Monday, August 18, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam II



When my friends at Fat Quarter Shop asked if I'd like to participate in the Jelly Roll Jam II blog tour I immediately agreed. I made a couple of baby quilts from the first Jelly Roll Jam pattern and was curious to see what this one would be like.



Of course this pattern is just as fun as the first one was, and it is a snap to put together. Just 20 jelly roll strips makes an adorable baby quilt, and you can use the extra strips for another quilt top, for a scrappy binding, or even for a pieced back for this quilt!




 I used Moda Snuggles fabric in cream for my backing. It's incredibly soft--I think you can almost feel the soft in this photo. Now I need to make a quilt for me with this backing!



I used the red flowers on pink from Vintage Modern for my binding...the pink coordinated perfectly with my fabrics from Miss Kate. To find the free pattern for the Jelly Roll Jam II Quilt go here. And to watch the Jelly Roll Jam II video go here!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fort Worth Fabric Studio Giveaway



Happy Friday! Let's celebrate the almost end of summer with a fun giveaway from Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio. Jodie puts together the most wonderful fabric bundles and has a "Pretty Bird" fat quarter bundle to give to one of my blog readers! To see a list of all 12 fat quarters included in the bundle, click on the link above (and there are a few available if you think you might need one asap)! To see all of the fun bundles in the shop click here.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio also carries pre-cuts, notions, buttons and trims along with patterns and books. There are also special shop sections for holiday fabrics and patterns and sale items.



"Dock of the Bay" Fat Quarter Bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio


So...to make this easy...just leave a comment mentioning your favorite bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio and one thing you'd like to do before summer comes to an end.

I'll keep the giveaway open through Monday evening. Good luck, and thanks so much for stopping by!




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Works in Progress Wednesday



 Now that I'm home and semi-recovered from vacationing, I'm hoping to get back on track with my "Wednesday Works in Progress" posts. Since I have less than two weeks of summer vacation left, I'm also in a mad dash to finish some new things and wrap up a few older works in progress! Before leaving for Washington D.C. I started working on my "Jumping Jacks" quilt using Fig Tree scraps.



 I finished up my second block this morning and have one more ready to sew. I'll need to set them together and decide on fabrics for the next few blocks then. The quilt has 12 blocks, and I'm hoping I can finish it by the end of next week.



I also did some sewing the other day with some Miss Kate jelly roll strips. I sure do love this fabric. No matter the combination, these fabrics always look good together!




 I won't be able to share this fun project until next week, but I used a Moda Snuggles for the backing, and am in love with how soft it is. Seriously, why did it take me so long to back a quilt in this yummy fabric? I definitely need a quilt with this for backing.



I'm binding my quilt with this sweet rose on pink from the Bonnie & Camille collection Vintage Modern. It's great when you can mix and match collections!




I'm also planning on binding my "Homestead" quilt so I can get it on the wall...and will also be finishing up two mini quilts from about a year ago.

Hope your Wednesday involves some quilting. Thanks so much for stopping by!