Sunday, 18 October 2009


The quilt I've been busy making for Jasmine, my niece, is finished and it reminds me of Battenberg cake - it is a mixture of pinks and soft yellows, so I will call it The Battenberg Quilt.

It seems appropriate considering there is a bit of a cake theme going on!

The quilt is based on Amy Butler's Pink Bliss Quilt available as a free download here. I made it about 12 inches longer so that it will just about go on a single bed.

Jasmine helped me pick some fabrics to go with some from my ever-growing stash, from eQuilter who have a great little designboard thingy to play with when you order from there to see how your quilt is going to look.

I backed it with a Kaffe Fassett pink and white polka dot and hand-quilted it around the bigger panels and along the length of the narrow strips. I then used his Cabbages and Roses for the binding.

And so here it is laid out on the deck on a sunny October afternoon. All ready for wrapping... but I've got a couple of other little extras to finish to go with it...

My new workroom is proving to be a complete success and I am well on the way to completing the quilts for my three nieces in time for Christmas. Oh dear, I just said the 'c' word -sorry!

There are piles of pink and green fabrics...

...that are getting me ridiculously excited! I cut and sew and press and layout and number...


  1. You have three very lucky nieces, that's all I can say!

  2. The battenburg quilt is beautiful. The colours for the others look gorgeous too.

  3. How wonderful! And so organized and productive. I haven't even started to think about the hoildays yet. Uh oh. K x

  4. totally beautiful xxx

    off to play on the design link

  5. Good greif! That excitement from here is almost too much to bear!!!! xx

  6. It is so good to hear you spilling over with ideas and enthusiasm.

  7. the battenberg quilt is amazing - so vibrant and happy coloured - you have a wonderful way with colour. Glad that your new room is inspiring you.

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