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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Neapolitan Sundae

My parents came in town to visit this weekend, but I still managed to take a few hours to quilt and bind up this little baby quilt.  In fact, my mom had never seen me do FMQ, so it was kind of fun to show her how it's done (she does not sew at ALL)!


I made this quilt with my Giant Log Cabin tutorial, and it measures 47 inches square.  I love the fact that the smallish size made it a super quick finish.  And of course, now that it's done, I do like it better, and I think it will be perfect for a baby or little girl.

The weather has been so dreary today, so I had to do this photo shoot in about 5 minutes, which severely limited the creativity in my pics.  I'm just glad there was a tiny break in the rain that allowed me to get outside shots at all!

When I was trying to come up with a name for this quilt, my mom mentioned that she thought it looked like neapolitan ice cream with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry all together.  So, I have to credit her with the name- Neapolitan Sundae!  I didn't notice the stray thread on the label until just now (no kidding- a 5 minute photo session).



For the backing, I had a 1 yard piece of one of the Daisy Cottage fabrics, added some Kona Baby Pink and of course added all of the scraps from the top.  I used Kona Chocolate for the binding, and quilted with a meander in soft pink thread.


I don't know if anyone noticed the button on my sidebar (because I haven't mentioned it), but I opened an etsy shop last week.  I'm just running out of quilts to gift, and although I do donate some, I just thought, why not?  We'll just see how it goes!  So far, Grapefruit Fizz is the only quilt in the shop, and she's getting pretty lonely, so this one is going to join her!  I think I'm going to try to get a few more quilts in there before the Christmas shopping season really gets in full swing.  If you happen to have an etsy shop and have any pearls of wisdom to offer, I'm all ears!


28 comments:

  1. Such a cute quilt. A friend of mine is expecting twin girls in the Spring so I'm definitely going to use this as inspiration to make them both a little something. :-)

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  2. Very pretty, good luck with your Etsy shop.

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  3. Etsy shop yes. Pearls of wisdom no. I'm hoping a larger selection, and of course just time, will make it a success. I'm hoping it will be a supplement to my retirement income when the time comes (still a few years).

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  4. Lovely! Good luck with the shop! :)

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  5. Lovely quilt with the perfect title! Tags are important on etsy so use all 13. If you have any questions you certainly can contact me. I have been on E for a little over 2 years now.

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  6. I love the colors and fabric Kelly and even more so since you quilted it...think I would have picked up that bundle :-)

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  7. Looks great Kelly! And congrats on your Etsy shop. No pearls of wisdom over here, it would seem that my best customer is my sister! But at least my shop gives me the ability to tell the hubby that all the fabric i buy is for quilts for the shop!

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  8. Love the name of this quilt! It's perfect! Good luck with your shop. One pearl...don't undervalue your work. You put a lot into it and should get some of that out (in $)

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  9. That's it! I am going to start sending you photos of all my finished quilts before I post about them from now on. You always come up with the perfect names for your quilts! This one sure does look good enough to eat!

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  10. This looks so yummy! I think that the name suits. good luck with the shop. How wide are the strips for this quilt? Size of the center square?

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    1. Vicky, it looks like 11 strips across and she said it was 47 inches, so the strips must be a bit more than 4.25" wide when finished.

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    2. ...except I suddenly see that the center square is a bit wider, like you were alluding to in your question. MAYBE about 6" for the middle and about 4" for the strips? That would be 46"...

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  11. Kelly it´s a real cutie!
    I have the same fabrics, so thanks for the idea;-)!

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  12. Congrats on the etsy shop. You sew fast enough to keep up with a shop...my quilts all take me so long I'd have nothing in a shop if I started one! I love the quilt.

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  13. Love it! What a fitting name. Checked out your shop and congrats, it is listed as one of my favorites! Good Luck.

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  14. Very pretty and wow! you made that quilt up quickly. I did happened to come across your Etsy Shop and now follow you!

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  15. Adorable quilt and the name is perfect. It also reminds me of the candy that had the pink, cream, and chocolate (it was kind of like taffy). Good luck with the etsy site!

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  16. Love the name you decided on! The quilt turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  17. I love the quilt and thanks for sharing the tutorial, I will definitely try that some time!

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  18. As always your work is eye catching, beautiful work! Thanks for linking up to 'Anything Goes'...

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  19. What a fun quilt! I love pinks and browns together!

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  20. Lovely quilt and that's the perfect name for it!

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  21. I especially love the back. your pieced backs are always smashing. =)
    congrats on the etsy shop! and good luck, too.

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  22. Beautiful quilt and a perfect name! Congrats on opening the Etsy shop....I keep thinking I should do that too! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  23. Beautiful quilt, I love the colors and pattern! Thanks for sharing

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  24. I love Lori Holt. The Daisy Cottage line is one of my favorites and I love this fun quilt! I'm glad you got to share some of your quilting infatuation with your mom. My mom taught me to sew and I love it when we have sew days. Congrats on a really pretty finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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