Saturday, 3 January 2015

Spirals on a Jelly Roll quilt

Ethel made this jelly roll quilt for her grandson, so both brothers got quilts for Christmas.  This grandson wanted blue! 

I love the colours in this, I'm not sure what the jelly roll was called.  The outer border fabric is perfect for this quilt.

Because of the busyness of the fabrics, this quilt got an edge to edge treatment, rather than a custom treatment, which would be harder to see on this quilt.  All this quilt needed was texture!

 I really like how there's one white diamond formed by the blocks.  The texture was achieved with overlapping spirals.

 The backing was a baby blue minkee--I have such a hard time photographing the real colors of Minkee.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Avignon Picnic - #3

Ethel made this quilt for her grandson.  She had seen the one I made for my son --Picnic in the Rockies and wanted this quilt for her grandson to be very similar.

He chose the colours.  The tan really is more tan than it shows in the photos.    I used different fills and different black centers than on my Picnic in the Rockies quilt.  I think this rust fabric looks a little like flames.

 and I used diamonds in the black centers, rather than straight lines.  Some dot to dot Angela Walters style diamonds.

 The backing was a black dotted minkee, and I was a little worried about how it would work with denser quilting designs, but it looked great!

 and obviously I should have spent a little more time with a lint roller before taking photos, but really, until the binding is on, it's a bit of a lost cause I find.