last weekend

Posted on | June 5, 2012 | 17 Comments

I had the house to myself and kept busy.  I finished my mom’s birthday quilt top and worked on a scrappy quilt, strip pieced from two jelly rolls.  I absolutely love this quilt – the waves of riotous color make me happy!  I followed these instructions, but used only five strips per block instead of six to save fabric.  This resulted in shorter lengths of one color and it was easier to see the pattern when laid out in waves rather than diamonds.  It’s so bright it’ll put your eye out, but I still love it!  I can’t wait to make another!


17 Responses to “last weekend”

  1. kitten
    June 5th, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    what’s a jelly roll?

  2. Tonni
    June 5th, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Both are beautiful!!!

  3. Carole
    June 5th, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing!

  4. Tina M.
    June 6th, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    WOW. I can’t decide which one I like better! Beautiful job, and very inspiring!

  5. Anne
    June 6th, 2012 @ 5:46 am

    I LOVE it! So bright!, so cheery! (Having been recently re-bitten by the quilting bug, I am very tempted to make one just like this in blues and greens.)

  6. j.
    June 6th, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    So which one is mom’s gift? Each one is gorgeous!

  7. Erica
    June 6th, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Beautiful! I have always wanted to make a tiny squares quilt, but have never gotten around to it. I especially like the way the zigzags emerge from the dance of colors in this one.

  8. Sandy
    June 6th, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for posting this inspiration and that link. I have so many scraps and I love scrap quilts! How fun!

  9. Becky
    June 6th, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Both quilts are gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to make a scrap quilt for a while but I just don’t have enough time in the week to do everything. And I’m starting to lean back toward bead embroidery again. (sigh) So many ideas, so little time.

  10. Cookie
    June 6th, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Love! Love! Love!

    You are so good. All that color makes me happy, too. Thank you.

  11. Vicki
    June 7th, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Happy, indeed!! Love.

  12. Jacey
    June 7th, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Ooh, I love the granny square! It looks so happy, and I love that you oversized the blocks!

    And wow, the postage stamp quilt is indeed, a riot of color! I love it! It’s so bright and happy.

  13. melissa
    June 8th, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    oh wow. so much gorgeousness in this post it takes my breath away. wonderful wonderful work!

  14. grace
    June 10th, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    Gorgeous! I love the colors.

  15. Kai
    June 10th, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    Love them both! But the scrappy quilt is GORGEOUS! It’s so amazing.

  16. Robyn
    July 1st, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    Gorgeous quilt!

  17. Rue
    July 4th, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Both quilts look fabulous but I keep coming back to the jelly roll one. It just screams summer and I love it!