I guess it's a weird sort of name for a blog post, but you'll see the connection when I explain. Ash and I discussed several names for this quilt, but eventually we settled on Sherbet Fizz. (I think Tequila Sunrise could have worked equally as well here.) And believe it or not, seriously, I hardly believe it myself, this is the 100th post for the blog!!
I quilted it in a design called swirls, and found it a lot of fun to do. I love the texture it gives to the quilt. The thread I used was Glide in the colour Linen. With those strong colours regularly changing in that middle section, I needed a colour that could make the transition from one colour to the next without screaming out for attention. I think Linen achieved that well.
I thought I would show you a close up. As you can see from the previous 2 photos, the rows of squares are straight. The lean in this photo is definitely due to camera operator error. I sailed fairly straight through this one, although it had issues at the start in the border and issues in the bottom border. Plenty of starch and a little steam, got things back into control for a neat finish. Mind you it was getting a little stressful in studio 2, as I was dealing with these issues. I had to frog an entire row, and then a bit more, but it was well worth the effort. With only the binding to go, which is to be multi coloured fabric so that it contrasts, it will be done.
Did I also mention there is an exciting development brewing at Heritage Keepsakes? Stay tuned, as I hope to share it soon!
Until next time, happy quilting.-Julie.