Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The One-Day Quilt

When I say it's a one-day quilt I mean it in two different ways.

I always wanted to make a French Braid quilt "one day"... One day I will get around to it... you know what I mean?

Well, I've just had that day (well day and a half really, as I didn't sit and sew and cut and iron for the entire time)... Here are pieces from a "Berry Bliss" Bali Pop (it's like a jelly roll, that is, it's 40 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric cut across the full width bolt - these are batik fabrics).

That's the Blue Willow rainbow ruler I used with their pattern for making the quilt.

Here are my pieces all divided into little piles.

Ooh, aren't these strips looking nice.
As I sew, I am seeing a real sea-theme. I think I would like to see this quilted with seaweeds.

And here's a close-up of the fabrics...
And here is my finished quilt top. OMG!! It's gorgeous!!

It could be more masculine, or you could keep it for yourself like I will....
I can't believe it really, here I am thinking I will have seaweeds quilted on it.. and there are anchors, shells, seahorses and turtles in the border print!

I still can't believe it, I made the entire quilt top in (almost) one day...
Now that's a one-day quilt!!!


Anna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Karen said...

I got a chuckle from your "one day quilt". The quilt itself is a beauty!

Anonymous said...

I want to finish that quilt too. Well one day....your quilt just turned out beautifully. Great job!

Blissfully Stitching,

Donna said...

Very pretty! French Braid quilts really are fun to do.

Ann said...

Love the Berry Bliss as a braid! I've been looking at that ruler recently in a magazine, and it's interesting to see what it can do. Not so much wastage as cutting off the ends. Ann :)