|Another Moda 'Jelly Roll' !|
|Winter's Lane: a Moda Jelly Roll|
I am intrigued by the palette of aqua and red. I think they are beautiful to look at together, but I worry that they will become dated and I'm not sure how the colours will fit in my house. I decided to take the chance and try to make something from these colours. Like always, how much should I get? I don't want a major investment, but I do want the colours. They look so new and modern. A jelly roll, I thought...that would work perfect!
I also thought I wanted a white background quilt. Now, quilters and painters will be smirking at that last statement. White is a hard colour to match. There are a lot of whites! Turns out, the 'white' background in Winter's Lane does not match my white. No great surprise, but a bit of a disappointment.
|Winter's Lane, opened!|
No, it's now a challenge! I look at some simple block patterns, cut out some squares and start playing around. I ended up checking out the Moda Bakeshop looking at patterns for precuts. I kept coming back to Kissing Stars Quilt, designed by Crystal Hendrix found here-
I wondered if I could make it work for smaller squares? I would need a solid colour to showcase the star/kiss on, hmmm... I have a beautiful red by Stoff...will it work?
Off I went to try. I read and studied the pattern on line. It's simple but I made it harder! I didn't go back to check and attached the block pieces wrong. It's a bit too bulky and one set of squares went off a bit. Using the correct instructions, should fix all these problems! I just wanted to see if looked okay!
|Kissing Stars block |
I think it does! We can be very critical of ourselves- quilting should be fun and about creating. Not something that is a chore. I was excited about the colours of aqua and red and I still am. I'm also a visual person and as I work away on this, I now am becoming curious- how big of a project will the Jelly Roll stretch into? I like the happy red Stoff around the star but I may add a white sashing between the blocks.
A bit of a fun adventure for me this weekend!
And yes!, there are more of these Moda Winter's Lane Jelly Rolls for sale. Please email for info. They are $49.95 plus applicable taxes. Shipping extra.