What a great pattern! Think the balance of bold and 'quieter' fabrics works really well How will you quilt it do you think?
Thanks, crimsonrabbit ! Getting a nice balance of fabrics sure is easy when you start with a jelly roll! I'm thinking I will just straight line quilt it, echoing the vertical seam lines. Although, I'm afraid that in the process I will discover that those seam lines are not exactly "straight!"
You did a great job of balancing the solids. Usually I get dizzy looking at these but this is so pretty you have me even considering one. And no pattern! Impressive !
I love what you've done with the different widths of fabrics. It looks great so far! I'm working on a herringbone now but I'm just starting to brainstorm. I'm waiting on my fabric to arrive so I can get started.
Thanks, Jessicalam . All of the strips were 2.5" (from the jelly roll) except for the 1.75" strips of Kona Snow that I cut. I added one to each of the sets of 5 strips that I made.
Thanks, Terryt1955 ! I like the solids in there, too and am glad the jelly roll had a good balance of prints and solids. Because I doubt I would have achieved that balance on my own!
I ordered jelly rolls too! I'm far too lazy to cut from yardage so I try to plan my quilts around precuts. ;-) I love that your white strips are thinner. As of now I'm planning to keep mine the same width as the colored, but I can't make up my mind.
Jessicalam , maybe you could make 2 different trial strip sets, one with the wider white strip and one with a narrower one, and see which you like better.
Good idea! :-)
I love this!!
This came out so pretty! And look at you doing FMQ like a pro!
But you took the plunge. I keep saying I'm going to and still I straight line quilt! And if you want it then you better overprice it or just keep it out altogether because it will sell.
Terryt1955 : I actually find straight line quilting much more challenging. Every little blip seems to show up so much more. Do you have any tips to share? I feel like there is more random puckering with straight lines, too. I am just getting ready to quilt a gingham quilt and am praying that what I want turns out OK - quilting 1/4" away from each seam.
I tape the backing nice and taut, but not stretched if you know what I mean, to whatever surface you're working on. I work at the kitchen table and bring in another table if it's a big quilt. Then after smoothing and re-smoothing the batting A LOT, i then lay the quilt top on top. I pin it like crazy not allowing a space between the pins to be more than the size of my fist. Let's just say I have purchased a lot of pins! But I don't get any wrinkles so it must be worth it. Hope it helps...
I'm like you, I wouldn't be able to handle the smell of that spray stuff. And I thought everyone says it doesn't gunk up your needle?. Well that can't be good for the machine either so I'm glad I haven't tried it.
Terryt1955 - Thanks for the tips. I do pretty much the same as you, sounds like. Maybe I didn't put in enough pins last time. This time I am trying thread basting. It goes pretty quickly once you get the hang of it. I watched a great YouTube video on it. Tomorrow I will start the quilting so we'll see how it goes.
It looks amazing!!! I have a layer cake of this line and you're totally inspiring me to cut into it. Beautiful quilt.
Thanks, Missriain ! It is really a very happy collection of fabrics, a very cozy-feeling quilt. Go for it!!
Your back is beautiful~! Riain is always doing fancy backs and now I've gotten into doing that... Really makes for a special quilt.
Thanks, emptysea ! Mostly I just wanted to use up all the ends of the chevron columns that had to get whacked off to square up the top. It was fun to figure out a way to put them together.