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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Grapefruit Fizz

A little bit sweet and a little bit tart with shades of pink and orange together, this quilt is called Grapefruit Fizz and I just love the way it turned out!

I think the purse strings blocks create such an interesting pattern and secondary pattern when they're all put together, and I definitely see more of these in my future!  


Y'all know me, if there's a polkadot to be had, I will back a quilt with it!  It just so happens that this particular fabric, from the Amy Butler Lotus line goes just perfectly.  How could I resist?



For my newer readers, I made my label using my own method, which you can find HERE.  For the binding, I opted for one of the fabrics already in the quilt.  It's called Boho Stripe from the Wrenly fabric collection.


I have to say that of all of the quilts I've made, this one is definitely near the top in terms of pride in my accomplishment.  This is the only quilt I've ever taken from a sketch to a reality, with a completely original block design.  I really enjoyed that side of the creative process, and it's something I think I'll do again in the future!




66 comments:

  1. It is really gorgeous!
    I love the name too! LOL!!!
    Esther
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  2. You amaze me! You churn these gorgeous quilts out. Can I be like you when I grow up? :) I love the name too.

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  3. I see why it is one of your favorites. I am still marveling at how quickly you complete your quilts from start to finish. This is spectacular and the colors just completely make it!

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  4. It's gorgeous. Love everything in it. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks a bunch! I am glad you like it!

      :) Kelly

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  5. This turned out awesome! And the name is perfect :)

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  6. Love your colour choice. Fantastic. You have me planning a purse string quilt!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm happy you like it! I do hope you try it.

      :) Kelly

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  7. Lovely!! I recently figured out I prefer quilts with plenty of white space and lighter, brighter fabrics. This pattern has all of those!!! This is on my list of must makes.

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  8. Gorgeous! Not a pink girl, but I love these colors!

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  9. Love the color combinations! Beautiful quilt! It looks so modern, soft and cuddly!

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  10. So nice! I love the colours. Great finish!

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  11. really nice Kelly, this is now one of my bucket list quilts, i have so much pink and orange sherbet.

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  12. Beautiful Kelly! Love the finished quilt and the colors are amazing! Love how you transformed your idea into reality!

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  13. Gorgeous! Just love it, Kelly! What a super name you came up with, too. I am sew proud and happy for you. Hope you do intend to try your hand at coming up with more designs! And the colours and fabrics are perfect! Awesome job!

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  14. That is a darling quilt! Very cool block and the colors are great. Gotta love a stripe for the binding!

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  15. I am way behind on my blog reading--but I have glanced through my feed at photos. I thought the "purse string block" totally had to be a vintage block you had looked up and re-done in a modern look. It has such a smart, classic feel to it, and you chose a fantastic, well-suited name. GREAT WORK, Kelly! I love this quilt. The design has a lot of movement in it, and enough "white" space to feel clean and air-ed out.

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  16. I love the orange! I've never used it much in my quilting, but I am trying it more and more. Did you figure the block out using graph paper or on a quilt computer program. I am always unsure of the math!

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  17. Gorgeous! So fresh and pretty!

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  18. Absolutely fabulous! Love it even more after the quilting. Your fabrics are fabulous.

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  19. It is all the 25 comments before mine said. And yes Kelly you have to be very proud of it and of your sketch idea. Do go on with sketching and inventing new blocks.

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  20. You are amazing!This came together sooo fast! To get something done that fast, I might as well not sleep. It's beautiful too!

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  21. Great quilt Kelly! Love the colors. It reminds me of my little sister when she was younger that was her favorite combo :)

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  22. What a fantastic quilt! Love your pattern and colors! Btw...I have used your quilt label on two of my quilts, which I will be posting soon. Really enjoy your blog! Have a wonderful week! ~ Vickie

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  23. This looks fab, Kelly! I think it's so much more satisfying to use your own design :)

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  24. Wow!! Congrats on taking your quilt from the drawing board to completion! I love it! The colors are so pretty together!

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  25. very nicely done, very pretty.

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  26. I should hope so. This quilt turned out Beautiful!

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  27. Yay Kelly! You should be so proud! It is absolutely beautiful ! So very pretty...

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  28. Great colors! I agree with everyone else - hope you keep up this pattern designing thing - you're obviously very talented.

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  29. I love it! Can't wait to see more from you!!

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  30. Just beautiful! I love the colours you've chosen. Just lovely!

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  31. Wonderful Quilt! I love the back too.

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  32. Hi Kelly! I love your new quilt! Those colours and fabrics are so delicious and your design is fantastic! Have to put this on my list! x Teje

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    1. Thank you so much Teje! I am so glad you like the color palette and design! I would love for you to give it a try!

      :) Kelly

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  33. What a great summer into fall color palette! :) Lovely!

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  34. Really cute Kelly! Love the colors of this one.
    Amanda

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  35. Beautiful Kelly and you should be very proud of this!! Thanks for sharing.
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  36. Love the colours (my favourite two!) and I really like your block design. The back came really well too!

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  37. Beautiful! I have been wanting to use pink and orange but haven't been brave enough yet. You convinced me i must!! Great block design as well!

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  38. Beautiful Kelly! Just love the fresh and perky colors- you named it perfectly!

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  39. Beautiful! I think I will have to try this block. such impact and simple piecing.

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  40. I love the colour of this quilt. So fabulous. So fresh. So fun. So perfectly named.

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  41. I can't think of anything to say that hasn't already been said, but I'm going to say it anyway! Just Beautiful. Absolutely Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing...
    LPC@lynnepusscat.com

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  42. Gorgeous! Two of my favorite colors together - so beautiful. I love your block design, too. REally great job.

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  43. Gorgeous colours, the blocks look like they're doing little star jumps!! Perfect name too .....very fitting ....brings lovely images to mind :)

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  44. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors and the fun layout!

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  45. I love the name! I can never come up with good names!

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  46. This is gorgeous! And I love the name!

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  47. Kelly, it's gorgeous! Great colours and a perfect name too!

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  48. Nice!! I really want to make a pink and orange quilt - pretty and perky at the same time. :)

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  49. Everything about this quilt is wonderful - the colors, the design, even the name! Great job!!!

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  50. I have a stack of punk and orange fabric ready to go--this quilt is beautiful!

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  51. Wow! Just wow! I love the pretty colors and all the patterns that purse strings block makes! Congrats on the completion of the first quilt you designed. It is a pretty awesome feeling, isn't it? And thank you for linking up.

    xo -E

    P.S. You are awesome at naming quilts. I have one that I've had cut out for almost three years (or maybe it is almost four, now) and I'm still stuck on what to call it. Maybe I'll send you a photo and you can come up with something good ;)

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  52. I am doing this quilt for a customer in grey, green and grey paisley, lavendar and white. The customer picked the colors and let me pick the pattern. Coming along fantastically can't wait to get it done.

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