Sunday, 10 August 2014

Parquet - a jelly roll quilt

Hellooo!!!! One of the things that I didn't mention about the fabulous weekend that was #FQR2014 was the handing over of all the Siblings Together Quilts on Saturday night. So many lovely quilts and such an amazing cause. 

As well as the Bee quilt I also handed over this jelly roll quilt, which I showed as a quilt top a little while ago

It's a pattern that I created designed to be quick and easy, showcase the fabrics and be as big as possible!!! It's made with a jelly roll of Comma that I'd won in the raffle at Retreat last year, paired with a dark grey blender, Kona Charcoal for the binding and IKEA Nummer fabric for the backing. It's a good sized quilt finishing at 56" x 70" and did I mention quick and easy to put together?! For quilting I kept it very simple going a 1/4" either side of each of the squares and even attempted machine binding using Lynne's fab tutorial, except that I attached the binding to the front and then machine-bound on the back..... It's more difficult to spot my slightly wavy lines on the dark blender fabric that way!
And if nothing else, this quilt makes a great cloak as modelled by my 5yr old!!!

Now you may remember that I made a second version of this for Justine & Lisa using a Chloe's Closet 1930s Playtime jelly roll and Kona White that got sent off to Trudi for some quilting magic. Doesn't it look amazing?!

And I'm really excited to let you know that if you'd like to make your own Parquet Quilt the pattern is now available as a free download from the Simply Solids website here. Or if you're at the Festival of Quilts then pop along to stand E16 to pick up a free copy of the pattern and have a look at the quilt in real life! 

I'd love to see if you make any quilts using this pattern, maybe you can use #parquetquilt if you post any photos to social media?

Have a great day,


Today's sky ● Grey, overcast and looking like rain for the whole day. Boo!


Flying Blind... said...

Fab quilt pattern - bravo xxx

pennydog said...

Spooky- I have a pattern called Parquetry in Sewing World this month!

Lynne said...

These are both beautiful quilts. I have a new-found deeper respect for quilters, because I've just finished a quilt for a friend who's having a baby. It's the biggest quilted item I've made, and it took ages! I love that you say the first quilt was quick to make!

Catrin Lewis said...

Really pretty. I saw the second one at foq and it was beautiful, well done x

Silvia Jacinto said...

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