Friday, September 4, 2020

A New Finish and Giveaway / Beauties Pageant 96

I start every year with the same goal: finishing 12 quilts over the next 12 months. Now here we are at the beginning of September, a full 8 months into 2020, and I’ve already completed 11. (Apparently, productivity at my sewing machine is the bizarre silver lining to a global health crisis!) Here is number 11, the latest version of my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll quilt pattern ...

I used a jelly roll of Basic Grey’s Gypsy Soul for this project, because I was immediately smitten by its red, green, and blue palette. It’s bright and happy, which was just what I needed back in June when I started the project.


I quilted this lap-size throw in a simple chevron, allowing the swaths of white to go largely untouched, as you can see in the photo above. 
 
I think the back is as lovely as the front. Here I built a palette around two Basic Grey fabrics from the PB&J line—an old collection that is still one of my favorites. With all those gray-toned blues and greens, the back has the same feel as the chevrons on the top while standing on its own.
 
 
If you want to make your own Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, the pattern is free. Click the link below to download it for yourself or to read related posts:

 
Before I segue to this week’s Beauties Pageant, I wanted to give you the heads-up that Quilt Pattern Mart, where I am selling my Warm and Cool Coin Quilt pattern, is hosting a giveaway loop on Instagram. To participate, you start at one of the IG feeds in the loop (like mine!) and follow the instructions until you get through all the participants. The winner receives 20 PDF patterns and a mountain of Carolyn Friedlander fabric. : )

The giveaway starts today, September 4, at noon central time (GMT-5) and finishes on Monday, September 7, at 11:59 p.m. central time. The giveaway is open internationally.
 

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9 comments:

  1. That's a lovely version of your pattern! The back is just as beautiful as the front, too :) Congratulations on having so many finishes already for the year!

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  2. I was just gifted a bunch of strips of fabric, now I know what to do with them!! Thank you!! Love your fabric choice.

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  3. Oooh, great finish. Will you count this as a Christmas quilt finish or was that just my stretching on the theme due to the quilt's colors?

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  4. Lovely quilt. The fabrics in the jelly roll go so well together.

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  5. It is a very bright and happy palette! I can see why you are smitten w/it. Thanks for the free pattern too!

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  6. Beautiful finish! Number 11 for 2020?! Yay!!! My sister and I are going to go with your pattern for this years Nat'l Sew a Jelly Roll Day, two weeks from today!

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  7. Your goal of 12 quilts a year is admirable! I never set a goal, and in fact am trying to slow quilt production because I have no place to use all these quilts! But, like you, I've made 11 so far this year. I'm hoping the one I just posted is my last, as I've turned my attention this past week to making clothes.

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  8. Hi Michelle! While you have 11 finishes already this year, I have been going in the opposite direction. Can you have a negative number of projects finished?! I'm going to be doing some secret sewing with a jelly roll very soon so thanks for sharing your easy version for a quilt. I have to see the fabric before we can pick a pattern! Happy Labor Day to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Love the quilt design and the backing too. Congratulations on all your finishes. Too bad I don't do Instagram.

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