Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fun "I Spy" Quilt

Here's a quilt that I finished in December 2019, all made with fun fabrics in my scraps. Many of these fabrics were used in many of my quilts over the last 20 years. The pattern is called Jelly Sandwich by Fons and Porter. I didn't buy the pattern; I just figured it out by watching a video. I couldn't make the link to the video work on the blog, so if you're interested, just do a Google search on "Fons and Porter Jelly Sandwich", and you'll see the video.

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closeup of the meandering quilting

backing and binding

And more photos showing the fun fabrics...















Thursday, July 23, 2020

Fun With a Jelly Roll

Here's another quilt that I finished back in December 2019, this time using a jelly roll that had been in my stash for a few years. The free pattern is Jelly Roll Twist by the Fat Quarter Shop.


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Jelly Roll Twist

backing and binding

loopy meandering
This one hasn't found a home yet, but someday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Who Doesn't Love a "Free" Quilt?

I'm still catching up posting about quilts that I've finished in the last year, most of them from fabric that was in my stash.

This one is made using the "jelly roll race" (aka "1600 quilt") pattern, but instead of using 2 1/2-inch strips, it's made with 3-inch strips, most of which I picked up on a "free table" at one of my guild's events. I added a few fabrics from my stash, and it made a very large throw-size quilt. It now resides in a friend's house.

If you're interested in the pattern, just google "jelly roll race quilt", and you'll find lots of info.





Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Baby Quilt

We added a new member to the extended family last year, so of course I had to make a quilt. I had seen something similar to this online (no pattern, just a photo), so I just drafted a pattern and used fabric from my stash/scraps. Several of the fabrics were also in the quilt that I had made for the baby's older sibling a few years ago. (see last photo in this post)

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backing and binding


Here's a shot of how I pieced the backing to match. Look closely for the horizontal and vertical seams...


The older sibling's quilt...



Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Let's Get This Going Again

OK, now that it's been a year since my last blog post, it's time to start posting again. I've made a number of quilts since last May, so a few posts are in my future.

This is a quilt from a pack of 30s fat quarters that I had won in a giveaway back in September 2009! I just added some matching solid-ish fabrics from my stash. The free pattern is from filminthefridge.com (click here for the link).



Not enough of the purple for the back, so I added some other pieces from my stash...



A closeup shot of the backing and binding (I love stripes that are printed on the diagonal).



I had a few blocks leftover, so they went into a wallhanging for our guest room...



Monday, May 6, 2019

Scrap Happy

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about cutting my scrap fabrics into usable pieces like strips and squares. I cut up enough of them (100 different fabrics) to make this quick and easy scrap quilt. There are 99 blocks on the front and one on the back that became the label.

The pattern is "Boxed Squares" from maryquilts.com. Click here for the free pattern. Mary's site is filled with lots of free patterns.

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I don't have much yardage left in my stash (or what I do have didn't work for this quilt), so I pulled out 12 large-print fat quarters that I've had for ages, but didn't know what to do with. Large prints like these are tough to use in quilts that require small pieces, so I decided to just make a wild and crazy backing with them.

And to go along with the scrappiness, I used 11 different fabrics for the binding, all pieces that were used as binding in previous quilts.

I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, so I'm keeping it for a while.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Love This Fabric Find!

I love bias stripe bindings on quilts, and I especially love it when I can find fabric that has the stripes already printed on the diagonal. It makes for much easier cutting.