Today we’re welcoming designer Melissa Corry as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Melissa designed the scrumptious Rasberry Sorbet quilt from our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’16 special issue.
Hello fellow Quiltmaker readers! I’m Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be guest posting here today to share some fun tidbits about my new Raspberry Sorbet quilt!
Raspberry Sorbet is featured in the recently published fall issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! It uses my Box It All Up Block from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 13 but changes it up a bit using solid colors in one colorway to create a wonderful ombre effect that really lets the wonderful geometric design stand out.
So today, I thought it would be fun to break down the colors and their placement so you can create your own favorite Sorbet quilt as well! So let’s get to it!
You use 5 solids in the Raspberry Sorbet quilt all from the same color family. You want to start by choosing 1 Dark solid, 2 Medium solids, and , 2 Light Solids. Then, sort your 5 solids in the following order: Dark, Medium Dark, Medium Light, Light, and Lightest. You can see below the Bella Solids I used for my Raspberry Sorbet quilt and the dark to lightest order. (And yes, having a color card like this Bella Solids Match Maker from United Notions makes choosing your solids much easier
Now, lets go over where each solid goes in the quilt so you will know how much of each solid you will need. The diagram below shows you where each solid fits in your Sorbet quilt. The Dark solid makes up the cornerstones. The Medium Dark solid makes up the corners of the blocks. The Medium Light makes up the square in a square triangles. The Light makes up the center squares. And finally, the Lightest makes up the corner sashings.
And that all there is to it. Just pick 5 solids sorted from from Darkest to Lightest, check the placement of each solid on the image above and then refer to your pattern for cutting! Before you know it, you will have a beautiful Raspberry Sorbet quilt of your own!
Or, if you prefer, you could always make a Blueberry Sorbet quilt
I totally want to make a Blackberry Sorbet quilt now! (Purple is my favorite color
Or maybe you prefer Citrus? How pretty would a Lime Sorbet quilt be!
Or maybe a super happy sunshine Lemon Sorbet quilt!
And of course, we can’t forget a yummy Orange Sorbet quilt!
Whichever color family you choose, you are sure to have one Stunning Sorbet quilt!
And I thought I would share one more little tidbit to help you finish up your Special Sorbet quilt
Once you have you quilt top made, you of course, need to quilt it!! When it came time to quilt my Raspberry Sorbet quilt, I decided on an all over Echoed Paisley free motion quilting design. I love to uses lots of pretty curves in my quilting when the quilt design focuses heavily on a bold geometric look. I find the combination of the two really tend to play off of each other quite nicely.
And I am super happy to be able to share a video tutorial of how you can do the same all over echoed paisley free motion quilting on your home machine. I hope it helps you finish up your quilt top so you can enjoy snuggling in your wonderful Sorbet quilt!
(Click here to watch the video tutorial.)
I want to say a huge thank you to Quiltmaker for having me here today! It has just been so fun to share my Raspberry Sorbet quilt with you and I hope you just love making your own Special Sorbet quilt as well! And if you do, I would love to see it! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org or add it to social media with the #happyquiltingwithmc. I can’t wait to see your pictures
Oh, and if you would like to see more of my daily quilting adventures, you can pop on over to Happy Quilting and see what I am up to I just love being able to share my passion for quilting with lots of free tutorials, giveaways, fabric eye candy, and of course, general Happy Quilting goodness!
I hope you all have a Happy Quilting Day!
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Thank you for joining us today, Melissa!
If you’d like to make Rasberry Sorbet and don’t have a copy of our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’16 issue, print and digital copies are available in our online store.
A digital pattern is also available for Rasberry Sorbet.