Monday 18 June 2012

Ouch .. look what happens when

Your Mo-jo finds you and kicks you in the butt ...

When I joined this Quilt-along I knew one thing ...... 
that I wanted to use fabrics from my stash.
Many combinations were auditioned with very little success 
so my next source of inspiration was Google images. 
With this search I came across a couple of images that sparked "something"


So I took those images and the constant question of "Why" when my children are standing at a slushee machine swapping from one flavour to another "Layering" their drink and came up with this.... 

The start of my "Rainbow Slushee" as part of the
Soda Pop Quilt-a-long.

There  are  were lots of petals to make for this quilt.

For a couple of nights this top lived on my kitchen table.
It was taking shape and I was inspired to just keep going, so I did!

I decided to graduate the solids from black to dark grey, soft grey to off white.

Woops ...... don't know how that happened! 
guess I was inspired so much by the original 

Orange Soda by Katy Jones

that I just could not stop
making my version.

Here is my completed flimsy, 
my version of the "Soda Pop" Quilt
"My Rainbow Slushee"

The pattern now calls for all the petals to be raw edge/machine appliquéd on and then
quilted but I thought I might combine those two steps.
I am hoping to start quilting this one later this week.

Enjoy your sewing


  1. Sharon, that looks AWESOME. Love it. You did get on a roll didnt you.

  2. wow Sharon,its fantastic,you are so inspiring.xx

  3. wow - it's fantastic - when you get going, you really get going!

  4. I leave you alone for just a minute and you go and whip out to hang my head in shame!

  5. Wow, wow, wow. You're on fire! Looks fantastic.

  6. Wow, this has turned out to be gorgeous!!! Job well done!!!

  7. Sharon that is just amazing.... so quick and so beautiful... ok... now I really want you to get serious about designing and making your own patterns... incredible

  8. wow! amazing! you have done a lovely job
    ps - I can see some of the charm squares that were sent in the Rainbow Swap ;-) it's exciting seeing it all come together.

  9. Looks fantastic. I'm still collecting ideas for what to do with my stack of rainbow charms.

  10. Your quilt does look amazing, I love the effect of the colours and the petals, a wonderful quilt! Hugs Wendy

  11. Oh my gosh Sharon you are sewing like a woman possessed!! I am so impressed by the sheer volume of projects you manage to power through. What a quilt. You go girl!!
    Therese xx

  12. That is awesome Sharon! It takes it to a whole new level!

  13. Saw this on Flickr and had to come check it out. I can see now that this is an applique. That surprises me...Thought the circles were pieced. I really like your version of this pattern. The colors are just amazing.

  14. OMG Sharon... it's just gorgeous! You should be very HaPPy and ProuD with your effort! Well done!!! :)


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