Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mini Beach Towel Quilt

When I finished all three of the Beach Towel Quilts, I had this lovely little pile of jelly roll ends just begging to be used.
So, I squared them all up to 2 1/2" (that's 33 little squares) and then stared at them for a while. Finally, I decided that I wanted something that would reflect the three quilts I'd finished.
I sewed them into three strips that reflected the Beach Blanket Quilts exactly (ignore my toes peeking through in the pic!). Then I gave them a good ironing.
Then I cut four strips of white fabric 6" x 22 1/2" each. Beginning white a white strip, I sewed them together alternating between white and the colour strips, keeping the orange/red one in the middle as that seemed to balance better. I ironed all seams towards the colour strips.

Simple, quick and certainly complements the big quilts! I put together a backing that alternated white and very dark purple and layered, basted and quilted it (straight lines only!).
I'm pretty happy with the final product. It measures out at 22 1/2" x 28 1/2" - a great doll sized quilt, and a wonderful way to use up those pretty little pieces. Below is a couple of pics of the doll quilt along with two of the larger quilts.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! So simple, yet so stunning! :)

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