Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival...


This is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival
This quilt is one that I made up as I went along,and I simply adore it, and so do a few of my followers apparently as I have had a few requests for a Tutorial... Wow.
This is not quite a Tutorial but this is how I constructed the Quilt.

So Here Goes...

Oh... a few things first:

*You Need a Lazy Angle Ruler for this Quilt!*

These are not instructions for a Beginner ...

This is more a basic of how I put the Quilt together as guide for you, but I am happy to help you with an questions you might have.
Fabric:
I used :  
1 Jelly Roll of your choice
2 yards of Contrast fabric
3/4 yard Tiny Border
1 1/2 yards Large Border
¾ yard Binding
4 yards for Backing
You will be able to make a Quilt the same size
 as mine ( with leftovers), if you decide on a bigger size
 you will need to increase your fabric accordingly.

 I used a Make Life Jelly Roll,
 and then I removed all the brown ones
 as they are not my Favourite!
I then put them into sets of 3, and sewed them together WOF.
Use a Square ruler to remove the selvages to straighten the starting edge.
Using instructions that were included with your lazy angle ruler,
Cut an A piece for a 6.5” block, spin the ruler 180 degrees and the cut the second piece, continue doing this until all fabric has been cut.
Take your contrast fabric and cut 4 x 6.5” strips WOF.
Once again remove selvages so you commence cutting with a straight edge.
Using the Lazy Angle Ruler directions included in the pack
Cut a B piece for a 6.5 block spin the ruler 180 for the second piece,
 Continue until all the fabric is cut...
Now you need to match an A and B piece and sew them together, take into account your ¼” seam when matching the pieces together.

Sew all pieces together keeping them in sets of 4.
Now it’s time to sew together.
Each set is made up from the same blocks it just depends on which way you rotate the blocks. One will have a tiny cross in the centre and the other will have a large cross in the centre.

   Using a design floor or wall place your blocks out
in a pleasing matter,
I found this easier before I put the 4 blocks together in
 to 1 large block, so I could have the mix of colours correct

When happy sew them into rows of 4 alternating tiny cross and large cross blocks.
I had left over blocks so you can make it any size you want
 or you could use the leftover blocks in the backing.
Sew rows together.
I then added a 2.5” border using the contrast fabric so it gives the impression of the blocks floating.
I followed this with another 2.5” border, then a 4.5” border.


If you have any questions leave me a message and I will try my best to answer them for you.

ladybugquilting
Amy'sCreativeSide

43 comments:

Rebecka said...

What a wonderful quilt and thanks for the instructions on how to make it. Thanks for sharing.

Toni said...

Very cool quilt! Love the colors and thanks for explaining how you made it!

Elizabeth D. said...

What a fun block you put together for this quilt! Thanks for sharing the instructions as well, that's great!

Karen said...

I love the way your quilt has turned out. It was great to read your directions. I like the fabrics you have chosen. They work really well. Great work!

notes of sincerity said...

What a fun and happy quilt! :o)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow it really looks like the blocks are twirling. Great job!

Jean said...

ooh, fun! I have one of those rulers. I can now make one too!

Michelle said...

Very pretty, I like the colors, thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial.

Valentina said...

Love it! This is a gorgeous quilt: the colours, the movement, Wonderful!
Thank you so very much for the tutorial. :) Oh this quilt makes me smile!
thanks for sharing!
Greetings from Cyprus,
Valentina

Shannon said...

THis quilt is darling! The pattern of the blocks is fabulous!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love the design of this quilt. It's really cool!

Sandy said...

Such a cheerful quilt! Thanks for the instructions. Maybe someday...

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

Lovely! Would you say this is easier than it looks?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern for this quilt, just a treasure!

Katie said...

What a great quilt and thank you so much for the directions, too! I think this one might be in my near future - this Blogger's Quilt Festival is NOT helping my UFO list!

Kristie said...

This is so cool, Linda! Love it!

Eileen said...

Love your quilt and what a creative wya to use lovely fabrics. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing and have a gret day

Rachel said...

What a great quilt - so fresh and pretty. And how generous of you to share the instructions!

Becky said...

Very nice!!

Shari said...

This is a lovely quilt and very interesting in it's design and construction. I haven't worked with that ruler before and will have to have a look.

Deborah O'Hare said...

So sweet!

Peg said...

Very lovely

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is awesome and thank you so much for sharing how you did it!

Rachel said...

What a fun quilt!

Sherry said...

Wow, you did a great job on this quilt. It looks fantastic!

LynCC said...

Thanks for showing how it's done. Very fun quilt :)

grendelskin said...

Sweet quilt and a well-done tutorial! thanks for sharing them!

Kathy said...

What a nice quilt and it is certainly very generous of you to provide such nice directions for making it. I'll surely be back for a closer look!

maria said...

Great quilt design, I envy people who come up with their own design.

Eileen said...

Neat quilt! I was just thinking the other day about playing around with the LAR on pieced strips. It's such a fun ruler to use.

quirky granola girl said...

this quilt is so pretty that i assumed it was a moda bake shop tutorial. next time you should submit it :)

Lyanna L. said...

What a fun pattern! You should write it up and sell it =)

Sandra Kaye said...

What a clever pattern!! Just wonderful!! Love your blog! Hugs-- Sandie

sunt said...

My kind of quilt--a fun, unusual design and bright, clear colours. I'm marking this to return and read how you made it when I don't have to dash out of the house!

Hazle

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

I just love that fabric line. A great pattern to show it all off. Thanks for sharing!

Maureen T. said...

I'm in love with your quilt! Beautiful job!

Cynthia said...

This is a really cool quilt! Love the design!

Staci said...

This is a really great quilt! It must make you smile every time you see it!
Thanks for sharing it!

Kay Lynne said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely quilt :)

snippetsandyarns said...

your use of white with all the bright color crosses, makes it look almost as if you tossed white confetti onto the blanket! I love the way that works out :-)

~ meagan

Debbie said...

Such a fun, adorable quilt. Thanks so much for the tutorial...there are a few jelly rolls in my stash that would look great in your design.

ButtonMad said...

A super quilt - when are the winners announced? Good luck!

Martha said...

I love, love, love this quilt...it will be on my to-do list next year. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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