Today is my day for the Wonderful World of Color hop hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting!
I've seen some amazing projects so far--lots of color and inspiration!
I thought I'd show a couple of older projects first...
I made the quilt below for my nephew, Matt, the middle school math teacher.
I made half square triangle blocks with a variety of fabrics from my stash. It is quilted in meandering triangles and the back has the circles on the fabric. Perfect for a math teacher, right?
He doesn't have it yet because we didn't get to visit him this year, as we had planned. (Don't tell him--it's a surprise!)
The table runner below was made for a Cerro Gordo Quilters lesson. I don't remember the name of the pattern, but you make strip sets and cut them diagonally. These fabrics were all scraps from another project.
Last Friday my local quilt shop, Stewart's Sewing Machines, had a lesson on this Braided Twist table runner. I had bought the book and template several years ago but never made it. This was my chance!
Below is the completed runner and the back.
I topstitched around edges to hold the pieces down.
This is the back:
Here is the book and template--by Cheryl Phillips. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
My next project is not done, alas! I really wanted to finish it, but we have been gone too much this month. At least the top (flimsy) is finished, and I have the back ready, so I can sandwich it and quilt it soon.
This is a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop, Jelly Roll Sizzle, with a border designed by Pat Sloan.
You can find both on their web sites. I used a Leather Snack Pack by Fabri-Quilt, Inc. for my 2.5" strips. The orange and yellow were batiks in my stash. It measures about 56" square.
I hope you get inspired today as you check out all the posts!
Thanks, Joan, for another great hop!
Here are today's and tomorrow's bloggers:
Thursday April 21
Just Sew Quilter you are here!
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Friday April 22
Pretty table runner! I like the pattern. I love the Jelly Roll Sizzle and all the beautiful colours!ReplyDelete
There's lots of great projects to look at in your post.The more I looked at the jellyroll quilt top,, the more I found to see. It could probably be elongated and widened quite easily for a fun throw . And the table runner reminds me of what can be done with a Hidden Wells block. Thanks for the inspirationReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting! The Sizzle can be made larger but would require another jelly roll. I think I used 32 strips.Delete
Such wonderful colorful projects. That last quilt top looks a lot like the table runner you made, but with the addition of the triangles.ReplyDelete
What fun and colorful projects! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
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Oh my goodness, what a fabulous array of colorful quilts. I love your "secret" quilt for Matt. He is going to go crazy over it. The scrappy table runner is beautiful and what a bonus with using scraps. I'm heading over the the Fat Quarter shop and finding the jelly roll quilt. That looks like so much fun to make. Thanks for sharing with us today.ReplyDelete
All your past and present makes are simply amazing! I follow Pat Sloan as well and I have seen several of the Jellyroll sizzle quilts but your colors are one of my favorite makes so far!ReplyDelete
These are some very lovely projects! Very colorful!ReplyDelete
So many wonderful, colorful projects! I really love the Jelly Roll Sizzle.ReplyDelete
You shared so many bright and colorful projects. I noticed that the picture at the top of your blog would have also been a colorful project. Loved the "Jelly Roll Sizzle"; it's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Jelly Roll Sizzle just sounds colorful and your version certainly is a show stopper. All your projects are full of inspiration. Thank YOU!ReplyDelete
Beautiful projects, all of them!ReplyDelete
Love your jelly sizzle and especially the fabrics you chose. It really does make it "sizzle" What a present to give a math teacher. It is a wonderful quilt and I have always felt a connection to math and especially geometry in quilting. Love your projects: you are so prolific!ReplyDelete
All your projects are very nice!ReplyDelete
So many pretty colors in those beautiful quilts. I love your Jelly Roll Sizzle! I'm always looking for patterns to use my jelly rolls. That one is a great one! Thanks for sharing your world of colors, Carol.ReplyDelete
All so pretty. That Braided Twist table runner, how cute. I had never seen one of those before.ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting! I encourage you to try one of those runners.Delete
Great quilts and the braided twist is very pretty.ReplyDelete
So many colorful quilts! I really like the jelly sizzle!ReplyDelete
Wow, so much colour. I like the piece you've yet to finish, and it looks very similar to the table runner - did they have similar techniques?ReplyDelete
I also really appreciate your quilt for you nephew - I also work in math education :).
Thanks sew much! Those two are different techniques. The Sizzle quilt uses squares that you stitch and fold on the corners of the strip sets, while the runner is actually cut diagonally and repositioned. Thank you for teaching math!Delete
Lots of beautiful colourful projects! Lovely!! thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Love how bright and cheery this post is, not to mention colorful. Each and every one of your projects is just lovely.ReplyDelete
Fun and colorful projects, Carol! I have that Twisted Braid template, but have yet to use it! One day!!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So many bright happy projects Carol. Thank you for sharing the projects and sources.ReplyDelete