Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Finished Newspaper!!!

Done!  After 2 years!  

I started this quilt sometime in 2012.  Then, In 2013 I was so into papercrafting that I did no quilting. But I decided that this is the year to finish up some UFO's from 2012.  This is the first finish!   I made the middle portion by doing the jelly roll race pattern technique, except that I did not have a jelly roll.  I used various fat quarters and some yardage that I collected and then cut them cut them in 2.5 inch strips, with differing lengths and then  went from there.  

For more info on the Jelly Roll Race Quilt Pattern, go here:

Since this ends up as a lap size quilt I bordered it with rail fence blocks because I wanted  a queen sized quilt.  I them bordered that with a white on white print and finished it off with floral print in black, white and red.  I backed it with flannel because I just love the feel of it against my skin. This quilt is huge but I quilted it myself on a tiny little machine.  I am a novice so my quilting/piecing will not win any prizes anytime soon but I just love it!  

I had so much fabric left over so I just decided to go with a scrappy binding.  I like how it turned out as well.

The Scrappy Binding is pictured here:

I am on a roll!  I already began quilting my next UFO so hopefully I will have another finish soon.  Its not as big as this one but its not small either.  Looking forward to more 2014 finishes!


Cas... said...

Hello Kim!

You've inspired me to pull out my jelly roll tops and finish them too. Some friends and I were discussing trying to rejuvenate our quilting and your lovely newspaper quilt is certainly an inspirational piece for me. I like your use of a border to make a larger quilt too. I may need to do the same. Keep up the good work and be encouraged...

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