Monday, August 17, 2015

A Great Line

Did you ever fall in for with a fabric line and you just HAD to buy it and make something out of it? Yes, I've bought fat quarter towers which are pretty pricy but I find that once I use part of it to make a project, it ends up languishing as a "been-there, done-that" line. I've been buying Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes from Missouri Star Quilt Company through their "daily deal" and using their Friday You-Tube tutorials to make quilt tops. I'm loving them!

My latest is this one made with an older line I found recently at HollyHill Quilt Shoppe: Minik and Simpson's "Prairie Paisley II". Red, white and blue is classic but their addition of beige, tan and light blue really makes this line shine!

Missouri Star's pattern here is "Flutterby" and it's a snap to put together. The Jelly Roll makes a cute little quilt but I wanted something bigger so I found  a couple of yards online to use for the border and every last scrap of the jelly roll to make the interim border of little squares with white to make a queen-sized quilt.

I think I'll have this one custom quilted--it's a keeper for sure!!

1 comment:

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

SO funny that we both blogged about FQ bundles and the perils of their use! LOL I used a lot of precuts when I first started quilting. Then I went to yardage, then I went to FQ bundles. I've yet to find my happy spot when it comes to fabric buying. . . my impulsive nature might have something to do with that! LOL

Your quilt top is just beautiful! Love your solution for using up those last bits of the jelly roll!