Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Pure Strip Tube Quilt

My first time using a jelly roll -  I chose to follow this strip tube quilt tutorial from "A Bright Corner".  

 Fabrics: Sweetwater Pure jelly roll, Kona Snow background
Finished size: 50" x 70"

Unrolling and sorting the jelly roll was a lot of fun!  I was a bit delusional about the concept of a jelly roll though, as I thought it meant that the quilt would make itself!  So......I was a bit wrong about that, and it actually still took quite a bit of work!  hehe


The wind was blowing fairly strong as I attempted to photograph the finished top early this evening, but it was actually kind of fun to see it flapping in the breeze as I waited, patiently, to take these few photos. 


I struggle a bit with my camera, achieving accurate colours - things tend to be a bit on the "blue" side as it is, then a quilt top with a fair bit of blue fabric and photos taken early evening do not help the situation!  You get the idea though, right?  

I still intend to add a 2" border of Kona Snow around all edges, and  will use some of the leftover jelly roll strips for binding.


21 comments:

Debbie said...

Your quilt looks awesome. Love it swaying in the breeze there!

felicity said...

Great quilt! I'm very partial to flapping in the breeze shots!

Kelli said...

I love how that turned out. It's gorgeous. The photos look great to me. ;)

Patchwork and Play said...

What an awesome quilt!! I love the look of the smaller triangles inside the larger ones! Nesting geese!!

Annie Walsh said...

I so love this quilt! How many jelly rolls did you use?

Cille said...

You've accomplished a lot since Wednesday. I am to be honest not a big fan of jelly rolls in general but I get the idea for this block. I (still) think your quilt is lovely - I always had a soft spot for Pure. Made my very first quilt with this fabric line.

CityHouseStudio said...

It's so pretty, Heather.
Very soothing, love these colors together!

Kate said...

It's lovely! Very calm, even when fluttering in the wind. :)

notes of sincerity said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! :o)

Shontelle said...

Wow, your quilt looks gorgeous! I also love your swoon quilt in your header. Just lovely.

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful quilt!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It's simply gorgeous! My favorite shot is when it's flapping in the wind. Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing! Found you through amylouwho's linky!

Alisa said...

It looks really good, Heather! I've never made a jelly roll quilt either!

Katie B. said...

So pretty! I love the idea of using extra jelly roll strips for binding.

Leslie said...

this is a really lovely quilt

alidiza said...

This is beautiful. One of the best I've seen with this collection: )

Megan said...

Ooooh, I love how it turned out! Good idea to save back a few strips for the binding.

Miri said...

Terrific!!

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

I love what you did with this collection of fabrics. It looks great.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful!

Carla said...

So nice. I love that line and your pictures are great.