Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrappy LOVE Jelly Roll Quilt


It has taken me a lot longer to finish this quilt top than I thought it would - not because it was a hard quilt to piece, I've just  been experiencing a major shortage of free time.  Once I resorted to early morning quilting (the uninterrupted, before kids wake up kind) I was able to get her done.

I used a jelly roll of Amy Butler's Love fabric line with one Sis Boom print thrown in (see if you can figure out which one doesn't belong). The neutral strips are Kona Ash. This is a pattern I kind of made up as I went along. I cut the jellyroll strips in half so they were about 22" long and just randomly sewed them together into one long strip. I cut the Kona Ash strips 1 1/2" wide. And round & round I went, starting each new printed row where I left off.  Kind of a pathetic explanation, but it was pretty simple.


See the orange fabric below?  That's the one Sis Boom print.  I didn't quite have enough of the Love fabric to finish that last row, and I was too impatient (& cheap) to order some more, so I went foraging through my stash.  I think it works - blends in with all the other busy prints.




I think it will make a fun travel/picnic quilt. Plus, I spend a lot of time sitting on the sidelines at soccer games, it would be nice to have something colorful to sit on. That will be my new goal - to have it quilted before soccer season begins.
My little guy starts kindergarten today - so exciting! I'm off to get him ready. 

14 comments:

Des said...

oh i love this so much. i must make one soon. LOVE the kona ash. was it a 40 strip jelly roll?? what is the overall size?

i like your explanations!

Jaime Escalante said...

Beautiful quilt, as usual. I love the colors and the pattern! I can't believe he's starting kindergarten either -- wow! I love first day of school pictures. He's gonna be so cute. :)

My Cozy Cubby said...

Colorful indeed, but very cute!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I do love this quilt! Just lovely!

Nancy said...

I love it and I love your explanation. I think the best quilts are the ones we make up as we go.

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

I absolutley love this quilt Came here for selvege blog. Wow

elvis floppy feet said...

i absolutely LOVE this quilt! I can't wait to try and make a version of it for our home! What is the finished size? Please let me know! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me to pull my machine out again!

Ashley said...

I adore this quilt - I've been looking for a way to use the LOVE line, and I might have to try this! Great use of the fabric!

Clara Jane said...

what's the finished size? it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt! I am a whanna be quilter and this quilt looks like something I could do but Im not sure of your directions. The part where you said "round and round you went starting each new row where you left off" thru me. Help! Christina-

Jan said...

I love this quilt. If you made a smaller one it would be perfect for a baby quilt.

Lyric said...

Thank you for the explanation, Hideaway Girl. I am loving this one and the other that you made with black.

Cheers,

Lyric
http://www.sewandcro.com

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. I saw it and had to make one myself. I used a batik jelly roll with teals and blues and it makes me feel like I am on the ocean :). Thank you for sharing. This was truly inspiring. - Nadia from Houston

quilterfaye said...

I adore this quilt and would love to try it. Need a bit of help with instructions turning the corners so its square any help would be great.