Monday, March 31, 2014

1600 Quilt

I know...The most original quilt name ever, right? 
I just can't think of a good name.  If you have one, feel free to share.

So I don't know why I have never posted a WIP on this quilt.  I made the top ages ago.  Like maybe August 2013...
I wanted to see how long it would take me to do the 1600 jelly roll challenge
Answer: About 3 hrs. 
That's bad, huh?  Oh, well.  I iron my seams yo.  It has been sitting on my table since August.  I finally started quilting it a few weeks ago and put the binding on this past weekend. 

I had this "jelly roll" (i.e. not moda) and just didn't know what do do with it.  This pattern was fun and easy. 
I was super proud when I finished the quilt top...and I didn't like it one bit.  I'm not sure why I wasn't a fan, just didn't connect.  I think that it was all of the brightness, all at once.  It was so far from my comfort zone.  But as soon as I started quilting it - I fell in love.  It just made it for me.  Now it is special and pretty.  Lol

The back is my favorite part.  I wanted the solid brown. And promptly ran out before I was finished.  If you look really hard you can see that there are two different color browns  - two different Kona Brown die lots.  Ooops.
To me, the quilting adds to the front - and completely changes the back.  I love all that texture!

I have no idea what you call this Free Motion Stitch.  But it is fun...someday I will learn to make all of my loops the same size.  ;)

And you will be seeing this stitch again from me...soon. 

Solid blue (Country Classics - from JoAnn's) holds all of those busy prints together. 

This quilt is also for sale.  Please leave a comment or email me if you are interested. 

Quilt Specs:
  Quilt measures -
  Batting - 80/20 cotton/poly batting
  Quilting - FMQ, brown cotton thread
  measures - 44.5 x 54 in.  (large toddler quilt, or small lap quilt)
  Cost - $120 + S&H

Have you had any fun quilty challenges lately?

 - Katelyn


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  2. Such a fun finish! I have made three of these jelly roll race quilts, and I ironed as I went on the second and third quilt. Ironing the first one was my least favorite part. Whenever I see that quilting I always think of cursive Ls. But I don't know what it is called either. I just know that I like it. :)

  3. This is a fun quilt! Love it and your quilting choice was perfect.

  4. This is such a fun, bright quilt! Love the backing... And the blue binding! What a fabulous quilting motif, too! Great job, Katelyn!

  5. I love the front of your quilt but I think I love the back even more!

  6. So fun and bright! I can't keep my quilted loops the same size either, but I think that just adds to the character of the quilt. The back is absolutely gorgeous!

  7. I know what you mean about finishing a quilt top and being proud to do so, but not liking it. I have so far only made three quilts, but for the first two I had exactly that reaction.

    The back of your quilt looks great. I love quilts that can be used on either side.