Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Quick Donation Quilt Using 2 1/2" Strips or a Jelly Roll

How about a sewing post? Sewing? Yep, I still do that every now and then.

I'm still working on that UFO list and these 2 quilts were on it. Well, 'working on' may be a bit of an exaggeration. Somewhere in the blur of the last 4 months I managed to quilt one of these and get them both bound.


The tutorial for this quilt is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company and you can find it here.  I just really like the pattern and its becoming my 'go to' pattern .This pattern works up so fast and I stitched these two up to have a few quilts on hand for when a need arises. Seems its hard to whip them out when something comes up.

 I like the way the diamonds add a little something extra.


These made decent sized lap quilts, about 45 x 58. I have to remember that not everyone needs humongous quilts like I usually make and I'm hoping these will eventually find their perfect home.


I backed this one with some Minky I had left over and I did have Jackie quilt it because I was afraid of the Minky. :) She quilted a simple rose pattern that made this quilt really shine:

I thought the colors were fun and made for a cheerful quilt.
Here's the second one. Golly, it was a pretty morning! I was out taking pictures at 6 and even the mosquitoes weren't out yet.


 The backing for this one came from my stash too.


I really wanted to use a pretty blue, but in the spirit of working from my stash, I used what I had. I even made due with the binding. I was one strip short so I dug around in my brown stash and found something that I think works.


I just quilted a loose serpentine stitch across the quilt on my home machine in an attempt to get some free motion quilting practice in. Next time I need to increase my stitch length.


I also stitched up 10 really fast blocks for Kevin the Quilter about 6 weeks ago. He's having a block drive for QOV here. So pop over and give him, and a special organization, a hand. Its a great way to thank our servicemen and women for their service and sacrifice.


I can now cross off 3 and 4 from my UFO list. Slowly... very slowly... but surely, I am making progress. I might even have to start a new project! :)


8 comments:

Alycia said...

Nice use of the strips!!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the link - I'm going to make some of these out of my scraps!

Carol said...

Great progress on your UFO list...and using fabric from your stash...������. Love your new quilts...they sure will make so e folks really happy❤️

Dar said...

Those are 2 cute quilts. BTW, the block drive cut off date was June 1. He over 5,600 blocks (189 quilts), so I doubt that he needs any more. :)

carol fun said...

oh I like this idea a lot - have several jelly rolls languishing in my sewing room. Thanks for the idea and the link to the tutorial. Hugs!

Scrapatches said...

Great quilts! This does make a quick and easy "go-to" pattern idea. Thanks for the link ... :) Pat

Pauline said...

Great quilt pattern! Your color choices are outstanding. Checked out the tutorial and yep, it maid my to do list too. Don't know when, but it's there and I'll get to it eventually.

Staci said...

Those strippy quilts are so cute! The little pops with the squares, diamonds? --anyway, I like that little pop. Amazing how different the two quilts look in the different color schemes. Very nice!!

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