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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My Second Quilt for 2019.



I'm on a roll, what with cold cloudy days . . .
my answer to enjoying the weather is to quilt :)


I used a jelly roll purchased from
Green Fairy Quilts
If you're a quilter and you like to play
around with pre-cuts,
know that they have great products
and very good pricing.

Here's a Link if you want to check them out:


It was a lot of fun to piece
and came together very nicely.


Here you can see the front and the back
of the quilt side by side.





Well, that's it . . .
I'm already working on another:)

Happy Quilting
&
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

54 comments:

  1. Connie! That quilt is stunning. I love the colors and I love the design. You quilters always impress me with your skill. And two quilts in less than a month. Wow! Blessings, Betsy

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    1. I do have to confess that the first quilt was started in December, I just got it finished in January, but I do feel like I am on a roll, LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by. I have no idea why you keep coming up as anonymous. It makes it impossible to get back to your blog, and I miss that so much. Thanks for always putting your name at the end of your comment, otherwise I would be deleting it. God bless.

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  2. My goodness, you do work fast Connie! It is very pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . I have much more time to quilt in the winter, so that's why I can get them done this fast. That and the fact that I do not follow a pattern and just design as I go. I think that makes it easier and for me much more fun and relaxing:)

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  3. Such a pretty little quilt,like very spring like. I've never bought or used jell rolls but they seem very popular.

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    1. Jelly rolls are a lot of fun. They're 2 1/2 inch wide and 45 inches long in many coordinated colors. You'll have to try using one some day :)

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  4. It is lovely and the colors are very cheery, perfect for cold cloudy days!

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    1. The colors bring a little sunshine and cheer indoors on a dark cloudy day like today :)

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  5. How cute! That one really looks like Spring! Beautiful! Enjoy your week girlfriend!

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    1. Thank you . . . It's a way to bring some cheer and sunshine into the house on a cold and cloudy day, like today :) Hope you are enjoying your birthday, congratulations!

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  6. I envy you for being able to make such beautiful quilts. Oh the talent you have.
    love them!!
    Lisa

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    1. You are too sweet . . . my quilts are nothing compared to most of the quilters on-lone, but they are warm and cozy and a great way to show my love to family and home.

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  7. A super cute quilt from your jelly roll. You are on a roll. It's a great feeling when you're productive and everything finishes just the way you like it. Great job!

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    1. Actually when I was adding the top and bottom boarders to this quilt, just before I started to sew the second one on, I noticed that I had stitched the first one to the side and not the top. Thank God for steam rippers, they are very handy tools, LOL.

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  8. You are really on a roll. This is a nice one. Not only do you do nice work but you do it quick too

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    1. It seems quick because I'm retired and can go out and work on a quilt for between 4 and 8 hours at a time. You cann't do that when you're working.

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  9. Love this quilt - it reminds me of shelves of colorful books!

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    1. I can see that . . . I'm delighted that you like it.

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  10. I like your newest quilt and I hope you don't mind but I'm sending a picture of it to a dear friend who is widowed and really into quilting to fill her days. I think she'll like this kind of a pattern for something different.

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    1. That sweet friend is a wonderful compliment . . . If she decided to make one like this and has any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them:)

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  11. I'm impressed! Two in one month?
    I like this pattern - it's very cheerful!

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    1. It is definitely a happy quilt. It reminds me of the thrill of opening a new box of crayons :)

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  12. Hi Connie, how are you? I hope well. Your quilt is beautiful. You do beautiful things with patchwork. Really enjoyed.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . quilting helps me enjoy the winter season and avoid cabin fever :)

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  13. That is lovely ~ you are an artist! The ladies at our church is piecing and hand quilting a quilt to give away at Mother's Day, what a nice gift it will be for some sweet mom.
    Stay warm!

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    1. I think that is a wonderful idea . . . some mother is going to go home with a true treasure. Anytime you receive a handmade quilt as a gift, it comes with an abundance of love :)

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  14. Hi Connie, You are on a roll! That quilt is so pretty and cheerful looking. Instead of practicing my piano today I worked a little on my quilt. Still praying. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, I'm happy that you had time for working on your quilt . . . I love what you said about using up the bolt of batting. It will definitely take a long while, but no more going to the store and paying big prices for a small amount at a time:) I am truly grateful for your prayers and Steve's heart was touched when I told him that you were praying for him, thank you.

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  15. Pretty, pretty!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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  16. How fun! Your quilt is so bright and cheery. Those precuts do make piecing easier, don't they?

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    1. Precuts save a huge amount of time and give you so many different fabrics and patterns. If you went out and purchased quarter yards of all those different fabrics it would coast so much, take a huge amount of time choosing them and time at the cutting counter, too. I really like using them and make at least two or three quilts from them each year:)

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  17. Well you are a busy girl! Another beautiful quilt and I love the fresh colours! Well done! If I lived closer, I would definitely come over and learn how to quilt! I would probably bring my crochet hook too, just to vary the pleasures!

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    1. That would be amazing! You could teach me a few things about crochet. I made an afghan of granny squares that I love, but the way I tied my different colored threads together was not good. I am forever going in and mending them where they ravel apart. So much that I'm afraid to wash it for fear that it will be a rag when I remove it from the washer. So I use it for display but not for cuddling, LOL.

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  18. That is absolutely Beautiful and so Colorful! Two Quilts already, OMG you ARE on a roll!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . well, my sweet husband is not well, so we are kind of house bold . . . quilting is a great way to pass the time and put a little enjoyment into a sad passage of time. It's never a happy time when the one you love is in pain. I know that this will pass and hopefully he will be better soon and in the meantime I'll pile up a few quilts, LOL.

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  19. Wow, that is a beautiful quilt. I am impressed by the speed that you work.

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    1. This second quilt was a "quilt as you go" so I did most of it on the machine . . . that always makes for a fast finish :) I love my little Brother machine it has served me well and I hope it last as long as I do, LOL.

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  20. Connie the Quilt Queen! :) That is so pretty, such bright cheery colours!!

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    1. Thank you . . . it makes me happy and reminds me of a box of crayons :)

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  21. Connie your quilt is beautiful. Many years ago when my Grandma was still with me I would help her quilt. She made me a beautiful blue one when I got married and moved into our home. It is a cherished treasure. Hope you are staying warm and busy. Sending you Hugs!

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    1. I love that you have a quilt made by your grandmother's own hands. That it a treasure indeed. I am also delighted that you like my cheerful new quilt, the colors make me happy :)

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  22. That is so cute!! I like all the bright colors with the white.

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  23. Two quilts already! That is amazing. Wish I could have just one day of lessons from you on how to quilt. My problem is piecing the quilt together. I love the quilting part. This newest quilt is really pretty!

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    1. I'm tickled that you like my latest quilt. Oh, the fun we would have learning from each other. We would probably spend much of your time giggling and laughing like a couple of school girls. I know that we would be great friends:)

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  24. Wow you are on a roll, that is so pretty, I so love the colors of the fabrics and the cute embellishments on it too! Did you hand quilt this one too, if so you are a faster quilter than I am, usually that takes me a long time to do. Neat piecing on the back of it too!

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    1. Hi Connie, no, this one was quilted on my machine in the "quilt as you go" fashion. Hand quilting takes me much longer, too. I am loving that you think it's pretty, thank you :)

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  25. LOVE this quilt Connie! I love the strips and using a jelly roll. I think you used quilt as you go on this one? Did you make a long row of the strips sewn together, and then use QAYG to put the rows together? I would love to do something like this with my pinks and roses and whites. You are on a roll dear friend! Love all of your sharing and inspiration! Hugs.. Marilyn

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  26. Oops.. I just read your last comment to Conniecrafter.. and I see that you did use quilt as you go!!! I didn't read all the comments this time. I usually do! Marilyn

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  27. These lovely quilts just add so much cheer to the home.
    My daughter is learning to quilt. She just bought 12 rolls of these.fabric jelly rolls at Goodwill for three dollars a roll. She was delighted but I couldn't figure out what they were going to be used for.

    Now that I see these cheery quilts I understand why she was so happy!

    Have a blessed day

    Shirley

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  28. Wow. This has become my new favorite, you have outdone yourself. Just gorgeous!

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