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!
...as I cut and sew and press and layout and number...