Before too long you should be able to see the new issue of Quiltmaker magazine either at your local news stand or if you are subscriber, you’ll find it in your mailbox or tablet if you have an e-scription.
We have a quilt or should I say quilts featured in the issue….The issue features “buddy” quilts where two quilts can me made from the same pattern.
For our project we got four jelly rolls from Moda’s Chantilly line. We divided out the fabrics selecting 16 different prints for one quilt and 16 for the other. We pulled those same 16 prints from each of the jelly rolls. Then we made 4 huge, identical trip around the world blocks. We put the four blocks together and had an entire quilt top. Then we did it all over again to make the second quilt. The quilts are great throws finishing at 64 inches square.
If you do this with jelly rolls, this can be so fun. You can see from ours that we pulled more reds and teals for one version and more of the greens and purples for the second version. If working with a jelly roll that has two colors, you will see a more dramatic change between the quilts.
Kelli and I had lots of fun making these. They weren’t hard to make and it feeds Kelli’s love of pinning. You can easily make the quilt from your scrap bin or stash. You just need four width of fabric strips that are 2 1/2″ from 16 different prints to make one quilt. If you’re using scraps you can easily throw in a fabric or two that you just want to use up. It can hide among your pretty fabric in the quilt.
If you want it bigger than 64″ square…easy, just add a couple borders.
But back to the issue….There are a couple other fun things…Isn’t that pincushion adorable?? I checked out the construction and it’s easier than it looks!
Of course there is Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps column too.
There are more fun quilting project inside but you’ll have to check those out yourself.
Quiltmaker was wonderful and sent along two copies for me to giveaway to two of our readers. Would you like it to be you?? If so, just leave a comment here telling if you make hand made Christmas presents..this issue is loaded with several ideas. We’ll pick two winners sometime next week.