Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Layer Cake Quilt

I had so much fun quilting my Layer Cake Quilt. Now I just have to make the binding and finish the quilt. I am very pleased at how the quilting turned out.
Matching borders.
I had this huge piece of cream grape fabric for almost five years. Finally, it's in this quilt for the backing.
Close up of grape fabric.
It was fun to make a quilt with a layer cake, jellyroll and coordinating fabrics. But I just couldn't go out and buy all new jelly rolls so I had to make my own from my stash. Most fabrics in this red, white and blue quilt top are very old. The quality on most of these fabrics weren't as good. I just need to add a border to finish it up.
I have plenty more red and blue strips but I'm a bit tired of them. I'm definitely going to wait awhile before I use them again. :)

I quilted this flower top for Christy in NV.
Here's a close up of the flower fabric which she used to design the quilt around.
Purple backing.
This last red and black quilt was made by Marty. This quilt has a black background and black backing so what other color batting could I use then... Black! It helps prevent the white batting from showing through the stitching holes on the back of the quilt.

Multiple borders.
Backing.

Happy quilting,
Millie

16 comments:

Terry said...

Love your layer cake quilt! And what a good idea to cut your own jelly roll strips. Why don't I ever think of that? LOL

Carol said...

I love you layer cake quilt! What an awesome pattern...wonderful jelly roll that you made!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hi Millie!

I just love your layer cake quilt! And once again your quilting made your quilt come life.

Great job,
Stefanie

Linda said...

Well done Millie... I have not used layer cakes yet. Must go check out these layer cakes.

Needled Mom said...

Oooohhhh! Love the layer cake quilt.

The RWB is stunning as well. We shold all make jelly rolls with our fabrics. What fun!

Muddling Through said...

Wow, Millie, you've been busy! Isn't that "Nostalgia" in your layer cake quilt? It is such a pretty line of fabric. And I like your red, white and blue rails, too! The backing on your first one (Piece of Cake pattern?) is so perfect, and as always your quilting is magnificent!

Quilter Kathy said...

I just love dropping by to visit your blog...so many wonderful things to see!

mom has a hobby said...

Your quilting is beautiful. I love your layer cake quilt. Would you mind posting the name of the pattern please. I would love to try it.

Barb said...

I just love coming by here....just love too...thanks!

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic layer cake quilt...yummy! You've done a fantastic job Millie!!
I've been cutting strips of my own stash too to make my own jelly rolls. I hope someday you will get a chance to hear Bonnie Hunter speak at a guild on her scrap user's system.

Darlene said...

Oh, Millie I love your layer cake quilt - details, pattern, etc. Please!!!

The other quilts are wonderful.

I love that you so readily use a pantograph and each and every quilt looks fabulous. :-)

Michelle said...

Layer colors fabulous...I agree, what pattern did you use with the layer cake? I like your quilting pattern with this also. Have a "sweet" week, maybe some with jelly rolls too!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your layer cake quilt. You did a lot of quilting on it. I wish I could quilt like that. it is beautiful.

Micki said...

Your layer cake quilt is just wonderful!
They are fun to make!
Micki

Zlaty said...

I guess I missed this post! Your Layer Cake quilt is so pretty! Enjoy it!

Beautiful quilting!!!

gaylebong said...

Your red white and blue rail fence is about the prettiest 3 strip rail fence I've ever seen. Maybe it is cause the white is not in the middle. Good job!