a backside of a King...

8:05:00 AM

Get your mind out of the gutters, readers.

Tee hee.

I've been busy working on the backside of the king-sized quilt I finished last week. Busy, busy.I decided to put a little bit of foundation piecing on the back using some beautiful Joel Dewberry Noting Hill I had kickin' around.

Blocks are done:

Whirling Star pattern by Faith at Fresh Lemons Quilts

...and Tuesday I managed to get the backside pieced, de-linted, de-stringed, and last night packaged up to go to the long armer.

In my delusional creative state I thought that I'd be able to quilt {the Beast} with my home machine.

HA!

Cray-cray. Right?

Now to plug away at the binding while I wait for my package to return.

Today my lovely husband is going to look after the kiddies so that I can sneak down to the basement and get a bit of 'me' time.

'Me' time today consists of sewing for others, but still.

On the agenda: crib sheets.

A friend has asked me to make some for her, and I thought, hey, why not make a few for my daughter (and one for my son!) too? Look at this cute monster flannel I found at Jo-anns:
prewashed and on my ironing table now!

So!

As I near completion of my first 2014 project, a King-sized quilt no less (but in all fairness, started it in 2013)...which of my next UFO's should I tackle? I've been plugging away at my hexie ombre quilt:
... and I thought I had the layout decided upon for that one but now I'm back to the drawing board...I'm still creating triangles so there's time to decide on that...this has been a great in-front-of-the-tv project - feels like I'm accomplishing something other than rotting my brain.

Anywho.

Maybe I can put this conundrum out to my readers.

I have this gorgeous jelly roll of moda's Coquette:
image courtesy of Missouri Quilt Co.com
Over Christmas I managed to make it out to my LQS for a minky sale of epic proportions. (I won't even post how much I paid for it, I think I'd get virtually smacked). I know I want to make a quilt for my little girl out of the Coquette Jelly Roll, and I thought I'd back it in a butter yellow minky.

Now for the problem.

I don't know what to do with the front. I can't find a jelly roll quilt pattern that really speaks to me.

HELP! I'd love to hear some ideas, readers. I really would! Pretty please? :D

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9 comments

  1. love your colorful blocks and the backing is super cool.Hasppy sewing!

    Have a look here :http://moramargaritaster.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/sew-along-together.html

    I`m using jelly roll to make this pattern.Hope it helps.

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  2. some kind of zig zag from HSTs that alternates the busier prints with the calmer.

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  3. Did you see Missouri Quilts Star's 'Jelly Star ' tutorial ?

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  4. I'm not crazy about a lot of the jelly roll quilts either but have pinned these three. Maybe they will inspire you.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38210296812541349/ , http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38210296812541262/ , the one with the black square- could be done with another consistent color-http://www.pinterest.com/pin/38210296809119420/

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  5. I absolutely love that jelly roll. As I said I am new to quilting so I don't have any lines of fabric but if that is still available at my lqs then that's the one to start with. Thank you for all your help with the no-reply situation. I think I have fixed it.

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  6. I'm not much help with Jelly Roll ideas...I've only bought one and made a sting quilt with it. I'll look forward to seeing what you decide on :o) Hope you had an enjoyable time sewing today while your husband minded the kiddos.

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  7. Your quilt is going to be beautiful! Cluck. Cluck. Sew has a pattern called "Sugar Dish" that is made with a jell roll. It would be adorable for a little girl. http://cluckclucksew.bigcartel.com/product/pdf-pattern-sugar-dish I have a roll of Coquette that I plan to use for the "Shortcake" pattern which is cute too. Enjoy your sewing day!

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  8. How about the Goodnight Irene pattern? It's great for a jelly roll. The King looks great.

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  9. I hope to make this someday - http://thimbleblossoms.bigcartel.com/product/zipper-pattern-158-pdf-pattern. Good luck deciding - it's a really cute jelly roll!

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