And that's all for today ;) Thanks for popping in to share my newest quilt finish ;)
Friday, June 2, 2017
Jelly Roll Railway Quilt
Today I am so excited to share my newest quilt finish, Jelly Roll Railway. And I just have to say, I am so loving those bold solids!!! I just love a classic black and white quilt, and throwing in a red background, well that is just all the more fun :)
It's no secret that I love the Shortcut Quilt Patterns that the Fat Quarter Shop makes up for pre-cuts ;) So when I was asked by them if I wanted to quilt along with their newest shortcut quilt made for Jelly Rolls, I was so super excited and of course, all over it!!!
I knew right away that this quilt would be perfect as an Alma Mater quilt. I know I have said it before, but I am so glad my Alma Mater's colors are Red, White, and Black!!! I just love getting to make quilts in this awesome color combo. I played with the placement of the Red, White, and Black in just about every color combination layout there could be, and in the end, liked this one best :)
And I am so glad this quilt had a big border. I love how it lets the design float and adds to the 3D effect. Sometimes when I look at it those stripes are floating right off the background. And I strayed from the pattern layout just a bit by alternating the corner blocks on the pieced strips. I love how it gives the look of quarter triangle blocks in black and white. So fun!!!
When it came time to quilt, I went with a favorite all over design of echoed paisley's. This is so super fun and fast, and I love the extra movement it gives the quilt. I made up this Free Motion Quilting Video Tutorial on how I do this design a while back, just in case you want to give it a try ;)
I finished it with a solid black binding and I love the way it just sets off the design. And now it is all done and I can just add a little SUU logo applique (This is how I do my complex logo applique's ;) and then it will be all set for homecoming and just perfect for someone to take to the game!!! At 60" x 76" it really is just the perfect size for a stadium quilt.
And that is my Jelly Roll Railway quilt :) And if you happen to have a Jelly Roll lying around that you want to make into your own Jelly Roll Railway quilt you can pop on over to the Jolly Jabber to download the free pattern. And be sure to watch the You Tube Video Kimberly made that has some great tidbits on how to get this quilt to come out just perfect ;) And there is lots more Jelly Roll Railway inspiration from some of my blogger friends over at the Fat Quarter Shop !! It is so fun to see what changing up the fabric does to give a quilt a whole new look ;)
Posted by Melissa Corry at 7:47 AM