Friday, 3 September 2010

presenting...... Gemstones!

The quilt top is now complete in all its glory. The original pattern is from "Jelly roll quilts" by Nicky Lintott.
The picture in the book also featured Kaffe Fassett prints and the fabrics were pieced in a random/scrappy way. This looked fun and cheerful, but as I started piecing my rectangles, I decided that I would make my gemstones by organising the prints by colour, and here is the result:
For the backing I had originally intended on using white homespun with a strip of leftover rectangles pieced into it. However, when I went to buy the homespun, I must've had a brainblip, and I miscalculated the amount I needed and I was short by 20 cm.

I considered my options - going back for more homespun, or going on to plan B,
a pieced backing.

Plan B feels very satisfying in a stashbusting way since I used KF yardages from my shelves.

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to Adri I go :)


  1. Oh Mari!! It's so beautiful, the colours are just wonderful together. You are a very talented quilter.


  2. Stunning Mari. I love how you've grouped the colours together. Looks amazing, congratulations!

  3. It's just beautiful. I love scrappy and this is the perfect pattern. You did a fantastic job.

  4. Beautiful! I love the choice of colors. I'm just amazed at your other quilts - Butterfly and the Puzzle. I'm starting on the Sparkling Gemstone today for the little girl I babysit. So many quilt patterns so little time.


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