Wednesday, November 2

Chocolate raspberry quilt

Last year I fell in love with this color combination of lime green, raspberry and chocolate in this sweet paisley. I bought everything and started cutting and piecing the same day. Then came a few setbacks: I had sewn one of the rows upside down and had to get friendly with my seam ripper. Once the top was finished I had a hard time finding the right fabric for the back. Then I had to unstitch part for the quilting because I noticed the fabric had bunched up in the back... My seam ripper and I had a close relationship while I undid the problem area. And I finally fixed it too. So now it's really really finished. 

I wish I had bought more of the stripped fabric I used for the border

I'm pretty happy with the precision of the piecing and also love how the quilting turned out in the back

It is cheery and tame still, enough that my husband will use it.

And so cosy when we both cuddle under it while watching a movie

Celebrate Color


  1. Absolutely beautiful job! I love the fabric choices.

  2. Good Morning Caroline Sweetie...
    Oh my gosh what a gorgeous job. I love the colors, the patterns and the quilting is exquisite. You did one heck of an AWESOME job. I am clapping, clapping for you. Can you hear me? Please take a bow.

    What a beautiful way to be covered in such love. To look down and know that you did this. Such a wonderful feeling.

    I love it. Thank you for sharing, and I agree that striped fabric is SO pretty. I too would be wishing for more. Wouldn't a pillow have been lovely out of that material?

    Have a great day sweetie. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  3. tres beau ton quilt, tu as a l'air d'en faire de plus en plus, attention a l'addiction! Je sais de quoi je parle!
    Maintenant il est temps d'en proftier, a cote de la cheminee...presque terminee!

  4. What a beautiful quilt! I love that combination of colors also! Your newest follower.
    Quilting by the River

  5. Gorgeous colors, soothing pattern and love the shadowy photos.

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  7. What a fabulous quilt! Such great fabrics and colours!

    I'm just stopping by to let you know your flower patched jeans was the most voted on this weeks Round Tuit party. As such you've won a full post feature for your blog! I'd like to know if it would be ok to use some photos from your blog for this feature?
    Let me know!

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  8. I love those colours together and the pattern is great, this should definitely keep you nice, warm and cozy in style!

  9. Caroline, this is so beautiful! I can see why you fell in love with this color combination. It's amazing, just like your work.

  10. Beautiful way of ordering various colors. I suggest you that I am totally new in fabric world, and want to make one quilt, same as this. So better to share step by step guide with us.
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  12. This looks awesome! You must be so proud of yourself : )

  13. How beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am now your newest follower via Passionately Artistic. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  14. It's beautiful! I love the colors.

    I would love to invite you to share this at my Thingamajig Thursday party...


  15. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  16. Oh Wow, what a beutiful quilt. I like your work.
    Gretas from Germany

  17. Beautiful! I love the colors, and I've always been partial to that style of quilting. Nicely done!

  18. lovely! thanks for sharing this lovely creation. have a lovely weekend!


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