Sunday, May 18, 2014

All in an evening! One lap quilt size flimsy quilt top...


My creative calling had to be answered yesterday, I hadn't had a chance to work on any projects for a couple of weeks. This flimsy took me about three-four hours to put together (in amongst having tea and reading a chapter of Divergent and watching rugby on TV).

On the shelf of the spare room I was forever walking past a Riley Blake layer cake that I bought two years ago with a birthday voucher. I thought I might be able to use it for a low volume quilt class I have on Craftsy but that uses 13" squares and this is a 10" square cake. 

I don't know where but I am presuming I have read it or seen it somewhere online, but I decide to just cut the cake into pieces and then mix up the pieces to make a new block. I divided the layers into sets of similar colours firs then aimed to have one of each design in each block. 


Will now have to think on how to border it...


8 comments:

  1. What a super quilt, Jen - reminds me of ice cream ... Love it :)

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    1. Thanks! I can see what you mean about the ice-cream - makes me think of milkshakes actually!

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  2. That looks like nice combo even at the night time photo. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Vera, the colours are pretty close, it is quite a pastel scheme. Have a good weekend.

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  3. Lovely pastels. Your inspiration is much appreciated in the soft colors genre.

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    1. Thanks Lynda! I must get onto working out how to finish it off! Will require a trip to my local quilt store - gosh, that will be hard...LOL!

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  4. I love this! Great block and a great quilt!

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    1. Thank you! I am in the middle of getting the binding onto it so i can get it finished for my colleague (whose daughter in Canada is expecting a baby girl in August)...so watch this space for the finished result!

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