Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Touch of Spring... Revisited

Hello Everyone,

I hope some of you remember this post about my quilt in progress, A Touch of Spring. I had so much fun putting this one together, but had hit a road block. I just got tired of working on the same thing. That must happen to everyone.

Well, recently I was renewed! I decided to finish piecing the rows together to complete the quilt top. Yes, I said complete and I love it!! Here are the photos...



The lower right corner. See how it transitions from raspberry to chocolate?



The upper left corner, again the transition of color.


The lower left corner, just all raspberry.


The upper right corner, just pure yummy chocolate.


The center portion of the quilt. I just loved piecing these together. If you haven't tried paper piecing you really ought to give it a go. This one is a Judy Niemeyer pattern called A Touch of Spring.


But I think I am going to call this one Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. Mainly because this is probably my most favorite candy. Now one of my favorite quilts!!


Even though this was a time consuming quilt, I just love the results and definitely would not hesitate to make another Judy Niemeyer pattern. I also love working with batiks for paper piecing. They really hold a press well and don't shift as much as normal commercial cotton. Now just to get it on my long arm and get it quilted.

Next time, I will show you my quilted and bound Kaffe quilt. I just love it. But in the meantime go HERE for some more quilty inspiration. New customer quilts fresh off the long arm, including Vicki's Candy Button Quilt from Moda Bake Shop!

Until Next Time...


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48 comments:

Stephanie said...

Delicious and stunning.

Anne D said...

That is an amazing and beautiful quilt. Great name too!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Just beautiful, what a stunning quilt - it will show the quilting up beautifully too - can't wait to see how you quilt it.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Love love love! Great transition of colors too - beautiful!

Rita

Christine said...

wow wow and wow

cheers
Christine

Vickie E said...

That quilt is breath taking..really. pinks and browns...who would have thought it would turn out so lovely. Thanks for the shout out on MBS!!

alobsiger said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt, Jackie! Good for you for powering through! What a gorgeous result in delicious colors!

Catherine G. said...

LOVE IT! The colors are fabulous!!

wishes, true and kind said...

Wonderful quilt! Yes -- chocolate raspberry truffle it is!

Karen said...

A very good finish. I like all the curves & spikes. I was working on one of Judy Niemeyer's quilts a long time ago but it was not a total success because I attempted changes to the design and I couldn't get the border to work.

Needled Mom said...

It is positively stunning!

karenfae said...

I love Judy N.'s patterns and have made two of them I love this one also and love the fabrics that you choose to use. Paper piecing is not a favorite for me as I don't like to use the sewing machine all that much but I do love her patterns.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

BUMBLE BEANS said...

something else to learn! paper piecing! I LOVE the colors jackie!

Andrea said...

Wow - this is just so gorgeous. I can paper-piece fine but something like this would be beyond me. Well done xx

Jen said...

Jackie, it's fantastic!!! Great job. I can't wait to see how it's quilted.

imquilternity said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the fabrics/colors you chose. Jackie, you really do very lovely work.

Sandy said...

You are truly a patient quilter to make that detailed quilt. You did a fantastic job!

Vicki W said...

That is really beautiful! I love foundation piecing. It's really my favorite kind of piecing and I need to get that log cabin done so I can start another!

Purple and Paisley said...

WOW!WOW!WOW!

chocolate raspberry truffle is absolutely breathtaking, jackie!

^A^ngel said...

Oh Jackie ...this is just gorgeous!!
The colors and how the were put together is just stunning!!
Thanks for sharing you beautiful work with us...

Have a wonderful day,

Hugs,

^A^ngel

Nedra said...

Perfect name "Chocolate Raspberry Truffle" for your quilt, and it's so beautiful I can almost taste it.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

awesome

Marianne said...

I wouldn't say it's my favorite, but I do love Chocolate Raspberry Truffles. I've always wanted to make a brown/pink quilt, yours is lovely!

call me crazy said...

That is just gorgeous! Love the name too. :-)

Marianne said...

Perfect name for a fabulous quilt! Congrats on finishing.

Diane J. Evans said...

Can you see the drool on this message?! I can picture the chocolate and raspberries and my mouth is watering! Lovely job!

Diane

Thimbleanna said...

WOW! Jackie! That's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Barb said...

Jackie that quilt is awesome!!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow, Jackie that is an amazing quilt!! Just stunning! I love your name too :)

Annemariesquilt said...

Jackie I am speechless, this quilt is stunning, awesome , beautiful and lots of other words I do not know in english.
I cannot wait to see how you quilt this baby!

Heleen said...

Whauw, so so beautifull!

Sherri said...

Gorgeous quilt! And seriously your roadblock comment made my day...it's good to know other quilters have roadblocks sometimes too!

Karen said...

Just beautiful Jackie!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jackie that is "stunning"...

Janet said...

Absolutely just beautiful quilt Jackie, the colours are wonderful and the name is perfect.

searchfamilies said...

Very beautiful Well done
Hugs Janice

Rumi said...

Breathtaking!

Carrie P. said...

Simply beautiful!

Anina said...

Wow Jackie! Stunning!

What Comes Next? said...

Love it, love the name - its perfect.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely beautiful Jackie!! Can't wait to see it quilted.

Cathy said...

Wow Jackie, what an incredible amount of work, and it's gorgeous, you must be so happy to finish it. I love the name, chocolate raspberry truffle, just perfect. xo

Eileen said...

So how many boxes of Chocolate Raspberry Truffles did it take you to finish it? :-) Absolutely stunning and gorgeous Jackie. WELL worth it!! Can't wait to see your Kaffe quilt next.

Cathi said...

Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous!

henny said...

Stunning! The colors...wow, beautiful, I love the transition !

Kristin said...

I just love chocolate browns with raspberry. This turned out great. Now you have a chocolate raspberry truffle too!

Vivian said...

Jackie, that is one gorgeous quilt! Wonderful fabric choices and all your hard work paid off big time.

That Truffle is no trifle!

Helen said...

I have to make this quilt, Jackie! Just put it on my bucket list.

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