Monday, May 13, 2013

Flower power

Small quilt made with half a Riley Blake jelly roll and the lazy angle ruler
 
I dug this project out of my cupboard a few days ago and it's now a completed quilt top. The fabric is half a Riley Blake jelly roll paired with some cream fabric from my stash. The jelly roll was a prize from Riley Blake and when it arrived it was as Jenny quite rightly said "Cor blimey". That being said this is the second small quilt made from the jelly roll and as the fabric doesn't have a lot of cream in it, it works very well. I used the Lazy Angle ruler and book from Creative Grids and I was inspired by Jaybird's Hugs and Kisses quilt. As the fabric is busy, it allowed me not to anguish over the block placement and which is very liberating and a time saver.
 
My plan is to attempt to do some feathers on my long arm, but I have two customer quilts to finish first. I also need to shop my stash for a backing and binding. I found some plain fabric in the storage area yesterday which I'd forgotten about which could be dyed. Perhaps I should have a go at a purple backing this time. I think I need to finish my Bee in my Bonnet row along next.
 
Linking to:
 
Plum and June
 
Hosted by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts

6 comments:

Janine said...

This is lovely! Gorgeous fabrics :)

Scrapatches said...

Very pretty! I like the way you used the cream for the diamonds. Usually I see this diamond type quilt with the prints in the diamonds. Good idea ... thanks for sharing :) Pat

Renee said...

Feathers will look great! It's a very pretty quilt.

wombatquilts.com said...

Lovely quilt... and please let me know if you find a tidying fairy. I have been looking for years.

made by ChrissieD said...

Loving the Riley Blake fabric and looking forward to seeing how you feather quilt it :)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

What a lovely pattern! Feathers would look great!