Monday, August 18, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam 2 - A Free Tutorial!! ...

I made a super fun and easy
 jelly roll quilt over the weekend...

The pattern is by Fat Quarter Shop
 and is another awesome pattern
from thier YouTube 
Short Cut Quilts Series:)
This quilt is a sequel to the 
original and very popular 

I could hardly wait 
to get started on this one!

I chose to make my quilt 
with this new fabric line called
Milk Cow Kitchen
I am a farm girl you know:)

I downloaded the 
 Fat Quarter Shop…
and sewed my
 Jelly Roll Jam 2 together 
while Kimberly held my hand
 each and every step of the way
 via YouTube and my iPad mini:)
Hi Kimberly!!!

Thanks so much…
it was fun having you right
 beside me in my studio again:)

I quickly sewed my strips together
and made my wide blocks 
and narrow blocks
just like Kimberly told me too:)

I layed out my rows on the 
floor of my family room
which happens to be next to my table.

I discovered that if I added 
one more wide and one more narrow block
 onto the end of my three rows...

 my Jelly Roll Jam 2
 would fit the top
 of my table perfectly!

So mine is just a bit longer
( 36 1/2" wide x 48" long)

I just used my leftover 
jelly roll strips 
to make the extra blocks and it 
worked out perfectly because...

the backing and binding yardage
that Kimberly called for in the pattern
were just the right size:)

After I sewed my three rows together…
I quickly pin basted it
and did a little quick and easy
 straight line machine quilting:)

Final step was to 
add the binding of course!

Jelly Roll Jam 2
 could easily be used 
as a baby quilt
or a small lap quilt too.

It's such a great little pattern 
and a fun way to 
play with a jelly roll:)

I love the way it turned out
and the way it looks on my table.

A little peek inside my
  cottage wall cupboard:)

So join in the fun and 
go ahead and grab yourself
 a cute jelly roll...  
to download the pattern
and then
to have Kimberly visit 
in your sewing room...

while you make your very own
Jelly Roll Jam 2!

Have a quilty kind of day!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Nail Polish Mini Quilt - Free Pattern and Tutorial!!!

Today I have a fun new pattern to share with you!
The fingernail polish block is a free pattern 
I loved it so much I decided to whip up 6 blocks
and make a fun little mini!

In the pattern…
the bock finishes at 10" x 18"…
but for my mini I drafted the blocks down quite a bit!

It's a super adorable block designed by 
my good friend Kimberly
 who happens to be the owner of
Isn't it so cute?

 to download the free pattern and 
for the YouTube tutorial 
on constructing the block!

First I chose my fabrics for the background,
backing and binding.
I decided to go with a light pink
because I wanted the nail polish colors to really pop!

Kimberly gave me permission
 to give you the cutting
measurements for my 
Nail Polish Mini Quilt 
so that you can make one of your own!
Isn't she awesome?…thanks Kimberly:)

Background Fabric;
(A) Cut 4 - 1 1/2"x 9 1/2" and 1 - 1 1/2" x 17 1/2" 
for the sashing for in-between blocks and row
(B) Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 19 1/2" for outside borders 
(add the side borders first)
(C) Cut 12 - 2" x 4" for the sides of the lid
(D) Cut 24 - 1" squares for Easy Corner Triangles

Lid Fabric;
(E) Cut 6 - 1 1/2" x 4"
(F) Cut 6 - 1" x 4"
(H) Cut 6 more 1" x 4" for the accent line on lid…
I used the same fabric for this
 but just flipped it to the wrong side!
I do this a lot when I need a fabric to coordinate that is just a shade lighter.
It always works perfectly!

From a light gray Fabric;
(G) Cut 6 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Nail Polish Color Fabrics;
From 6 DIFFERENT fabrics cut the following;
(I) Cut 1 - 2 1/2" x 4"
(J) Cut 1 - 2" x 4"
(K) Cut 1 -  1" x 4" for the brush 
from the same fabric..but use the wrong side again:)

From White Fabric for the bottle;
(L) Cut 12 - 1" x 5 1/2"
(M) Cut 12 - 1" x 5"
(N) Cut 24 - 1" squares for Easy Corner Triangles

From Binding Fabric -
(O) Cut 3 - 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric
 and prepare 90" of binding

My mini quilt finishes at
 19 1/2" x 21 1/2"

Sew your blocks together using
Then add your sashings and borders…
and quilt it!!
My quilting is a crosshatch
 1/2" apart using pale pink thread:)

I love how this sweet backing fabric
 looks on my Nail Polish Mini Quilt!

Thanks to Kimberly for such a
 darling pattern…
it was so fun to make
and I hope you have fun making your
Nail Polish Quilt too!

Have a quilty kind of day!!

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