In the nick of time I finished up this quilt today! It was my slow going December project, and today I sewed on the binding just in time to enjoy it for Christmas.
This is my Jelly Weave pattern, and to make it 2 colors, you just divide the strips needed in two colors, and use each color in each block. I put more details and photos of how to make this pattern 2 colors in this post of my black and grey version.
I cut the fabric strips from my red and green stash. The only one I would have left out is that really lime-bright green fabric…but I picked out the colors at night and it blended much better in the dark! I also didn’t realize until the whole quilt was sewn, that I had used different colors of background white fabrics. Whoops!
I took barely any photos of this quilt in construction like I usually do. The downside of sewing late at night when the kids go to bed, is that I can’t snap photos (or at least good ones!).
I did super simple straight stitch quilting 1/4″ from the seams inside the blocks in both directions. The backing is an aqua snowman flannel…the same one I used in the tree quilt from my last post.
This was a fun festive sew, and despite December being a crazy month and flying by in a blink, I enjoyed having a project at my machine to work on here and there. Plus I used up a ton of my red and green fabrics…and scraps of background whites that I now know don’t match. :)
From my family to yours…have a Merry Christmas!! -Allison
Super cute!! The lime green looks fine. Whenever I accidentally mix whites I just tell myself that it added texture to the quilt, lol.
Haha…I say it “adds interest”…basically the same thing LOL. Happy new Year!
It turned out great. No worries on the mixing whites, especially if it is just for your family. Merry Christmas!
Thank you, and Happy New Year!
I am finishing a Kaffe Fassett version of this quilt. It’s turning out great. One of my 4H quilters wants to do this same pattern but with a black background. Have you or do you know if anyone that has done this? I think it would help both of us “see” what will happen.
Yes I’ve seen that done! I’ve seen photos of it on instagram, if you message me there @cluckclucksew or you can email me I can try to find a photo to send you. It’s beautiful with a black background, you just have to have enough contrast in the print fabrics.
Thanks Allison for all the free patterns. My kids got quillows thanks to you this year. Love the tape, haven’t drawn a line for a hst in over four years. Your patterns are so nice; easy to read and I always to make more than once. Have made pumpkin quilt four times for four sisters. Happy holidays and best wishes for an amazing 2022.
Thank you Wendy, this was the sweetest comment to read! I love quillows, what a great gift for kids, and I’m so glad you like Diagonal Seam Tape! Happy New Year!
Meri Kirihimete! Merry Christmas! What a gorgeous xmas quilt – will hav eto put this on my to-do list.
Beautiful quilt and especially beautiful family!
Thanks Allison! Love it! The quilt store I work is doing a Brightly challenge! Your patterns have been selling fast! ha
Is the video link in this post working? (this comment is intended for the Heartsy post.
Oh I’ll check the link I’m not sure! Brightly is definitely my favorite to sew… so I’m glad it’s a favorite for sew-a-longs too!
Happy APRIL, Allison, hope all is well up there in Poulsbo. ( our grandson Josh/Rose and their 3 boys just moved to a bigger home there too PS I gave them my SUBURBS last Christmas ) Many thanks for your easy to sew designs ! and how you do all your designing/sewing/etc with such a busy family is amazing ! Looking forward to whatever comes next, Margie Fisher in CA
Oh how fun for them! We’ve had a very rainy spring and winter…hoping it gets warmer and sunnier sooner than later here in Poulsbo!