‘Coming Home’.. Quilt

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‘coming home’.. another birthday quilt, using Juliana Horner and Denyse Schmidt fabrics from various collections. the pattern is on page 12 of  Precut Quilts.. although as you can see, i won’t be using precuts..

yeah!..i finished the ‘coming home’ quilt last night! another completed birthday quilt, and just in time, since she’ll be in town this weekend!

i made a lap size quilt, using 16-10″x10″ squares vs 30, and i omitted the 1″ sashing around the edge of the quilt because i couldn’t find a fabric that i liked.. i think it came out adorable..

once again sunny california is not sunny, in fact it’s gray and gloomy, which i’ve decided is a given when it’s time for me to take photos of a quilt, i’m quite sure the sun will come out after i’ve already posted these photos..

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  • measures: 51″ x 51″
  • fabric: juliana horner, denyse schmidt and kona solid in ivory
  • fabric back & binding: juliana horner trails
  • batting: warm and natural
  • thread: aurifil 2310

Juliana Horner + Denyse Schmidt Fabric

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who says, when you’re on a mission to purchase the fabric for the backing of a quilt, you can’t purchase even more fabric!

i swear my shopping cart just veers towards all the quilting fabric it’s ‘almost’ unstoppable, [ok not really]..

i’m backing my ‘game night’ quilt and loved the Juliana Horner fabric i worked with and need to create a quilt for my daughter who also had a birthday..[but she lives out of town, so i have extra time to get hers finished..].. so i scoured the shelves for more Juliana Horner fabric. i ended up with four more Juliana Horner fabrics alternated with four Denyse Schmitz fabrics.

stayed tuned, as i already have the pattern and just need to start cutting!

Modbox Meets Game Night

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‘man’ quilts.. am i the only one who has a hard time picking fabrics and patterns for a masculine quilt…? i need to whip together a quilt for my son-in-laws birthday this week. he likes old worn in t-shirts, pandas and the color black and grey.. honestly, that doesn’t give me much to work with..

i narrowed down my patterns to two quilts from issue 9 of Quilt It Today , and ended up choosing “Game Night”, a fun quilt with big bold arrows, and chose six prints from Juliana Horner’s Modbox Collection..

watch this video to discover Juliana’s inspiration for her most recent collection, p.s. she’s absolutely adorable, and has her mother’s beauty..

well, who said, you can’t start a quilt at 10pm… haha

progress report. 3-25-14

i’m loving these prints..

note to self, don’t start cutting at 10pm, when i’m tired, i wasn’t paying attention, my ruler slid and i cut a whole strip wrong.. and of course i had the minimum amount of fabric, so i’ll be making a trip back to the fabric store..

progress..

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[keep reading to see the finished quilt...]

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Springtime and a New Fabric Shop

April Showers by Bonnie and Camille

it was a gorgeous day today, 79 degrees and it definitely feels like springtime in cali, i wore flip flops and a tank top, realizing that i’m overdue for a pedicure..

after being sick for a week, i went shopping! i found this amazing little fabric shop, the ‘quilted angel’, the shop has over 5000 bolts of fabric, it was a lil slice of heaven. i walked around and around and around again, admiring, touching, in awe over all the beautiful fabrics. this was, exactly what the doctor ordered, ok not really, but i sure felt better walking out the door with my bag of goodies

i’ve been ooohhhing and ahhhingg over Moda’s april showers by bonnie and camille for a couple weeks now, and guess what i found… a jelly roll and a charm pack..mine, mine, mine!

Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille

but alas, they had just sold their last jelly roll of Moda’s scrumptious by bonnie and camille yesterday, boo! that’s okay, i picked up this mini charm pack and a quarter yard of that ober cute striped fabric from the same collection.

but it didn’t end there..Fresh Fabric Treats

i bought fresh fabric treats, and can honestly say this book has 16 very yummy projects, including quilts, totes, organizers and more, i want to create them all!

there’s nothing like new fabric and a new book to inspire and excite a quilter, i’m inspired and excited.. and off to work on my first project!

i hope you’re having an amazing day!

5 Minute DIY Jelly Roll

5 Minute DIY Jelly Roll

it dawned on me this morning while i was cutting strips out of some aqua and red prints i’ve been collecting, that a DIY jelly roll of your favorite fabrics would be a great gift for a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker who also has the quilting ‘bug’ aka addiction..

i thought i’d share my technique for cutting quick 2 1/2″ strips aka jelly roll strips.. this likely is not new for the seasoned quilter, and i’m sure there are other ways, but it’s been the technique that gets the job done for me.

note: a standard jelly roll consists of 40 strips of various “dark & light” prints cut along the width-of-fabric [WOF=selvage to selvage].

the gift of a DIY jelly roll.

  • create your own unique jelly rolls with scraps, new or vintage fabric.
  • your jelly roll does not need to consist of 40 strips, the choice is up to you. a lap quilt can easily be made with half a standard jelly roll [20 strips].
  • once you’ve cut your strips, carefully roll your jelly roll, smoothing as you go, and use a rubber band to secure.
  • wrap twine or ribbon around your jelly roll, tie, removing the rubber band is optional, attach a note and your gift is ready for the giving.

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