Friday, March 2, 2018

Raspberry Cheesecake

Who doesn't like cheesecake??? How about a piece with raspberry ribbons running through it?


Raspberry Cheesecake improv quilt

Yes, Raspberry Cheesecake - this quilt was sooo easy to name!!

These older fuchsia prints just sing next to the Kona Banana - such a beautiful color combo! A special thanks goes out to the 3 in 1 Color Tool for helping out in that department. (See, I'm exploring color relationships!)


3 in 1 Color Tool


How about some closeups? I already let on at Midweek Makers #113 that there was straight line quilting in this one,

Raspberry Cheesecake quilt closeup 1

which I had originally meant to be 1/4" all the way through. 

But, I started with a 1/2" mistake, then quilted 10" worth of 1/4" spaced lines, and thought, ugh, I have to do this all the way? Oh-so-time consuming, and possibly with a stiff result, so maybe not such a great idea.

That one 1/2" mistake then turned into a design element! I quilted a few inches of 1/2" lines, then a  few of 1/4", and so on. In the end, it was a great choice, because it certainly adds a ton of quilting interest to this quilt.


Raspberry Cheesecake quilt closeup 2

Simple loops are in the raspberry ribbons, because I wanted something curvy, and not dense. The curves and low density contrast nicely with all those close lines.


Raspberry Cheesecake quilt closeup 3

This quilt will be going to it's forever home next month, as a coworker is decorating their baby's room in pink and yellow, and this is perfect, especially with a flannel backing.


Raspberry Cheesecake quilt closeup and backing


Hubby is sad to see it go. For me, I'm ok with it, cause I know I have enough fabric to make another!

For more on how this quilt was made, check out these posts:
Improv Project #4
Improv Freehand Cut Striped Fabric

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Quilting!



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28 comments:

  1. That turned out just lovely, the quilting really shows the texture fantastically!

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  2. Oh your raspberry ribbons are so pretty and what perfect quilting, you talented thing, you!

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    1. Thank you! This one certainly has its charm!

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  3. You had me at "Raspberry Cheesecake"! What a glorious quilt and just like the dessert flavors, the colors go so well together! What a fun project and your straight line quilting makes it perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! I thank the Color Tool for putting these together

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  4. Spotted this on Finished or Not Friday and had to tell you SUCCESS! Liz in Houston

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    1. Thank you so much! Now to figure out how to use the remaining fuchsia fabric!

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  5. I LOVE this!!! you are right - those colors just sing!!! make another right away ( ha ha )

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    1. LOL!! You and my hubby - peas in a pod! Thanks for the quilt love

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  6. You have such interesting projects! But you had me with the name of this one. Great quilting. The varied straight lines is perfect. I will have to try that.

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    1. Thanks Karen! I love it when names come easily - and I'm not even a fan of cheesecake!

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  7. Just. Love. It.

    Everything. About. It!

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  8. Beautiful! Your quilting choices are perfect!

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    1. Thanks Kat! Makes for great contrast

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  9. Well Susan, this is just delicious! Love everything about it. If hubby says make another, who are you to argue! :) That color tool is great isn't it.

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  10. I love this colour combination and the variable quilting.

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  11. That is so pretty. I love the varied quilting lines. It is so much more interesting.

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  12. That really turned out elegant looking! Great job with your contrasting fabrics and quilting choice.

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  13. Pretty again! I like the variation in quilting line spacing - makes it work!

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  14. Great colour combination. I like the varied quilting lines.

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  15. Very cool design and such an interesting color combination! I really like the change in width of the quilting, it adds extra texture! Thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Don't you love it when mistakes turn into something terrific? This looks better for the variation in the quilting spacing! And LOVE the name!

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  17. Well, I love the design element you added with the quilting! It was the first thing I noticed before I read your post. You know I'll be copying that for one of my quilts! :) And I *love* the name!

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  18. Your design is beautiful! I love the scrappy purple look.

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