Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On a "Jelly" Roll quilt by Kim

Today I would like to highlight a talented quilter I met though flickr, Kim.  She does not have a blog, but you should check out her flickr page here.  I was fortunate enough that she offered to create a quilt and review my jelly roll pattern , On a "Jelly" Roll.  

You can make your own version of On a "Jelly" Roll.  The pattern is available in my pattern shop in both digital and print forms:

Here are some pictures of her quilt and her thoughts...
"Thank you for the opportunity to test your pattern; I have only done it for one another pattern and I really enjoyed it. It’s a thrill to be involved in the creative thought process of someone else's vision. A little about me, I'm an air traffic controller a career that is rewarding and turns your brain to mush. I communicate with the airplanes in the air and on the ground while taxiing to the runway. We as controllers also talk to airport vehicles and equipment.  I am 35 with 2 kids 3 dogs, I work shift work, attend to children and husband (married 12 yrs) after I get home,  I enjoy a glass of wine (or 2) in the evening, I love to fit in my quilting because it is relaxing and I hope to attend a quilt/sew retreat in the near future. I am becoming addicted to FLICKR, anyone else? That is how I found Cheryl and Meadow Mist Designs. We made contact and I was off to the races.
When I was in the color selection process I chose to cut my own jelly roll because I did not like the 2 that I had on hand. The pattern read well, I did not find myself thinking, “how can I make this easier?" All I had to do was follow directions. She did a very good job writing her pattern.
I did do a few other things like for the first time use a ton of starch, I also knew it would be easier and important to have square blocks so I measured and remeasured then in the end I squared everything up one last time.   I think this May be why it took me so long to get the piecing done. Sometimes perfection takes longer.
 I did free motion quilting for the first time!!!!!!  Yeah me.!  I did a little set of initials in the quilting since it will go to first time parents that just got married. I only broke thread 2 times HA! - what a headache. I turned the quilt in-side-out so that there are no borders, first time for that technique also. I really like the look that gave the quilt because there is no "break" in the design it just goes right off the edge.

 I mentioned the free motion quilting for the first time, yes all I can say is thank goodness for the quilting gloves that came just I time. I can't imagine doing it without those.  My reasoning for the pillow case method was that since this whole quilt is a first why not just continue with the something new approach! And it seems to have worked out."
Thanks again Kim!



  1. Congratulations to both of you, Kim and Cheryl! Kim's quilt looks great! I am so happy to hear that you both met up through Flickr and have gotten to know each other. Gotta love this computer age and all the friendly folks who make up the online quilting community!


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