Saturday, 25 September 2010

busy busy busy


I'm trying desperately to get stuff finished at the minute. The poor sad quilt tops that are hanging up on my fabric closet door (and have been for ages) need quilting and binding and then they can go to new homes. Some of them have been sat around for at least a year. That's no good, is it? A poor baby has been without his or her quilt that I promised for that long. I'm a terrible friend/relative.
In the spirit of getting things finished (and fast) I'm using a fail-safe, cutting corners, easy peasy way of quilting that I like a lot but haven't used for ages. A couple of years, maybe.

I'll do a little tute when I write up the final quilt along post on the Fat Quarterly blog monday.

Speaking of which - that pic up there is my jelly roll quilt along quilt - all finished and washed. I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and how fast it was too (if a little tedious with all those repeated blocks). I've got a second one cut out and ready to go, but I have to finish quilting another quilt first. Time to get my priorities straight, I think!
If you need a quick and easy idea for a Christmas gift you could do far worse than give the quilt along quilt a try. It's beginner friendly, uses 1 jelly roll (for the top) and can be done in a weekend. Just go and check out some of the quilts in progress in the FQ flickr group. They're amazing.

26 comments:

Clair said...

Ooo...excuse me a moment while I mop up my drool......I love that quilt!

Beth said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful photo!

trash said...

Oh that is sweet. One day I may get brave enough to play with jelly rolls.

Elena said...

Way to go! This is gorgeous! It's funny b/c I usually stick to a comfort zone of light and bright fabric with lots of pink, but I adore this! Is it Punctuation???

Merry Made Quilts said...

I LOVE those colors! I love quilts that keep it simple to highlight the gorgeous fabric!

Christina said...

It's beautiful. I love the photo too. Photographing quilts always looks tricky, but this looks so sweet. :)

Justine said...

Katy as ever this quilt is gorgeous! Just signed up for Fat Quarterly I've been meaning to do it for ages!

Jolene said...

This is one of my favorite quilt photos ever! Hanging in front of the playhouse like that... Helps that it's a beautiful quilt too.

Terri said...

I am so behind. I had a few projects promised this week that had to come before my quilt so I am just now starting the piecing :(

Yours looks great. Is that the jelly roll we found here for you? Man it just looks so wonderful al together.

Anonymous said...

I just spotted the directions for this quilt and you did a lovely job. Can't wait to see your tute for the easy-peasey quilting that you do. I have several tops that need quilted.
Thanks for sharing.
cindy

quinn said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Poppyprint said...

I have to get my blocks together - I'm loving my FQly quiltalong quilt! Good luck with your stack of waiting quilt tops. It feels great to finish things up!

stellamaria said...

oh....
it makes me smile
and my heart sunnysideup !

veryberryhandmade said...

Wow - that's gorgeous....! Very inspiring... *must finish a quilt*

Sarah Craig said...

I will attest that the quilt-along quilt is wonderfully easy and gorgeous when finished - we made one for the quilt ministry and I'm sure it's a pattern we will go back to frequently!

amy smart said...

This quilt is wonderful. I love American Jane.

Don't worry - babies are the most forgiving of people. They'll take that quilt and never look back. :)

wishes, true and kind said...

I hear you. I have my own quilt rack of shame piled with quilt tops just begging to be completed. And, I've been working so much lately, that I haven't even started my quilt along quilt yet! Not even one cut of the fabric, but mark my words, I will get to it soon. I keep thinking with each week that passes, that the next one will be less busy. So far, that's nor working for me. In the meantime, I enjoy looking at your happy quilt top, and I just love this photo! Looks like a quilting magazine cover to me!

Emma Thomsen said...

Lovely quilt, I love the colours! Emma :)

kim at allconsuming said...

I am just loving the colours in this quilt - did you use a particular range or are they just fabrics from your stash?

Amelia said...

It looks gorgeous Katy!
I'm just learning to quilt so a "fail-safe, cutting corners, easy peasy" quilting technique sounds right up my alley - can't wait for the tutorial :)

Jodi said...

I love your quilt, and the pic - I'm doing one, too, with the FQ quilt-along. I have all my blocks done but don't like four of them so they are going to get "redone" tonight, I hope! I used some Asian fabs and they just are not cutting it! Looking forward to that tute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. Which fabric line did you use (Wee Play)?
Thanks for sharing the pattern.
Tami

Diana said...

Whaaaaat! That cubby and quilt are absolutely gorgeous. I could live in that cubby and be very happy. Loving the super bright quilt.

dutch sisters said...

What a pretty picture, and what a gorgeous quilt!! I love it!

Gone to Earth said...

Mine really isn't this far forward but then I knew I'd be slower than everyone else. It is growing though and I am loving it.

Angela said...

I think that is one of my favorite versions of the quilt. But i may just love how you photographed it. It looks perfectly perfect there. Hmm...just takes a weekend huh? Care to come help me sew for a weekend so I can get one done? LOL.

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