt, congratulations on the finish!
Beautiful finish, Gretchen! Those gray squares are a cool addition. I'm sure Orange Sherbet is looking forward to the outing!
I've been following you for some time now and I'm not a person who comments but I had to tell you how much I enjoy following your blog. I have learned much about quilting from your writings. I love this orange and gray quilt and it made me laugh to read your comment at the end about using other colors than blue and white. Your work is impressive and I am amazed at how much you are able to get done in a week. Thank you for being so faithful to post. You brighten my day.
Orange Sherbet is beautiful and yes, I see the grey corners. Great finish.
Your Orange Sherbert is such a pretty quilt, another lovely one indeed.
Really pretty quilt!
Orange Sherbet is gorgeous, Gretchen. It could be used spring through Autumn. Well done.I hope you have a very lovely week.
Orange Sherbet is a perfect name for this quilt. Your orange choices look so good with the soft grey.
Wow....very pretty! I love the various fabric combinations on each star! To my eye, your grey is just right. I love your knitted dishcloth. Yes, they are fun to make - though I crochet mine. The ribbing on yours is really pretty.
You can't go wrong with blue and white, but this really does make me think of orange sherbet. Just the prettiest shades of orange for spring.
Another quilt blogger that frequently enters her quilts for jurying to be in shows shared that one of the comments she often saw was that the corners of her binding were not stitched. I'd never heard of such a tip for finishing a quilt. I still don't stitch my corners, but I do know that I'd do it if submitting for judging. :)
It's a lovely quilt! and I like the idea of hand-sewing the corner of the binding.
Congrats on a beautiful quilt finish, Gretchen! Those gray corners made for an interesting secondary design. They're subtle, but that adds to their appeal.
I like the border straight! Such a bright and cheery quilt Gretchen! I started stitching my corners when I started entering quilts in shows. So I still stitch all my corners out of habit! Have a great week, sorry for the late post. Hugs
Love the sherbert colors! Orange gets a bad rap in the quilting world, sometimes, but I love it's brightness and cheer. Congrats on your finish!
It's a beautiful quilt! Congrats on a great finish!
What a beautiful finish, Gretchen! This beautiful quilt reminds me of hot summer days and orange sherbert push ups! I loved those things! My grandparents owned a little country store and push ups were my favorite!! Thanks for sharing with Monday Musings and for the great walk down memory lane for me!
What a gorgeous quilt! Love the colors, so soft and cosy! The quilting is beautiful as well... I hope you had a good week and thanks for joining in on Monday This and That! xx
I love this quilt, Gretchen. My favorite color is orange and my favorite block is Sawtooth Star, so what's not to love! I also think those gray corner blocks are lovely. Reading your blog has enticed me to go back to blocking again. Thanks for sharing.
Oh My........that is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing, take care & hugs.
Orange Sherbert is so lovely! I love the soft orange colors and the soft grays!
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