Monday, September 30, 2019

Jelly Beans Mini

Cutting it close on the last day of the month to show another quilt from the June thru September Book of the Month choice, Accent on Angles (affiliate link) - the Jelly Beans Mini.

Jelly Beans Mini quilt draped

Though certainly not 'mini' - this quilt measures approximately 43" x 49" - I'm labeling it mini because it's smaller than the original Jelly Beans quilt in the Accent on Angles book (affiliate link), which is 55" x 55".

original Jelly Beans quilt

And I'm thrilled that I had just enough fabric for the borders - those three are all gone. 

Jelly Beans Mini quilt quilting

Quilting was the easy Bayside pantograph, keeping with all the movement in this quilt. And more yardage disappeared into the backing - yeah!

Jelly Beans Mini quilt and backing

With this third finish, 

Jelly Beans Mini quilt

it's time to retire the Accent on Angles book (affiliate link) back to the bookshelf, and move onto another selection for October - look for that on the 1st.

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Another Accent on Angles Update

Yeah! Two projects off the to-do list from last week - the pillow for my neighbor, which I can't show cause it's a gift, and the next row for my Round Robin. And before the month is over and I move onto a new Book of the Month, the Accent on Angles (affiliate link) blocks are looking like a quilt.

Jelly Beans layout from Accent on Angles

This one is going to follow the Jelly Beans pattern, though it will be smaller. Jelly Beans is that fun black and white quilt with splashes of bright colors on the cover of Accent on Angles (affiliate link).

Because my thirty blocks were made from leftover strips from Use It Up, below, I've run out of most of the fabrics, definitely 'using them up'!

Use It Up quilt

I think there's enough for a couple borders, and maybe some backing - we shall see. Hoping to get the Jelly Beans mini on the frame before the two customer quilts come in, with the big reveal on Monday.

Have a great weekend quilting!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Midweek Makers #194

Welcome to the Midweek Makers linky party! My share this week are these freezer paper pieced chicken tracks, 

flying geese units made into chicken tracks by QuiltFabrication

which are my creative version of the required flying geese units for this round of my personal Round Robin quilt. Here they are in mass production.

freezer paper piecing

Hopefully, these eleven are enough to finish the row of eight already done. Then it's on to adding in the filler pieces and stitching the row to the top. And that will be another project off my to-do list for the week. Now on to the party!

Having spent part of my youth in New England, I have fond memories of glorious fall colors. That's part of the reason for making Fall Leaves - so I can add those colors to my seasonal decor. I just love red, orange, and yellow right now! And I was very happy to see lots of orange projects from last week's party:

this organic hexie project from Pink Doxies,


a beautiful drunkard's path baby quilt from Twiggy and Opal,


a great scrap quilt made by Mouse in My Pocket,


another beaded beauty from Princess Bubbles Creates,


and these fantastic pillows from Storied Quilts.


Love all the orange! Do you have something orange to share this week? It's okay if you don't - come share what's making your heart sing!
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Finishing Up

Before the month of September is over, I've got a few projects that need to make it over the finish line.
The first project on the list is turning the leftover Use It Up blocks into another quilt.
leftover blocks from Accent on Angles

Since the blocks are done, they just need setting into rows, then final stitching with a border. Quilting should soon follow, as a pantograph is all that's needed.

Next up, is the next round on my personal Round Robin chicken quilt. 

chicken round robin quilt by QuiltFabrication

It's been hanging out like this on my design wall for weeks now. Flying geese or four patches are this round's theme, and I'm thinking geese. And maybe two different styles, if I can make one work into chicken tracks - that's a drawing exercise first. 

I also picked up a commission for a pillow to match my neighbor's daughter's pretty 3D pinwheel quilt that I put binding on last week.

And, last but not least, two quilts are coming in for quilting, one of them requiring custom quilting around Halloween motifs. Super fun!

So, if you don't hear from me much for the rest of the week, you'll know why - I'm spending my days quilting!! Hope you do too!

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Back to School - Final Week

We're coming up on the last week of the Back to School Blog Hop, hosted by Sam of Hunter's Design Studio,
with the final nine tutorials. Follow along each day to discover a new tip or trick to make your quilting life easier!

This week starts off with a tutorial from my fellow guild member, Sarah, at
                                   Sarah Goer Quilts

followed by these fabulous quilters:
                                   Kathys Kwilts and More,


                                  Cherry Blossom Quilting,

                                  Prairie Sewn Studios,

                                  Love Bug Studios,


                                  Quiltings by Kathy,

                                  Quilts by Joanne.

Just joining in? Check out the tutorials from previous weeks:
Back to School - Week 1,
Back to School - Week 2,
Back to School - Week 3.

Happy Quilting!

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

FREE Jelly Roll Patterns!

Happy National Jelly Roll Day!! How about 14 FREE Jelly Roll Patterns to celebrate?

This quilter's-only holiday is in it's third year, and a great inspiration to use up those jelly rolls! Check out the National Jelly Roll website for history and participating shops. 

Then get sewing with these beautiful FREE patterns below - it's hard to choose just one!

Summer at the Beach from England Street Quilts


Avignon from Moda Fabrics


Ins and Outs from Jo's Country Junction


Vortex from Wilmington Prints

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Jelly Roll Ripples from The Fat Quarter Shop


Inspired yet? With the onset of cooler weather, I see many of these quilts in fall fabrics - both Halloween and leaf themed. Maybe one of these jelly rolls? (affiliate links):

Wouldn't one of those pretty jelly rolls work great in this pattern from Jo's Country Junction

Jimmy John

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or Dottie from Moda Fabrics,

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or maybe this Strip Tube Quilt from A Bright Corner.

                                         How to make a strip tube quilt - a jelly roll quilt tutorial from A Bright Corner

And how about these? Jungle Path Baby Quilt from Sew Crafty Jess,

                                     Jungle Path Baby Quilt

or Meet in the Middle from Jo's Country Junction,

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and definitely Skinny Strips from designer Holly Hickman


and Royal Squares from Quilts by Emily.


Let's not forget Mixed Bag from Moda,

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or this Heart Quilt from Quilting in the Rain.


My! So many FREE patterns to choose from - I want to make them all! Of course, I probably don't have time for that, but feel free to choose your favorite and start sewing!

Happy Quilting!

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