Thursday, November 29, 2012

~Navy~

I am so excited to start this Double Wedding Ring quilt I can hardly stand it!  It's so enticing to start...but I know I need to wait just a little bit more, before I immerse myself head first and spend endless hours on it.  Thanks to all the great input on my last post, I was reassured that navy would be a good pick for the "Cameo" jelly roll.

 I called the jelly roll fabric the "Lark" line in my last post.  It's "Cameo" by Amy Butler.  Baby's fault.

I decided to add a few solids and take out a couple of the navy prints, to keep the contrast.  Yellow and white for the 1/2 square triangles.  I hope this is everything I envision...Oh I hope...I hope!!  FYI, this pattern will be jelly roll friendly and you will need 40 jelly roll strips.  So if you have a fantastic jelly roll you've been saving for something special...you may want to hold on to it for a Double Wedding Ring quilt someday. ;o)

Thinking of what to make the girls for Christmas, I came across these fat quarters the girls picked out sometime ago.

 I want to make them a soft and cuddly, girly lap quilt.  I'll use wool batting (excellent choice for a snugly blanket) and minke or fleece for the backing material.  I'm going to try to keep this a secret.  Better get it done before Christmas Break then!

 Finally, going to start quilting some customer quilts today.  Loaded and ready to go!  I'm doing a pantograph, working from the back of the machine and have 2 more to go after this.  All poly quilts with double batting (customers pick)....Can you say warm!

~Jenny~

 

7 comments:

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I wanted to use fleece on the back of a quilt I am doing. Is it hard to use on the long arm? Also where do you get your wool batting from? I have never used that before.

Teresa Silva said...

I can't wait for the double wedding ring quilt. I have a jelly roll coming to me from Stash! Yay! I will wait patiently.

MiChal said...

Is that a coffee filter on the top of your machine? Tell me more...

Karin said...

OMG that DWR is going to be freakin' awesooooommmmme! Can't wait! One of my all-time fave patterns! Looks like you've tweaked it for use with your ruler?!!! Yay!

Lynn Douglass said...

I'm so glad you've decided to go with the navy! I tend to go with the darker, more dramatic backgrounds. I have a couple of jelly rolls that have been decorating a shelf in my sewing room, so I may just join you!

Bonnie said...

After seeing your DWR block and loving it, I decided to give one a try this weekend. After all my trials and errors, all I can say is that I really admire your talents in making patterns!!! My DWR did come together but figuring out the dimensions was a different story!! I'm soooo anxious for your DWR pattern to come out so that I can actually follow GOOD instructions from a PRO :-) You are just awesome!

Jen said...

www.kmquiltingsupply.net has wool batting.