Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Brit Quilt Swap

I thought I'd better pull my finger out and make a start on the mini quilt for my Brit Quilt Swap partner. Mum kindly purchased a rather gorgeous jelly roll of coloured solids for me at a recent quilt fair and I just knew my partner would love it! One night this weekend, just as I was nodding off to sleep, an idea came to mind for the design of this mini quilt. I forgot all about it until this morning so I quickly scribbled down the basic pattern and the rest grew from there. Serious quilting maths have been occurring hence the calculator!

From the gorgeous jelly roll I chose 9 strips in shades of orange, yellow and blue. The green is a fat quarter and is far more vivid than this photo would have you believe.

I was so excited by the fabrics and the design that I couldn't wait to start cutting out!

I've also started sewing the pieces together but the pictures I took are terrible so I'll have to wait to show you that until I can get some daylight shots :) Catch you soon!


  1. Love these colours - very sunshiney day at the beach (not that we see many of those in NI!)

  2. Ooooh can't wait to see more just the sight of your calculator scares me - diagrams & calculations are way beyond me!

  3. I'm loving the look of this! Like Fiona just said the maths bit had me a bit scared because it's a big thing I'm bad at when it comes to quilting.

  4. Oh you're teasing us! Those colours are so soothing. Jxo

  5. The colours are really lovely, and I cant wait to see more of the spiral!


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