Thank you to everyone who left sweet comments on my last post and took advantage of my sale. I'm so blessed to be able to create, and I have such gratitude to you for supporting me along the way and cheering me on. Thank you!
This Pixel Chain quilt/pattern has been on my mind for such a long time, ever since I saw a vintage quilt with a similar design made with tiny squares. I knew I had to recreate it and make it a bit more Allison friendly (i.e. EASY).
This large throw/twin size is made with just one jelly roll (35 strips), and with only 30 blocks it's pretty simple to put together.
For this version I used a jelly roll of Zuma by Tula Pink. I love this fabric, but this jelly roll was a nightmare! The strips were cut between 2 ¼ - 2 ⅜" instead of 2 ½", so it was a huge pain to use and fudge the difference in the seam allowance when matching it up with the background strips. I even emailed Free Spirit Fabrics (nicely) just to make them aware of it. I never heard back from them, but since then I've heard from three other people that had the same problem with other Tula Pink jelly rolls.
Moral of the story is...measure your jelly roll before you unwrap it and make sure the strips are 2 ½" from edge to edge!
Luckily it's gorgeous fabric so I can't hold a grudge at it. :)
I quilted this with simple straight-ish lines using the squares as guides.
My current plan is to make a Christmas version of this quilt so I have something festive to sew in December, and maybe it will be done by next year. Maybe.
Also...what on earth do you get an 11 year old boy for Christmas???!!!! Older boys are so hard!! Ben gave me no ideas (besides a cat) and cash. Lame. I don't want to buy junk just to buy something you know? Ugh. So if you have a preteen boy...I need some ideas!