Saturday, February 27, 2016

Working on Ashley's Quilt

Another one of our nieces will be graduating this Spring.  I've been working on her quilt.  When I last posted about it, I guess I didn't make myself clear, and some people thought that I drew up this pattern.  Nope, I purchased a pattern, then re-drew it to fit my needs, as I frequently do.

This is the pattern I chose to make the quilt with.  I saw a sample at a local quilt shop back in early November.   I loved the sample, and figured that I could use the pattern.
Cosmic Jewels Revisited pattern
This pattern tells you how to make 4 different size quilts (wall, lap, queen, king), but, none of the sizes are what I need, since I need a twin size quilt, for a dorm bed.  I figured if I made the wall size and made it twice, I could turn it into a twin size quilt.  I re-drafted it (making the blocks slightly larger than the wall size blocks in the pattern).  Since it takes 8 different colors, besides the background, I needed to see what colors would look nice next to each other.  This is what I came up with.
my re-drafted version of the pattern
There is a great guide in the pattern, to help with the placement of each color.  They give you a grey guide, with numbers for the colors (1 thru 8).
great placement guide
I made a photocopy of this page, and used markers, so that I could put my colors in the correct places.
colored in placement guide
I finished the center of this quilt last night.
center of the twin size quilt top
When I purchased the pattern, I found a great border fabric.  I purchased the border fabric, then found the solids for the center of the quilt. 

I need to figure out which way I want to turn the border fabric now, so that I can add the borders.
top to bottom

side to side
Isn't that a great border fabric?  My sister-in-law told me bold and bright.  This is surely bold and bright! 

I've already made 2 pillowcases to go with this quilt.  My niece got one pillowcase for Christmas (not knowing anything about the quilt), and will get the other pillowcase when she gets the quilt.
can you guess which pillowcases go with this quilt?
I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to get this one quilted, or, if I'm going to quilt it myself, with straight lines. 

Check back with me on Tuesday for a 'Celebrate International Craft Month' blog hop, hosted by Darlene at Quilt Shop Gal.


  1. That is the perfect border fabric! I like it side to side. She is going to love her quilt.

  2. I love the design you came up with and the colors. Of course bold and bright is always good! Would you believe I own that border fabric?! Love it too! ~Jeanne

  3. That is such a great quilt, I really love the design and the bright colors. I like the border running side to side, you get the full effect that way.

  4. I have to smile at your plan. I have a plan on graph paper for the one I am making now. Can't wait to see it with the borders.

  5. What a great design and it is so lovely and bright. Look forward to seeing which way you decide to use the border fabric. I think straight line quilting would look great.


  7. I like that it is done in HSTS. I have a problem making accurate rhombuses (is that the name for them?).


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