Friday, February 7, 2014

Finish It Up Friday :: School Auction Jelly Roll Quilt

We have many friends with kids at our local charter school so when I was asked about the possibility of donating something for their silent auction fundraiser I really wanted to help.
I searched my stash and found this project that I'd cut the strips for at least 2 years ago. I didn't even include it in my "to sew" post because it hadn't bubbled back up to the surface yet! But I thought this would be a great quilt to donate, good sized at about 52"x64"and colors that would work for Valentine's or Mother's Day if you were so inclined. I used the normal jelly roll quilt method but I featured one print and then matched six solids, plus another for the binding to the colors in the print. This would be a great way to stretch a precious yard! I love solids so I loved the combination.
All was from my stash except for one yard of Kona that I bought for binding - backing was a duvet cover from IKEA (also in my stash). I did some straight line quilting along the lines to keep it simple.
Taking pictures without an assistant can be quite a challenge but I think I did pretty well - tanks to the neighbors for the use of their fence ;-) So the quilt has been washed and delivered and I hope someone is as excited to get it as I was to make it.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.

Thanks for stoping by - hope your weekend is lovely!

6 comments:

  1. what a lovely way to change up the JRR quilt --- I hope it brings in lots of money for the school

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  2. You did pretty well with the picture taking :-) Neat!

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  3. I do like your fabrics in this. It would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift.

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  4. What a generous idea, well done! I am sure it will earn a good amount!

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  5. Lovely! and congrats on the finish!

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  6. It's always a treat to use up scraps from stash isn't it?! The colors are so bold and go together beautifully. Good for you in donating it!

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