Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Yummy Little Apples Quilt

After working on this quilt on and off (mostly off) for 18 months… its done!  The pattern is from Jaybird Quilts, called "Yummy."  This is the perfect pattern for a jelly roll, as its all 2.5" strips with a narrow strip in between.  So lots of strip piecing and it comes together rather quick and easy!  Being the OCD type that I am, I laid out each of the six sections before sewing rows together as two of the same print CANNOT be next to each other!  I know, I've got issues.

A few years ago I bought my first Jelly Roll.  Oh, I found one still for sale!  The fabric collection is "Little Apples" by Aneela Hoey of Comfortstitching.. I had no clue what to actually do with said jelly roll, so while in a Quilt Shop near Cincinnati, I stumbled upon this Yummy pattern that would whip up quickly and use my one lone roll. I made the twin size which required more than the 42 strips so I added six or seven other Modern fabrics and voila, it all works together quite nicely.

They solid grey is Kona in Coal, if you were wondering.  One of my go-to greys, for sure.
I quilted it in an all-over large meandering style on my little Janome, and it worked quite well! To hold the weight of the quilt, since it is rather large, I setup my ironing board to the left of my sewing table with the top flush, and whenever the majority of the quilt was to my left, it was resting comfortable on the ironing board, so as to not hang down and pull the whole thing down while quilting was in progress.  Worked like a charm, too!

Piecing the backing is not my idea of fun, so I usually try to find one large piece of fabric to do the job.  Widescreen by Carolyn Frielander is soft, grey, and a lovely crosshatch design… and measures in at 108" wide!!!  Perfect!  Sold!  And no piecing required.  

The pattern recommends a solid colored binding to match the outer sashing.  I couldn't NOT add one little scrappy piece to break the rules, er, I mean, to add interest.  

I rather enjoyed following an actual pattern instead of flying by the seat of my pants.  I should do that more often.  

Quilt Stats:

Size: twin, 70" x 90" 
Fabric: Little Apples plus a handful of other designers
Sashing and binding: Kona in Coal grey
Thread: Aurifil 50wt 
Pieced: by me
Quilted: by me

 * Available for purchase in my Etsy shop *

Thanks for stopping by!



Laurie Matthews said...

I love the addition of fabrics that complement the little apples collection. You did a great job and it looks like a big quilt to manage on a small domestic machine- good job!

Sarah said...

I love this quilt! I'm definitely marking it in favourites to look at when I'm deciding what to do with one of my jelly rolls. Yours looks great! The grey is perfect.

Robin said...

So happy!!! I've always loved that line of fabric (I have a fat eighth bundle I haven't managed to use yet!)-- that that pattern is a fun way to feature the collection. Beautiful work! :)

harleywife57 said...

WO !! LOVE it ! I have this jelly roll :) ; this may be the perfect quilt for it ! I also have some Make Life ! jelly rolls ............ thanks for sharing !!