Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

I am so excited to share that I finally finished my Jelly Roll quilt! Yay! How long was this one running? A long time! But first, a picture! Introducing... Over in the Forest; A Jelly Roll Baby Quilt!

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

Looks like my first and second posts were in September of 2012! of course a lot of stuff has happened in the last 2.5 years and I guess this project got thrown to the wayside for a way long time! Talk about your unfinished object (ufo) and a work in progress (wip)!

I had all the blocks sewn together by October 2013 for my Finish Along quarter 4 goals, but never touched it until now. I wasn't satisfied with it. But now, I love it!

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

In the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild this year we have decided on themes for our show and tell projects and April's theme is "Baby Quilts". Since my baby quilts have been given away I thought I should finish this one.

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

So I sat down and decided to rip the seams like I thought about doing in 2013. I picked through 3 different yellow/orange colors in my stash to sash it up and loved the outcome of this project. It sat for a few days trying to decide what more to do with it. The quilt seemed so small, smaller than a lap blanket but I only had one jelly roll of the fabric and cannot/have not been able to find it anywhere!

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

Because of the nature of the fabric (the foxes and critters and camping scenes) and the layout of the different sized flying geese blocks, I decided to name this quilt "Over in the Forest". As I was finishing this, the children's song "Over in the jungle" kept going through my head.

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

Here is a close up image of the top row.

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

I'm pretty proud of the back too. It's just straight lines, an whole lot of turning and turning back. But it turned out pretty cool. I needed an extra row (oops) but I love it!

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

I practiced some of my free motion quilting skills with the outer border. It's been a while and I had to keep stopping to redirect behavior. Those stopping moments through me for a loop, but at about 1/4 way left I finally got the hang of it. I did triangles to follow the flying geese blocks.

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

I am pretty proud of the binding too. It's a baby blue and hand finished. I figure I needed some practice with that too. It does need a little baby on it though to complete it, I think... Ah, well... should have finished it sooner!

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

Berry Bunch: Over in the Forest: Jelly Roll Quilt: A Quilted Finish!

Hurrah for a finished un-finished project!