Friday 27 September 2013

Friday Finishes

So I asked the question just how many makes can you get from one Jelly roll?  Turns out quite a lot.

I made a cushion, a doll quilt, and throw quilt for my cousin's new room and her 10th birthday.  This is the second Strip and Flip quilt I've made with jelly roll strips.  I really like it with 25 strips but I used a few more on this as a throw for her bed.  The tutorial is here at Cluck Cluck Sew.  The fabric is Posy by Aneela Hoey.  Instead of 2" strip and 1.5" sashing I used the 2.5" strips.

I pulled one of each strip from the Jelly roll and put together for a rainbow effect.  My first go gave me this but that orange strip in the middle jarred for me and I ripped it out and re-arranged it.

Then I pressed it and quilted it with zig zag chevrons. 

I used Ikea's musical scale fabric as backing.  I've had it in my stash since last Christmas.  I really wish Ikea would bring this out again.  It's my favourite backing fabric I've used, ever.

With the extra strips I made a doll quilt and a cushion blogged here.  So today I quilted them up and
finished them off as a set.

I tried my hand at free motion quilting stippling style.  I found it hard to move the quilt through the machine and then realised I had left the feed dogs up.  Oops!

Then I played it safe with straight line quilting for the cushion.  I think I'm going to make a few smaller projects and practice this Free Motion thing.  It definitely takes practice.

And this is all I had left over.  40 of those 2.5" strips sure go a long way.  I love the set all bundled up together.  Can't wait to give it to her!

Linking up to Finish it Friday and



  1. You go girlfriend! All of the projects look great. Here from Whoop WHoop!

  2. way to make it last :) they are all so cute together I am sure she'll love them!
    xoxo melzie

  3. Wow! it does make a lot! Beautiful colors and fun patterns!

  4. Wow, that's a ton of gorgeous projects from one jelly roll!! Love it! :D

  5. This is great and shows the power of the jelly roll, LOL Love the colors!

    Thank you for linking up with TGIFF!

    Have a great weekend! :) Megan @ Cherry Valley Designs

  6. They do go a long way! Great projects, Ruth! Way to go on the free motion quilting -- keep it up!

  7. Fantastic! She's going to love the bundle of gifts :) I would like to try stippling too - did you go to a class to learn?

  8. They're all just gorgeous! I love your zigzag quilting! Did you mark all the lines for quilting or just one, then use a quilt line spacer?

  9. Wow, I had no idea one jellyroll would go that far! Posy is such a cute line of fabrics. I bet your cousin is going to just love her presents! I know 10 year old me would have!

  10. Love the colours!!! A tip for free motion quilting- you can leave the feed dogs up but set your stitch length to zero. I find this works better for me as it doesn't interfere with your tension so much and takes less tension adjustment. Mary

  11. I love a "surprise" background like yours!! I love Posy too....actually I love all AH fabric...LOL>>>


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