02 September 2012

Jelly Roll Quilt

I can now show the jelly roll quilt that I have been making in recent months, in between postcard swaps and other bits.  This was made for my sister, who reaches the grand old age of 50 next week.  She will be going with her friend to New York for her birthday weekend and as she stayed at my parents' home in Christchurch I met up with her and Mum on Wednesday at the nearby garden centre.

Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of her with her quilt as we could not spread it out there.  Before I gave it to her I did take some photos.  This one is of David (hiding behind it) holding up with quilt while standing on a chair.

The next morning I laid it out on the bed in the spare room

No fancy quilting just quilted in the ditch around the blocks.  I was hoping to have time to design and machine stitch a few butterflies but ran out of time, but at least I got the binding done.  For those wanting to know what fabrics I used the jelly roll is called Butterscotch and Roses and the blue fabric with flowers is a a length of one of the fabrics in the jelly roll and I bought these from New Threads.  By chance I used a pale blue fabric which has the same design as the beige fabric in the setting triangles, which I didn't realise until after I bought it!  Those are Makower fabrics called "Glamour Lace", which I found here (the blue version).


  1. It is really lovely. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  2. Don't you love how it looks in your spare room?! With that wallpaper? Fabulous.

  3. lucky sister, its beautiful!

    ( i turn 50 next year, just saying! )


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