Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Mister DJ

It's  Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature.  Sorry this is coming a little late today.  I have spent the running to the store to get all of the fun little "props" my son needed to ask a girl to Homecoming.  I can't believe my son is doing the whole "going to the dance with a date" thing now!!!     Which of course, made me think back over all the years.   And that made me think of today's Tutorial Throwback.   A few years back (like 5) my son asked if I would make a quilt for his bed but in his words, "It had to be a cool quilt!".    So today's tutorial spotlight is the Mister DJ quilt!!

My son absolutely loved, and still does, listening to music, and all kinds of music for that matter.   So when I was trying to think of something "cool" I was reminded of my summer job when I got to be a tech specialist.  I know, totally random right!!  Can you see me all dressed in black and running the sound and lights at events.   Best Summer Job Ever!!!   Anyhow,   I thought it was super cool, and my inspiration was formed.   What better for a music loving kid than a quilt based off a sound board.  

And I just love, love love the way it turned out.     And so does he, because Mister DJ is still the quilt on his bed!!!  It is such a fun quilt to make and really goes together quite quickly and is much easier than it looks with all of those pieces.    

 What makes Mister DJ  go so fast is that it uses two jelly rolls.   So not near as much cutting as it seams.   And what really makes this quilt is choosing Jelly Rolls with a lot of low volume prints, or some high contrast between the prints.   And Low Volume is huge right now, so it isn't to difficult to find Jelly Rolls that would fit this quilt just perfect!!!   And all you need is 2 Jelly Rolls and 2 Yards of a Solid and you are set!!!   

And quilting this one is super fun and easy.   It is just perfect for an all over quilt design and a nice neutral thread just blends away in both the low and high volume prints.   I did an all over fireworks design that added to the "cool boy" vibe I was going for.  

And that is the Mister DJ quilt for this Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!  It finishes at 70" x 89" so it is perfect for a twin size bed.   And we all know, it is harder to find "boy" inspired designs, and I really feel like this one hit the nail on the head for a boy quilt of any age ;)    And it is so fun and fast to make, you can just "rock" it out!!!

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Mister DJ  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.   And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Mister DJ Quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. This is a cool quilt. I know a few people that would love a quilt like this.
    I hope your son gets a positive response to his prom request.
    Thank you for sharing this pattern
    Yeah, kids grow fast.

  2. Melissa, not only is this a cool quilt, but an ingenious idea! And what a great post! Thanks for the link(s) to the tutorial.

  3. It looks EXACTLY like a sound board. Genius!
    xx, Carol

  4. So clever! I liked it even before you told about your inspiration!


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