Bright jelly roll lap quilt – finished

25 04 2011

I’ve finally completed some of the projects that were still outstanding from when I returned from the Eleanor Burns Quilting Academy in California last month.

On Day 3 of the Eleanor Burns Quilting Academy, I was in the class that made a quilt top from a jelly roll in 6 hours, using a serger (overlocker). The pattern is an Eleanor Burns design, and Eleanor gave us labels for the pieces we made, which she autographed using a permanent fabric pen (see the photo of the label).

When I got home, I added the borders, the batting, and the very bright backing fabric, then spent many many hours (about 10?) free motion quilting it on a HQ Sweet Sixteen. I found that flame motifs worked well in the square blocks, and so did several blocks with flame variations. I used a red, yellow, blue and green variegated cotton thread in the bobbin, and while it worked well with the backing fabric, it did show through a bit in some parts of the stitching. I did hooked feathers for the white border. Finally, I bound this quilt with a mix of the jelly roll and border fabrics.

I’ve now added this very bright lap quilt to my Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72828803/bright-lap-quilt.

Click on a small photo below to show it full size, then click on it again in full size mode to zoom in to see the stitching.


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27 05 2011
More quilts from that one jelly roll « At Random

[…] I’ve finally made the last two quilts from the one jelly roll of fabric I got at the Eleanor Burns Quilting Academy (here’s the first and largest quilt I made: https://sandgroper14.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/bright-jelly-roll-lap-quilt-finished/). […]

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