Sunday, August 5, 2012

A JELLYROLL FINISH

I really shouldn't look through old magazines late at night. While trying to decide which old issues to chuck and which to keep, I stumbled across a very simple pattern.  The light went on, so to speak, and the next morning, I started sewing. Last Christmas, Katja gave me this mini jellyroll and I knew it would be perfect.  Thanks Katja!



I chose 14 strips and the background I got while on holiday.  Next I cut each strip into random lengths, and sewed them back together in no particular order, until I had one looooooong strip.


Then I cut eight lengths off, about 39" each.  The rest of the long strip is used for binding.  How easy is that? Sashing was cut 2 1/2" .



Top and bottom border was cut 4"




Here it is all quilted up. I did a little loopy thing. The easiest free motion ever. If you are interested in knowing more, just send me an e-mail and I will give you more detailed instruction. It's from an old Quiltmaker magazine.


Oh, and I wanted to show you the wall art. Yesterday my daughter and I went out and got a stencil and a couple bottles of paint.  I told her what I had envisioned, and she did it. She painted, and I sewed.
I love what she did!  A little something for the babies to look at while Mommy takes care of business.






Each month, Megan of Crooked Seams hosts a jellyroll party. Today I am linking up  : )

22 comments:

Ariane said...

So cute and easy!! They really love wonderful together to decorate the room!!! You both did a great job with it!!!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

It always amazes me when I look at old quilting magazines that I usually see something different each time! Your quilt is perfect hanging on the changing table and your wall art is perfect! Well done, Ladies!

Debbie said...

What a fun (fast) little quilt! Love that quilting stitch too - I actually can do that one! The wall art is so cool - I like it alot!

Angie said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Love the cream strips in with the jelly roll strips...my favorite by far in the 'jelly roll quilts'. :)

Gramma Quilter said...

Fab idea!!! Thanks for sharing. My sewing days are far and few between these days it seems. Jan has been working on a quilt, though. So good to have her around the last week or so. Just like old times!
Hope you summer is great!

Connie said...

What a beautiful and easy peasy quilt! Love the quilting and I think you should continue to look through old quilt magazines late at night!!

Cindy said...

Sweet!

**nicke... said...

i love it all! xo such a beautiful quilt and what amazing art! so so awesome!

Anna said...

Lovely little quilt. Love the wall art as well. Simple does it :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is really sweet and love the simplicity quilting to just accent.

Anne's House said...

I LOVE this! Thank you! I have a jelly roll all ready to go! Hugs!

vintage grey said...

Love it! Simple, but beautiful! xo Heather

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

So a bit like a jelly roll race, with a plain fabric too, love it, and super with the wall art too

Janine said...

I love your quilt and the stencil art is fab - you are a very talented family :)

Lynne said...

Everything looks great together! Beautiful quilt and easy too, the best kind!

Shocking Hocking said...

wow -what a gorgeous shot - looks like something from an interiors mag! great makes

Renate said...

Oh I love the fresh look of the quilt. What issue of Quiltmaker was that in?

Fabraholic said...

Is that gorgeous basket for your scraps?

Erica said...

Super cute quilt - it would be a great way to use up leftover jelly roll strips, thanks for the idea!

Dawn Hughes said...

A lovely quilt- for the babies and Carli did a fabulous job on the wall art - 2 talented ladies....

Barb and Sharon said...

This is beautiful. Your photo looks like a magazine spread!
Barb@Witsend

Megan said...

LOVE the quilt and matching paintings! I can't believe you finished it all in less than a week!