Monday, October 8, 2012

Ice Cream Bars

I shocked even myself by completing my low volume quilt without it ever becoming a UFO!
 The fabrics are all strips from my scrap boxes, so it was easy to pull low contrast lights, with a few 'zingers' thrown in to keep your eye moving.
 The quilting is simple: just an all-over loopy design with cream colored  thread.
 For the backing, I used a cute red and white toille that has been languishing in my stash for years. I was so excited to find just the right quilt to use in on!
 The quilt measures 70" x 80" and fits on my daybed perfectly. Directions for making this fun and easy quilt can be found in Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. The subtitle says it all: Sort, Store, and Use Every Last Bit of Your Treasured Fabrics. You'll enjoy this book, if you love scraps!
Somehow, I always think of ice cream (my favorite dessert) when I look at this quilt, so I named it Ice Cream Bars!

26 comments:

  1. Your Ice Cream Bar quilt is yummy! What a great finish!

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  2. I love your quilt1 It DOES remind me of ice cream! It's beautiful and all the more special because you used up scraps!

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  3. Had to come see what Ice Cream Bars you were referring to. lol Lovely job on the quilt. That book is my favorite quilting book of all times. I hope to use up more of my scraps with it.

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  4. It looks awesome. Love the low volume fabrics.

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  5. Your quilt is beautiful - I can see how you couldn't let it languish!

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  6. That book is on my Amazon wishlist - seeing your beautiful quilt has made me want it even more! It is an absolutely lovely creation.

    Pomona x

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  7. This is so fabulous! Enjoy your amazing quilt ; )

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  8. What a perfect name...a little bit of vanilla, some strawberry, peppermint and even some citrus gelato! Very pretty-understated and calming! Lovely quilt Carla!

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  9. Carla, it's woooooooonderful!!! I so love a good scrappy quilt and yours is so good!!

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  10. I love this; I am going to try to use up strip scraps using this method. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. It's beautiful. I'm not normally one for "low-volume" but I really love this quilt!

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  12. It's just lovely, and aren't you the dedicated one to have gotten it made non-stop. So impressive. Ice Cream Bars is the perfect name. Gosh, you always make the prettiest quilts, and your photos are just plain nice to look at. Perfect in every way.

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  13. Lovely quilt, Carla! I have some serious stash busting to do...perhaps I need to add Sunday Morning Quilts to my library?

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  14. You have a beautifully sweet quilt here, title and all! I am dreaming of one of these in my future. I think you need to serve it up with a spoon!
    :-}pokey

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  15. Perfect quilt, perfect name!! Your ice cream bars quilt is gorgeous Carla, I love everything about it. xo

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  16. Your Ice Cream Bars are yummy!!! A lovely finish. Love the pastel spots of color. Pretty back to go with it, too. I would love to try some of that loopy quilting. It sounds a bit scary, though... please tell us some more about the quilting when you have a chance. Please?
    ; )

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  17. It is a beautiful quilt! I love the last picture with the sun sorta shining through... congratulations on a wonderful finish!

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  18. I seriously love this quilt!

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  19. Oh, I just love it! I think the name fits the quilt aptly! Great job! Don't you love it when that happens...a quilt gets made without being a UFO? It's only happened to me a few times in my life!

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  20. This is one my favorite quilts! I love everything about it!

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  21. I love ice cream too - make mine chocolate with chocolate chips! And I love your quilt -- it's gorgeous!

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  22. I'm a scrap lover and this quilt makes my tummy tickle a little. Love the pops of dark fabrics. Really beautiful, Mama Carla!

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  23. It really does look like ice cream! Lovely!

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  24. Carla, this was my favorite quilt from Show & Tell last night---I LOVE it!! I love Sunday Morning Quilts too...in fact, I bought it specifically for this quilt and now, after seeing yours, I'm even more inspired to make it!!

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