Alexia’s Quilt

(Nicole, if you are reading this, pretend the quilt is a HUGE surprise when it arrives!)

I was on the lookout for some nice shabby chic type fabric that wasn’t too pretty or pink.  I found Rosewater by Verna Mosquera for Free Spirit Fabrics.

I liked the robustness of the check and stripe against the more floral fabrics and set about designing a pattern for a large quilt.

This is the basic block pattern:

AQ Pattern


rosewater peppermint block






And this is the finished product:

AQ Finished 2I pieced the back together from four different checked fabric because I could not find enough of any one fabric that would work a whole back.  And I bought the entire supply of each of the four fabrics used that the shop had in stock.  As it turns out I am really pleased with the result, and I had enough to bind the quilt as well.  The binding uses all four back colours and looks quite nice if you ask me!

I quilted it by running on top of each seam on the back and then 1/4inch to the right and a 1/4 inch to the left.  Because the front of the quilt is quite busy, this minimalistic approach has a very nice effect on the front.

I have named it Alexia’s Quilt and hope that she likes it half as much as I do!

About Birdie in Beijing

Live in Beijing from 2012 til .... who knows? Right now, it suits me just fine.
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One Response to Alexia’s Quilt

  1. Nicole says:

    Oh Miss Yeo!!! Such a beautiful quilt. I am so surprised and overwhelmed that you have made this for Alexia, she will, I know, love it. Thank you. xx

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