Friday, May 29, 2015

Spring Fling

On Wednesday I remarked that my last three finishes have all been charity quilts and it was time for a "me" project. So I pulled out a jelly roll I have been saving and got to work.

To begin, I needed to sort them into groups of three. This is what is shown above. I sewed them into to three strip sets then started cutting and sewing again.

Slowly the pattern started to emerge.

When I was happy with the layout I assembled the blocks. Then added a bit of sashing and borders.

The block pattern is Spring Fling by Sew Kind of Wonderful. It is a free pattern and uses their Quick Curve Ruler. The block pattern was published over a year ago. I've wanted to make one since the first time I saw it, but just got around to it this week. I omitted the "flower centers" on mine. I tried putting them in but just like it better this way.

I have a stack of leftovers that didn't get used on the front. Originally I was going to do a pieced border, but this is already 50.5" by 50.5" in size. I want to hang this in my dining room and 53" is the widest I can hang. So this is the size it will be. I may put the leftovers on the back or I may save them for another project. A pillow would be nice way to use them. We'll see what they want to be.

Now to decide how to quilt this.


Paulette said...

Oh, I really like this!

Gene Black said...

This is a cool design. I like your version without the centers.

Denise in PA said...

Woah, Lynn, I love this! I have the ruler - I think I'll download the pattern and make one. Perfect thing to make with some of those jelly rolls I hoard - LOL!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. I didn't want to get that ruler because I'm not good at curves, but I think you have just changed my mind.