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Sunday 16 September 2012

Juice Box Sofa Quilt

Time to share another quilt that I made before my blogging days began.

This is my Juice Box Sofa Quilt based on the Juice Boxes design by Cluck Cluck Sew

I made the quilt as part of a class taught by Karen Haynes at my LQS in Manhattan and that's when she introduced me to the June Tailor Shape Cut Plus ruler (I know I say this over and over but if you haven't checked out my tutorial for this then please give it a go - it really is a must-have tool for any quilter :) )

I decided to sash the quilt to make it larger and I think that and the neutral colourway have given it a very different feel to the original quilt pattern which is more suited to being a child's quilt.  My sashing is 2" finished so 2.5" strip cuts - other than adding the sashing my quilt is made exactly following the pattern sizes given.

Here are some extra photos that I've found that I took during the piecing process.

And some detail shots of the quilt - these are taken indoors so you can see the colours much better without the strong sunlight.

And finally, here's Thatcher (known as Tatty to her friends) - as you can see, she LOVES the quilt!

Quilt Size:
Finished quilt size 72" x 56"

Fabrics Used:
Top Sheet - when I made this quilt I wasn't at that time paying any attention to who designed the fabrics or even what they were called and I've used so many in it that, apart from the backing fabric, I can't list them for you.
Backing Sheet - the main fabric is Dear Stella - Doodle Paisley - Grey.

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  1. I knew this one looked familiar as it was the quilt you have in your header :) Really pretty, I love the blues in it!

    1. It's such a calming quilt Kati - I have it on the arm of one of my living sofas and it's always a favourite to snuggle under :)

  2. Look great Chrissie! I like the color scheme you used. I also like how you added the sashing to the backing as well.

  3. I just love this quilt. And it seems, so does Thatcher! Curious.... Is that THE Mrs. Thatcher???

    1. Thanks Lorna for dropping by and your lovely comment and yes, Tatty is named after the Iron Lady herself :)


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