New lap quilt pattern


Jellyroll Joyride Quilt #3

is with the Origami fabric collection by Janet Clare

for Moda Fabrics.

This is #3 of 4 collections that my daughter

helped me to make the foundations for

to make my new pattern,

Jellyroll Joyride for my booth at Spring Quilt Market

next month in Kansas City.

This morning I trimmed the strips,

then arranged them to get ready to sew.

After each strip is sewn onto the foundation,

it’s important to measure across the quilt in 3 places

to be sure the strips are being sewn on straight.

So I measured on the left side,

in the center,

 

and on the right side.

As you can see the measurement is 16 1/2″ each time.

Although I’ve made many of my Quilt-as-you-go patterns,

I still feel that it is important to check

my sewing so my quilts are straight when they’re finished!

Another thing that I want to mention

is that when I get to the center of the quilt,

I roll the foundation from both ends

to help manage the bulk of the quilt as I sew.

 

With Warm & Natural cotton batting

there isn’t a lot of bulk,

but rolling the batting & backing foundation

makes the sewing very easy to manage!

Soon I was sewing the binding strips together,

and then onto this quilt!

Tonight while watching TV I got my binding box out & went to work.

And now #3 is complete!

You really can make this quilt in a day!

And I Love this pattern!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

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I mentioned earlier today that I started on the 2nd of

4 beautiful jelly rolls,

this one being the new Grunge Metallics collection by Basic Grey

for Moda Fabrics.

Several distractions today,

including choosing just the right bobbin thread…

& did you know, when in doubt, go dark???

It’s true every time!

On the spool, the lighter grey looks to be a closer match,

but when laid upon the fabric,

the darker thread is a better match.

Next, I laid out all of the strips

in order of how I wanted them in the quilt.

Dinner was on time,

but the quilt was long from ready for binding,

so I continued to sew after dinner…

And now it’s complete!

Even the labels are sewn on, yay!!!

Love this collection!

Love this pattern!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

Today I started on the 2nd of

4 beautiful jelly rolls

with the additional 2 yards of coordinating fabrics

from Moda’s future collections.

This is the Grunge Metallics collection also by Basic Grey

for Moda Fabrics.

I particularly like the dots in this collection.

There are 20 colors; 2 strips of each color.

1 strip has metallic dots,

the other has smears of metallic like the grunge fabric itself.

These are just some of them.

I’ve chosen these 6 to be the binding.

I went back & forth over whether or not they should all of dots or no dots,

& guess what?

That leaves the top with extra strips with dots or no dots………

It’ll look great either way!

Just make a decision already!!!

As I was preparing to start the quilt this morning

I was reminded of a conversation that I had not long ago.

Someone was mentioning how they don’t like

how jelly roll strips “shed” as they use them.

I told her I don’t have that problem.

I shake them out real well

as soon as I remove the adorable ribbon

& rubber band that holds the strips together.

Just shake & shake…

& shake…

until they’re done shedding.

Try this, it really works.

You don’t have to use a pretty Longaberger trash can but it helps, Lol.

& yes, I emptied the trash this morning before I took these pics!

It was time.

Next, I hang the adorable ribbon on the hook!

“Why,” you ask?

BECAUSE it makes me happy!

Now I must get back to work.

I have strips to trim,

then strips to sew

before I can bind this thing after dinner tonight while I watch TV.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

A couple of weeks ago when I had Clare to help me,

we basted foundations in preparation to make 4 more Jellyroll Joyride Quilts.

I had already chosen 4 beautiful jelly rolls

& 2 yards of coordinating fabrics each

from Moda’s future collections.

The Nova collection by Basic Grey was my first choice to sew.

 I see that The Fat Quarter Shop has the jelly rolls on their site for pre-orders.

Isn’t this blue floral BEAUTIFUL!

I’m not a blue person, but I love this print!

Yesterday was the day.

I chose 6 strips for the binding and trimmed the rest of them to size.

Yes, I actually followed the pattern!

I picked out a fun movie to keep me company then set to sew.

By dinner time I had all of the strips sewn onto the foundation

& had the binding sewn onto the quilt,

then after dinner I watched TV

& sewed the binding to the back of the quilt by hand.

It’s the only hand work on this quilt

& if you don’t care for that bit of hand work

you can sew it by machine if you prefer.

 

Now it’s complete including the labels!

When I use one collection for the entire quilt,

I like to include a piece of the selvage with the collection name printed on it

& attach it with the label for reference later.

(I call this my artificial intelligence! Lol)

Isn’t it lovely?

I like that the ENTIRE collection is visible in the quilt!

Now you know why I’ve had this quilt pattern on my wishlist for a long time.

If you have a jelly roll that you’ve been hoarding,

waiting for the perfect quilt to showcase the collection,

you can find the pattern here on my website.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

I have 6 new patterns for you!

3 of my new patterns are table runner/placemat patterns.

They’re quick & easy because they use my unique

Quilt-as-you-sew technique.

In case you’ve not tried one of my popular quilt-as-you-sew (go) patterns,

you should know…

  1. You cut your backing & batting to the finished size of the quilt.
  2. You baste the two together. I prefer basting spray, but pins will work too.
  3. Following my instructions, you use this as a “foundation” to sew all of the strips onto.
  4. Once all of the strips are sewn onto the foundation you might have a bit of fusible applique to add (depending on which pattern you choose).
  5. Bind the quilt & it’s finished!

 

2 Hearts As One

is just in time for Valentine’s Day sewing

or perhaps a wedding or anniversary gift.

Stars & Stripes Forever

will look great on your

or your friend’s table for all of the patriotic holidays.

Star Spangled Dresdens

is not only Quilt-as-you-sew,

but it also incorporates my Tiny Dresden plates!

You’ll make the Tiny Dresden plates,

applique them onto a strip then add the strip to the foundation.

It will also look great on your table for our patriotic holidays.

Next, because I love Jelly Rolls of 2 1/2″ strips & I like quick & easy quilts,

I designed

Jellyroll Joyride

just for me, but I hope you enjoy it too.

Use an ENTIRE jelly roll to quickly make this lap quilt.

Reserving 6 strips for the binding and sewing the rest of them onto

the foundation you can make this entire quilt in just a day!

You’re going to want to make lots of these for gifts.

They’re the perfect size for kids to cuddle up in while watching TV or lap quilts for friends.

Lollipop Tree

is a cutie that uses my Tiny Dresden plates.

This quilt will look cute in non-Christmas colors too.

And last, but not least,

God’s Peace

is a sweet quilt that speaks to my heart,

with a bible verse reminding me not to be so stressed out!

Just 1 Tiny Dresden plate,

a bit of fusible web applique

& a bit of perle cotton embroidery make this cutie.

I’m putting them on my website today.

Snow is on its way here.

I plan to get some sewing time in.

How about you?

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

Another new pattern incorporating my Tiny Dresden & Mini Dresden plates,

surprised aren’t you?

This quilt also incorporates my unique Quilt-as-you-go technique.

Meet Dresden Trellis.

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I never get tired of designing & making these lap quilts.

Know why???

They’re quick & easy of course!

I’ve added applique to the borders,

applique that uses my Tiny  Dresden & Mini Dresden petals…

in a nontraditional way!

There is a full-size applique sheet to align the stems perfectly!

Like Garden Romance,

the stems are made easily with Clover’s fusible bias tape maker.

It was also made with

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Moda’s Mill Book 1892.

Any questions?

Pattern is now on my website if you can’t find it at your favorite quilt shop.

One more new pattern to show you.

Just keep sewing,

Susan