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.


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!


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.


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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  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.

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

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

  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/

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

  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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