April 11, 2013

Jelly Roll Diamonds Quilt - Blast From the Past

I'm just gonna admit it up front...
I took these photos a couple of weeks ago,
the same day I saw bunny tracks in the snow.

{While I was out there, freezing my tail off, I figured I'd take pictures of this quilt, too.}

Plus, I actually made this quilt a really long time ago...
in 2007...but I never had a blog before,
so I'm going to share it now.

It was made from the first jelly roll I ever saw.
A wonderful friend from my local quilt guild
gave it to me for my birthday,
along with this pattern.

The fabric was Sanctuary by 3 Sisters for Moda.

I LOVED making this quilt.
I wouldn't say it was super easy, but it was all kinds of fun.

The bias edges were kinda tricky, along the border, 
and it was hard to match every point...
I believe a judge may have mentioned that to me in a quilt show...
but this quilt is still a favorite of mine.

This border was the reason 
I no longer mark my quilting designs
directly onto the fabric.

{Now I draw my designs onto Golden Threads quilting paper,
stitch them, and then tear away millions of bits of paper.
I never complain.}

I tried home remedies with dishwashing liquid,
OxyClean, baking soda...not even tears took those marks out.

But time heals all wounds...I'm fine with it now.
It's mine, and it's a part of my quilting history.

Every spring it breathes new life into me.

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  1. This quilt has such a soft and loved look to it. I still have some of this fabric in my stash - I might have to dig it out now since I'm liking the look. I have never had an issue with marks remaining in my quilt, but you can never be too safe. Hopefully I won't have to learn the hard way!

  2. It is just beautiful Amy ...I am a huge 3 sisters fan as well! Thanks for bringing it out and showing us ..i just love diamond quilts.

  3. It's so beautiful! All these lessons learned....my list is long too. But I do love this quilt. The fabric, design & quilting are gorgeous.

  4. I love it. Judges, schmudges. It's gorgeous. I love that you have lessons you are reminded of when looking at it. That's what my quilts do for me, too!

  5. It is such a beautiful quilt... the colors and design are so peaceful! (Quilts are like humans...we love them with their little imperfections!)

    I love 3 Sisters, too.

  6. Nádherný quilt a celý Tvoj blog, obdivujem. Veľmi rada sa tu budem často vraciať :-) Mery

  7. I love your romantic quilt! The fabrics and the pattern goes so well together! The rest, doesn't matter! I like the way you write about your work!

  8. Love love love this quilt - it is gorgeous!! I'm another 3 Sisters fan too - seeing this quilt reminded me I've got a bundle of Sanctuary fat quarters in my stash and now I feel inspired to use them!!


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