Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A finish and another birthday quilt ticked off the list!!

In between planning and sewing birthday quilts l took some time
 out to finish up this long standing PHD l mentioned here.
At long last it's finished, and off to be quilted later this week.
This quilt, called Flea Market Dash, began life as a kit from Amitie.
l made a very small change or 2.
The pattern is still available, not the kit.
So very different to the normal colors that l choose,
but l love the brightness of this one, and after all,
 its still reproduction, just from the 50's. 1950's that is!! LOL
Tick!! 1 PHD bits the dust!
Next on the birthday list was a quilt for my niece turning 18.
 Millie wanted and chose batiks, in lights, purple, greens and blues.
 Quite jewel like colors. So l purchased 3 jelly rolls,
 as batiks or those colors don't exist in my stash.
Not having a lot of experience with jelly rolls, l was disappointed to find
that 2 of the rolls were slightly larger than the 2 1/2" l thought
they would be. So with rotary cutter and ruler in hand, l headed to the cutting board.

And some time later had a pile of trimmings that looked like this.
 Hmmm! Now l am ready to sew.

And sew l did. First l made strip sets, and then using my Kaleido-Ruler got busy.
Nice neat piles waiting to be sewn into blocks.

First couple on the design wall, just to see!!

These blocks sew up very quickly and accurately.

As l had more purple than the other main colors,
l spaced them on the design wall, ready to be  filled in with the other colors.

Ready to be sewn into rows.

Top complete!!
And off to the quilter later this week.
This quilt was super fast and super easy.
And l must admit, suits these batiks perfectly.
Sure hope Millie will be happy!!
Well, l know l am.
That's another birthday quilt ticked off on the list.

Close up of the fabrics.


One of my new year resolutions is to make a dint in some PHD's.
When l finish 2 old PHD's l can start a new quilt.
Oh, dear. Hope these birthday quilts don't count!!
Thanks for visiting.
Stay tuned. More  to come!!


  1. Gorgous colours! I have just purchased my first jelly roll, but I get a bit confused with pre cut measurements - never sure if I am working from the outside edge or the inside of the pinked edge - I think trimming was a good idea!

  2. Love what you are doing, especially the bright one.

  3. Wow - both of these quilts are out of your normal color range! They both look great - I really love the batik quilt - great colors and pattern! I'm sure your niece will love it!


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