Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday Finish - One Quilt Becomes Two

I'll be teaching two classes this fall at my LQS.  The plus quilt is a repeat class, so I already had a sample.  But I didn't have a sample of the jelly roll race quilt.  I wanted to make the sample with strips I had in my stash, but I only had 27 strips of blue, and I didn't want to cut into any yardage.  In my mind, the math worked.  Note to self:  write math down -- don't do it in your head.   LOL  As I was about to do the last seam, I realized that I was going to up end up with a quilt approximately 34 x 72 inches.  Well, that's not going to work.  So I cut it in half, and voila, two baby quilts, 33 x 35 inches each.  It's not a perfect class sample, but I think it gives people an idea of the technique.


Organic wavy lines in grey thread.  Grey because it was threaded in the machine, with a full bobbin.  😊


A colourful backing, with an orange striped binding.


I follow this tutorial by Quilts + Colour.  I use 2.5-inch accent squares rather than a 2.5 x 4.5 inch rectangle.


The above photos were taken late this afternoon.  I finished quilting the other one tonight, but by 8:00 p.m., it was too dark for photos.  Basement photos are blah.  I'll have to take better photos tomorrow.

**Photos have been updated.


An all-over stipple with orange thread.  This one has orange minky fabric on the back.



I am not ready for summer to be over...lights are needed in the house by 7:30 p.m., and the temperature drops quite considerably in the evening.


If you have a finish this week, consider linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 


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12 comments:

  1. These are fun samples! And thanks for the heads up about Monday's All you can watch Craftsy! I've never watched one since I was uncertain whether there would be subtitles, so I look forward to checking some out! <3

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  2. 34 x 72 inches = a coffin size!

    Totally jealous of your stipple skills. I can't do that at all.

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  3. What sweet quilts! Love your stippling too!

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  4. Your sample quilts are lovely. Big enough that students get an idea of what they are doing but not so daunting that it scares them off.

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  5. I am not ready for summer to be over yet, either. The samples are great and I hope that the classes are fun. :)

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  6. jelly rolls are such fun and love the splash of orange you have added here

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  7. The cutest quilts! Mistakes are always welcome when you end up with 2 quilts!

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  8. Terrific idea to cut the odd-sized quilt in two! I still have yet to make a Jelly Roll race quilt, but maybe on the 16th....

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  9. Very nice! I've never been drawn to making a jelly roll race quilt. I could have summer year round.

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  10. I have a jelly roll race type quilt that I am so unhappy with. I have been trying to think of how to make it better.....maybe cut it into 2 baby quilts and add a fun backing??? Hmmmm. Food for thought. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I love these! The pops of orange are perfect against all of the blue prints.

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  12. Those pops of orange really brighten up these quilts! I've never been a fan of the jelly roll race quilts, but with accent squares I like it much better. Good luck with your two classes. I'm not at all ready for summer to be over, either :)

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