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20 May 2012

Sugar Almonds – Bloggers Quilt Festival

It’s that time again – Bloggers Quilt Festival time.

Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side, is once again hosting this fun party for quilters. So many beautiful quilts have already been submitted – stop on over and have little look. Here is the link.

I am entering my latest quilt, which I called Sugared Almonds. I made if for my grandmother, who has recently moved into a nursing home due to her health.


Sugar Almonds Quilt


The colours of the Coquette range by Chez Moi, remind of the sugared almonds my gran used to treat us with, when my sister and I were little.

I used a jelly roll of Coquette plus and solid white cotton yardage.


Sugar Almonds Quilt 2


I quilted it in a meandering loopy design. I love this next photo – it shows the quilting in a cool new way.


Sugar Almonds Quilt 3


I did promise to write up a tutorial, and I have received several emails from a few people reminding me. I will do it – hopefully this week. My husband is back home so I may have more time up my sleeve.

I’d love to know what you think I should call this quilt design. This specific quilt is Sugar Almonds, because of the colours and the recipient, but it can be made with any fabrics.

I was thinking something with “strips” in the name? Not sure though.

What do you think this quilt pattern should be called?

I’d love to hear your suggestions.

Thanks for stopping by – but be sure to head on over to Amy’s Creative Side and look a the rest of the gorgeous quilts on display.

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25 comments:

  1. Ooh, lovely.
    Candy Strips comes to mind ;-)

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  2. I love the name you've given it and of course the story behind it. Lovely quilt for your grandma - to brighten her room and remind her of you.

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  3. Maybe gelati strips and i also love the name you gave it,its gorgeous Anorina.xx

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  4. I love the name too....and the quilt is quite lovely.

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  5. So cute! I love the fabrics and color combo...great work!

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  6. Beautiful. I hope the colours help to cheer up the day for your grandmother.
    Why not name the quit after her?

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  7. I like Sugar Almonds for a name!
    I'm going to just spit this out: 1. Eleanor Burns does a lot of "strip" titles (and I steer clear of them because...) 2. If someone is unsure of the name and puts "strips" in a search engine, what comes up in the USA is a bunch of websites where women "strip" their clothes off! (Also known as "strippers"--not sure if that is the same terminology used in Australia).

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  8. How about calling it Candy Ribbons? It's really beautiful.

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  9. Lovely!! I can't wait for the tutorial!! Like Sugar Almonds for a name too but if you want strips, how about licorice strips?! They do come in lots of colours these days ;)

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  10. I love the quilt and I'm sure your grandmother,too. The Coquette line is so beautiful.

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  11. Wow what a great quilt. I am sure it brightens up your Grandmothers day to see it and all who pop into her room. What about naming it the sunshine and happiness quilt - that is because the picture has sunshine shinning on it and the happy smiling face of your little one. I am sure it makes all who see it smile too. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hmm, what about Fabric Stack? It looks to me like a pile of fabric bolts! But sugar almonds suits the one you made with those colours!

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  13. What a pretty and happy quilt Anorina

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  14. it is a sweep pattern.

    Check out my blog if you can...

    Margaret Gunn
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  15. Outstanding quilt. I know your gran is going to love it.

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  16. What a lovely and cheery gift for your grandmother. I like the colors a lot. Very special.

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  17. A really like your quilt, beautiful:)))

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  18. Southern Aurora, although sugar almonds suits the fabric you have chosen for your Grandmas quilt.

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  19. superbe couleurs et un titre qui lui correspond bien ,félicitations

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  20. It is gorgeous and looks lovely on the bed.

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  21. How lucky your Grandma is to have something so happy and bright for her time in the nursing home. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  22. Sugar Almond Stripes

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