Monday, September 17, 2018

Pizza on the wall and Jelly on the floor...

So how's your week starting??? I have pizza on the wall and jelly on the floor.... figuratively ...not literally ...thank goodness. I have had quite a productive couple of days with my sewing machine...and here's my progress...


Pizza on the wall...


This is for my younger son... he refers to it as a quilt of his childhood memories... memories which included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pizza, Pokemon, Mario and other characters I'm not sure what their names are...







It is a busy busy busy quilt but he likes it... the pattern is called Craftsman from Amy Smart... I purchased  the pattern to use with  some Christmas FQs and I thought it would be good way to showcase all these graphic prints... now it still needs a small border and then off to the long arm quilter... I have minkee for the back so it should be nice and cozy.

And Saturday was National Jelly Roll Day... I broke into a jelly roll I have had for a long long long time... the price on the tag was $27.50... the collection was called Fresh Air and it was from Chez Moi. I went cruising the internet for a pattern and stumbled across the blog Runnstitch which you can see here.  She had posted in 2016 about a block that was a mistake that she ran with to make a quilt she called Cherry Fizz...and you can see it here.

And here is my version ...so far...


I had to lay it out on the floor in the living room since my design wall was full of  pizza and Pokemon...this is a very versatile strip idea. Each block takes 2 strips that are 2.5"wide by 6.5" long and 2  2.5" squares of each the jelly roll and the background... I'm using Mustard Grunge as the background and it is hard to capture the true color of this fabric ... it is a very rich gold color.

Now this is the block I'm making...


but you can move the strips around and get this block layout...


or move them another way and get this block layout...


I think I might shuffle the fabrics on this one  if I did it... and I definitely see some interesting possibilities for another quilt or two... 

So with all the sewing I've done I think there will be more in my week. I saw on Amy's Creative Side that she's doing a Blogger's Quilt Festival again... you can read about it here.   Perhaps it will kick my butt in gear to get the binding on my latest project back from the long arm quilter...perhaps...

Since  I have something to show today I'm be doing some link-ups...Small Quilts and Doll Quilts ...and Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than housework...and Moving it Forward at Em's Scrapbag...

Hope you week has some sewing time in it...
happy stitching-
carol fun



8 comments:

  1. Both quilts are wonderful. I can see why your son calls it the quilt of his childhood. My son would feel much the same!

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  2. That is a busy quilt, but lots of fun prints to look at.

    I love Moda Grunge for backgrounds, it is more interesting than a plain solid but not too distracting from prints you are trying to feature.

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  3. Your quilt is a busy quilt - but I really like it! It is definitely a boy's dream quilt! I love how it highlights your graphic fabrics! One day, it will be a trip down Memory Lane for him! Can't you just imagine him telling his own kids about each character on the quilt? Awesome!

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  4. Both look so lovely. What a treasure you have created for your son! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I think that is a perfect pattern for all those busy prints.Your pizza quilt looks great. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  6. Looks like you are having a lot of fun in your studio with pizza and jelly! Making me hungry. I'm making a jelly roll quilt too, and yours makes me think of a charity quilt I made once. It isn't exactly the same to your layouts, but close.

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  7. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !

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