Saturday, June 6, 2015

Charleston Pavement Quilt

A few months ago...10's a few isn't it?  I cut into a favorite jelly roll to make this quilt:

                              Charleston Pavement Patchwork Quilt PDF Pattern

Shelly, over at Prairie Moon Quilts, designed this pattern and I have to brag about it. What a fun and fast and striking pattern!

I'm determined to make a dent in my jelly roll stash so I pulled out my Moda, Breath of Avignon, by American Jane. This is an older line...I don't know, maybe 5 years or so? Probably older because I think when I found it, it was already a few years old and these jelly rolls were all I had seen.  I love the crisp colors and patterns and I'm glad I finally found the perfect project that convinced me to untie that ribbon and start sewing strips:

                               
Shelly does a wonderful job of walking you through the steps and she even includes a very helpful page of labels to keep your strips organized. Thanks for doing that, Shelly! I was running woefully short of my background fabric because I was just using what I had, but managed to squeak by with not an extra thread to spare. I settled on a blue and white from my stash for the backing:

                                                

And fought the wind in an attempt to snap a few pictures:



It just whipped it right off of the clothesline


So jumbo office clips and my trusty chicken coop yard fence were called into action:


 We've been up since 3 this morning and posting these now, makes me think this might be a good time to break this quilt in


with a nap.



Its 71" x 73" ...perfect nap size. Jackie quilted a fun leaf design across it that is hard to see on these fabrics, but it adds that incredible texture that is always the perfect finishing touch:


I'll be making this one again. I'm thinking something out of the box for me...maybe brights and black on white prints. You can have one for your very own too - just click right here and Shelly will fix you right up.


This is finish #7 for the year...progress!


19 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

I love that pattern! Thanks for the link.

The fabric you used is bright and cheerful.

Judy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!! I love that line! (I have some pieces of it) I just love it. The fabric is perfect for that pattern. Thanks for the info!!

Kristie said...

Oh, I love that! Very crisp and striking.
-Kristie

Judy said...

Thank you! I also ordered the pattern! It is better to have this pattern than to sell my jelly rolls. I was thinking of my Glamping jelly roll. I think it would look very nice in our little travel trailer, when it is not being used for hunting!

Chiska said...

Your quilt is so fun! And I think 10 months is something 5 minutes in quilt years. :)

weddingdressblue said...

Your quilt is wonderful! Shelly does do a great job with her patterns. I hope you enjoyed your nap.

KaHolly said...

It's delightful! I'm popping over to check out the pattern tight now!

Dorian said...

Very nice Karin, I like that pattern. Thanks for the link. It's good to get some of that old fabric thats laying around a chance to shine, huh?!

Cathy said...

I love your choice of fabrics! That`s a great pattern. Your windy pictures are cute. I get it! We are windy by 10:00 in the morning. Thank you for the link.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Gorgeous as usual!! Thanks for the link. Always like a quilt that works up quickly and looks complicated. Sounds like a nap REALLY is in order!! Go ahead!! I just had one!

Shelly said...

I love it! What a perfect jelly roll to use on it! Such great colors. You're making ME want to make another one! I had contemplated taking quilt pictures today, but I guess the wind you had yesterday finally made its way to Missouri, cos it's blowin' a gale here today.

M.E. Masterson said...

Fantastic!

Staci said...

What a lovely, cheerful quilt! If you take a nap under it, I'l bet you have sweet and sunny dreams.

Vickie said...

Very pretty Ms.K, reminds me of an Irish Chain

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love that quilt!! I am going to her page next!! Thanks for sharing:)

Sue said...

Another lovely quilt or two Karin. I have a jelly roll ( I've had it for about 8 years. Only one and could not get any more so its languishing in the cupboard - not enough on its own. That might be a great pattern to use. Thanks for the link.

Ranch Wife said...

Cathy - you're welcome.You are showing us as a non-reply blogger so I thought I would comment here, hoping you will see see it.

I thought Shelly designed such a clever quilt with this pattern and I was tickled to finally get one of my many jelly rolls into a quilt!
Those spring winds seem to be par for the course in the desert, don't they?

Lady Jane said...

Very nice pretty quilt.

M. E. Stephens said...

That's a beautiful quilt! The colors are gorgeous. I have to say that it does look complicated, though. :-) I'm guessing that the magic is in the method.

Has it been very hot there lately? My in-laws in Albuquerque area have been in the 100s.

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