Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival


I was hoping to have a current project finished in time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but  it's not gonna happen (motherhood happened). So instead, I’m sharing a recent favorite: The scrappy LOVE jelly roll quilt.


In the beginning, I set out to make a bright and fun picnic-ish sort of quilt we could take to soccer games - a funky little travel quilt. but I ended up loving the bright colors and cheerfulness so much, it has become a permanent fixture on the red sofa in our family room.  My 2 year old has a security blanket she calls her “Nin”.  She calls this quilt “Mommy’s Nin”.  I love that she recognizes the contentedness this quilt brings to me.  Color makes me happy.
To make this one, I cut the LOVE jelly roll strips in half and sewed into one long strip. I alternated the LOVE strips with 1 ½ inch strips of Kona Ash.  I started with one rectangle in the center and around and around I went.  Not exactly rocket science, but that's how I (jelly) roll. :)



To see a whole smorgasbord of fabulous quilting inspiration, check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.

18 comments:

Quiltbenaco said...

E? un'esplosione di colori!
Bellissima
Ciao Domenica

Brenda said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt! Love it!
That is so sweet about your little daughter and her quilt.

quiltilicious said...

Gorgeous quilt and stunning last photo

Jo Chu said...

I could cuddle that quilt all day long. Great job!

Andi said...

LOVE it! (Pun intended).
Great idea to create one long strip with the jelly roll bits.
Was that your idea or did you see it somewhere else?
Simple but so very effective.
Andi :-)

Sooz said...

This quilt is GREAT! What a simple but effective design! I may have to borrow it... :-) Best to you!

baukje said...

I never worked wwith a jelly rom, but after having seen your quilt, I think I 'll bey one. The quilt is really very lovely.

greetings from France

Manda said...

Love this!So bright and cheery :)

everydayyork said...

I love how the sashing sets off the colors so well. Pretty!

Dolly said...

Beautiful quilt.

Wow, if color makes you happy, that last photo must put you over the moon ! Fantastic.......I think I'd have to blow it up to poster size and frame it over the sofa !

Zonnah said...

I love it!

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I agree, that quilt should not be a picnic one. You'll just have to make another one! You should write up the pattern for that one.

In Awe of Applique said...

Love your quilt, what a simple, but gorgeous application of a jellyroll! (and your photos are beautiful, especially the last one- outdoors)

Karen said...

That is a fantastic quilt. So much 'LOVEliness'.

Beth at Aunties said...

I think Nana needs a new cuddly 'Nin'! :0)

Karen said...

Hi Natalie.
I love how bright and colourful your quilt looks. Such a simple design yet so effective. Love the photos too!

simonepatch said...

Maravilhoso.Que bom gosto.Beijos


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Leslie said...

this is really stunning. you did such a beautiful job