A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Friday, 24 February 2012

A Friday Finish!

This week I was too late sending my Japanese x and + blocks to Issabellathecat.  Sorry everyone, but it just wasn't as contageous as I'd thought ... I couldn't get the right combinations or so I thought.
I made 5 blocks and sent them;  I hope they will arrive today.

It's not very often I really like what I've made, but yesterday evening I was so pleased when I finished the babyquilt I started Monday. The quilting is a first to me, using the whatyamacallit on my sewing machine. The thing you can add on to the foot so you get even spacing.
Sorry, a picture is worth a thousand words:

This was the try out version.

And this is the real thing:

Front and back, but which is which?
I like both sides!
I love this echo quilting.

The friend I've made it for is expecting her baby in two weeks and she wanted to match it to the colours of the baby room: brown and cream.
I just added a tiny bit of green-ish.

I love it!

Size:  32" x 40"
Fabrics used:  made of a fat 8ths packet bought here + 4 strips (22" x 1.5") from a green (Robert Kaufman) fat quarter
I cut the fat 8ths all into 1.5" strips, 6 out of each one.
Pattern: adapted 1600 Jelly Roll Race version.
Name: open to suggestions!

I'll be linking up to Amanda Jean's Friday Finish.

Have a great weekend!


  1. :D waiting for the postman here.
    What do you call those spacing things and how on earth have you managed to get yours not to move while you're using it? The quilting looks awesome and I'm slightly in love with your colours!

  2. He'll come, if not today then tomorrow ... Or you could sing to him/her?
    Poppyprint calls it a "useful doohickey" but goes on explaining it is called a seam guide.
    Now we know!
    She has a great tutorial on quilting parallet lines on Flickr:

  3. This is beautiful! What a treasure for the new babay's room.

  4. OOh, that quilting looks fab, love how it's offset from centre

  5. It looks great....kind of like ripples in the water after a stone has landed. Beautiful.

  6. I am in love with this quilt - the colors are so elegant, and the circular quilting is fabulous. GREAT JOB txjennywren at g mail dot com

  7. Gorgeous! Love the quilting!

  8. I love the combination of the circular quilting and the rectangles of fabric. A real inspiration. I pinned this to My Pinterest board.

  9. Pretty! The quilting looks fantastic!

  10. Hi Betty-don't think I've ever been to your blog before-just had to comment that your quilt is terrific-love the colors and the quilting you did is just the perfect finish.
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Wow, that quilting is just amazing. I'm so envious!

  12. Love it! Especially the quilting. I'm gonna have to try that out sometime.

  13. love love love love love this Marjolein! Are those oakshotts I spy on the back/front? If so, love what you did with them.

  14. This really is gorgeous, the quilting just adds an amazing dimension to it. Well done!