Friday, November 27, 2020

Still Ridiculously Easy / Beauties Pageant 107

In a year when my world (and I suspect yours!) has gotten smaller, commitments have evaporated, and trips outside of the neighborhood are few and far between, anything goes. One day, I’m thinking that I need to make new window treatments for my living room, and the next, I’ve removed the drapes and rods, my husband has spackled the holes, and the two of us are debating a new color for the walls. Is this a project we would have taken on in a normal version of 2020? Maybe not. But this year we do it because we can.

Similarly, when a reader contacted me about my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt pattern in different sizes, my knee-jerk reaction was to politely send her on her way—it was an old pattern in one size that I wasn’t interested in revisiting. Then I thought, Why not? Within two weeks, I had designed the pattern, asked two tech editors to review it, and had posted it on Quilt Pattern Mart. Because I can!

So for you fans of my modern take on a chevron, this post is for you. The Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt now comes in five sizes: child, lap, twin, queen, and king. I wrote the pattern for two different design options for all of your stash-busting and quilt-making needs.

Can you relate? What quilty endeavors have you taken on this year that you wouldn’t have if life were normal?

Click here for the expanded Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt pattern on Quilt Pattern Mart.

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8 comments:

  1. Your jelly roll quilt is a cute design! Happy stitching!

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  2. I think it's awesome you paused when thinking about the reply to the person asking and turned it into a great opportunity. Congratulations on the release!

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  3. Good morning, Michelle! Look at that . . . pattern #002. Woohoo, baby. I know it's only the beginning (think of the Chicago music playing here), with many, many, MANY more patterns to come. Because, well, because you can and will. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. My mailbox overflows with Black Friday ads . . . I'd better check them out. I wouldn't want to miss a BIG sale. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. I have been more adventurous in tackling new beading techniques for jewelry - which is still ongoing. And I am ripping out all the quilting on my elephant quilt. First off the tension wasn’t right in some areas - which I would have fixed regardless - but I just wasn’t happy with the meander quilting in general. I’m not sure I would have ripped it all out in a normal year. But I have a different view of time now.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  5. I love how you did turn the crazy of 2020 into positive chances! xo

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  6. It's been fun to be able to share several quilt finishes lately, on my blog, so thanks for this Linky opportunity! I'm happy for you to revisit and old friend and make it multi-sized. I hope your pattern sells well!

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