Sunday, September 11, 2011

Orange Sherbert...

One down and about 50 more to go (only a slight exaggeration).  I have a closet full of quilt tops that have been waiting patiently for me to someday get around to quilting them.  This week, I managed to finish one of them.  I'm calling it Orange Sherbert.

Orange Sherbert
I considered calling it The Tropics, but I plan on using this quilt to cuddle under during the cold winter months and I was afraid that name would make me long for summer too much.  Besides, I have pleasant associations with Orange Sherbert.  Yum!

I tried a new pantograph on this quilt.  It's a 5" panto called Dusty Miller - Petite by Urban Elementz.

Dusty Miller - Petite by Urban Elementz
It took a little more time to quilt each row than most of the pantographs I've used in the past, but I really like the design and would use it again.  However, because I used a thread color that matches so well, it's almost impossible to make out the design on the quilt.  Not a problem though because I know it's there and think it's beautiful!

Back of Orange Sherbert
Here are the stats for this quilt:
  • Size: 52" x 59"
  • Fabrics: Batiks from Love 2 Quilt
  • Batting: Warm & Natural
  • Thread: Aurifil (piecing and quilting)
  • Pattern: Bali Boxes (out of print)
  • Quilting: Dusty Miller - Petite Pantograph (15 passes and 4 bobbins)
  • Started: October 2009
  • Completed: September 11, 2011
  • Recipient: Me - to curl up in during the coming winter!

 As I was finishing the binding on this quilt, Gabriel tried to tempt me to play with her toy, "Plubber".  I put her off until I was done, but then we took her outside to play with the laser.  That's hands down her favorite game...

Gabriel and Plubber
Until later...

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.  
Psalm 9:10 (NLT)


  1. Oh HURRRAY! I promise to keep some of my tops "free" of completion so that you can do them up too :0)

    yeah, yeah...I know the feeling of having more tops than time for quilting :0) (or motivation???) I always enjoy reading the "stats" of your finishes. Lovely quilt motif.

  2. Beautiful! Do you have a long arm? I have many tops but so not want to guilt them on my regular machine.

  3. Love your quilt, and that's the 3rd time in about as many days that I've run into that verse. First Place 4 Health has it set to music, and I've been singing it. Thanks for sharing!