From Layer Cake to Quilt Top

I am thrilled to have accomplished this during the school holidays.  Quite a bit of it was done last Sunday, while Luke took the kids to the park, and I finished it last night.

I love this fabric (Chez Moi – Charisma), and the layer cake made this so quick to cut up, so that I could get to the fun part – the arranging.  Here is a close up of some of the squares.

This quilt is to go on my lounge room chair – a tub chair that I bought second hand, which has less than attractive upholstery.  I need it to be slightly larger than it is, but was aiming for the look you get when you just finish off with binding.  I think I will give this a thin outer border and then bind it in the same fabric.

First I have to shop for just the right red fabric, or perhaps a green – but I will not be doing this with 3 little people in tow – I will wait until “normal programming resumes” next week, when the older two are back at school.

3 thoughts on “From Layer Cake to Quilt Top

  1. Well done Claire,

    it looks great!!!

    If it were mine, I’d probably do a thin border with the green and then a larger border with that dark pinky/red…..but I love red….so……

    Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

  2. I LOVE it! I had some of this range arrive today from Fat Quarter – it is sumptuously beautiful fabric, and I’ve been daydreaming all evening over what to do with it! How are you going to quilt it? Do you know, I still haven’t tried the free motion on my new machine – what a coward hey!

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