Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pinwheel Baby Quilt

Pinwheel Baby Quilt | Chantilly + Kona Snow | 44"x52"

I had actually made another quilt top for this particular baby, but it turned out a little too big. Plus, I ended up wanting to keep it for myself! I had limited time to finish a new quilt, so I raced to my local quilt shop in hopes that I would find a cute precut that I could make a quick quilt with. Two charm packs of Chantilly for $6.99 and a coordinating backing fabric also in store? That'll work!

The pattern is Pinwheel Baby Quilt by Jodi Nelson and it is available for free at Moda Bake Shop. I used this pattern as inspiration for a pillow I made a few months ago. It is really quick project (in terms of making quilts!) and the prairie points really kick up the specialness a notch! The original pattern only calls for one charm pack, but I excluded all the purple and cream prints and went with a 4x5 arrangement rather than a 3x4 arrangement. I like to stick close to 38"x52" for baby quilts, so it is useful for a longer period of time.

The pattern calls for half-square triangles constructed with triangles, but I used the sandwich method. The Juki TL-2010 came with a compensating foot that can be used as a 1/4" foot, but the heavy-duty built-in guide isn't ideal for my favorite HST method. I bought the Janome 1/4" Seam Foot with Edge guide and it works perfectly with my Juki. The guide is held on by a super tiny screw, so it is removable.

One thing that my life harder on the aforementioned pillow, was that I overlapped the prairie points on the corners. The corner points should actually lay adjacent so that there isn't a stubborn bulky spot. McCall's tutorial on prairie points helped me out with this project.

I used my standard baby quilt backing template, plus my blank pages... My First Alphabet pattern. The top section is Wall Flowers Brook Aqua from Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda

Stipple in Aurifil 40wt Dove. I thought I could quilt the whole thing in one go and sneak to the pinwheels through the prairie point intersections, but that didn't work out very well at all! I ended up quilting the middle and then rolled it back up on the frame to quilt the borders.

Pin Dot from Ruby by Bonnie and Camille. Oh my goodness, I have been saving that fabric since 2012 for binding another quilt. But I was running out of time and it matched well, so I went with it! I am guessing it won't be hard to find another red pin dot fabric!

I will be linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric StudioThank Goodness It's Finished Friday (which is being hosted at Quilt Matters this week) and  Show off Saturday at the Sew Can She blog.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


June is always such a busy month. A majority of my family was born in June, so there was a birthday party every weekend. I ate so much cake and ice cream! I also had to finish two baby quilts. This quilt is for a baby boy who was just born on my mother-in-law's side of the family.

Cheerio Pattern | The Boat House and Bella Solids Off White | 45"x 56.25"

The pattern is Cheerio by Camille Roskelley. I found the pattern in issue 8 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine, but it is also sold on the Thimble Blossoms website. I paired a fat eighth bundle of Sweetwater's The Boat House with Bella Solids Off White. I really love these nautical prints with this quilt pattern, because the blocks remind me of life savers! The fat eighth bundle I used had less fabric than the pattern called for, but that was okay since I was reducing the size anyway. Each fat eighth equals a block, so it is easy to scale the pattern up and down. I made it really easy on myself and just halved the pattern. I ended up with four extra blocks, plus the six extra fat eighths I didn't cut.

To make flippy corners, I adhere painter's tape to my machine and draw a straight line from the needle to the edge of the machine. Then all I have to do is keep the appropriate corners aligned and done! It really speeds up the process.

It really did seem like a lot of pieces and steps for a baby quilt, but each step was so easy that the process was really enjoyable. By keeping my fabric organized, I was able to cut down the back-and-forth to the sewing machine and really streamline my chain piecing. I have been listening to audiobooks while working on quilt tops and it really makes time fly, even during the more tedious parts of quilting. While making this quilt, I listened to The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty through my library's subscription to Hoopla.

I used my standard baby quilt backing template, plus my blank pages... My First Alphabet pattern. The Boat House prints are so dense and I wanted something a little more airy for the top section of the back. I chose More Hearty Good Wishes Ships Dark Blue by Janet Clare for Moda. It felt extra soft and drapey! I am really proud of the matched seam on the back! Na Na's Place on the Web has a great tutorial for getting a perfect invisible seam.

After I had already purchased the More Hearty Good Wishes fabric, I discovered a great ship blueprint fabric. I think it would have worked well too. 3 Sisters always has great blueprint and text prints!

The quilting is a stipple with Aurifil 40wt in Dove. This was my first time working with 40wt and it really is much more noticeable than 50wt! The stitches are very defined.

I had been worried about frame quilting when the backing alignment is crucial, because a quilt I sent out to be quilted came back noticeably off-center. It turns out I had nothing to worry about. I think it helps that the name is left aligned, so you can't tell if it is offset by an inch or two. I did add an extra inch to the left of the name just to be extra safe. Can you imagine all the tears that would occur if I took it off the frame and the name was cut off? :D

Since the top and backing are pinned to the leader cloths by their centers, it is easy to center the width. Centering the height is a little more finicky. I have been drawing a line at the ideal part of the backing and making sure that I float the top of the quilt to the line. Technically it still ends up being an inch or two too low or high, but I usually have a lot of room to work with.

Bias binding, The Boat House Vanilla on Navy True North by Sweetwater for Moda. Stripes are the best!

Next week I will be showing off the other baby quilt (pictured above)! I am still trying to work up the energy to make backing for the the very first quilt I ever started!

I will be linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric StudioThank Goodness It's Finished Friday (which is being hosted at Quokka Quilts this week) and  Show off Saturday at the Sew Can She blog.

Friday, May 22, 2015

TGIFF: Quilty Fun!

This is one of my favorite sampler designs ever! I made this quilt as part of the Quilty Fun Sew Along. I started this project because I was working on the Texas A&M quilt and I really needed a project with bright colors! I gave this quilt to my mom for Mother's Day.

Quilty Fun Sew Along | Scraps | 67.5"x67.5"

The cutting instructions are available at the The Jolly Jabber, but for block construction you need Lori Holt's book Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork. I really love Lori's techniques for working with tiny scraps. Some of the blocks are constructed in a completely different way than I expected. She also included detailed pressing instructions at each step! The projects in the book feature one or more of these blocks in some capacity. There is a Row Along Quilt in the book, as well as ten individual projects. The book is spiral bound, which is great because it lays flat on the table while you work.

I chose to work scraps that were red, yellow, pink, light blue, yellow-green and blue-green. I avoided purple and orange for the most part. The white background is Vintage Modern Dots in Cream, the red border is Baby Jane Hop Skip Fabric in Scarlet and the outer border is Ta Dot in Teal. Ta Dot in Teal is one of my favorite dot prints and I especially love it next to red.

All the blocks are so adorable, but the quarter square triangles are my favorite! I am going through my scraps now so I can make a large quarter square triangle quilt. It will definitely have bigger blocks though!

The hardest part for me was the frame around the bee. The simple blocks (flying geese, squares and quarter square triangles) are the ones I had the hardest time working on in a smaller scale. If I could go back, I would work on the bee block first and all of the frame pieces immediately after.  I think starch would have helped.

There is a lot of detail in this quilt and I uploaded a few more detailed shots to my Flickr account.

The quilt top finishing and backing instructions are at Bee in My Bonnet. I was really tempted to to make a whole fabric backing, but this was a really good opportunity to use some (24!) fat quarters that have been sitting in my closet for a very long time. Many of them are large prints, which I have a difficult time using. I've learned not to buy large prints, except for specific projects!

I love the embroidery details in this pattern!

Large stipple in Aurifil 50wt Dove. I use Dove all the time for quilting and piecing. It blends really well and sometimes it seems like it is taking on the color of the fabric below it.

The binding is Medium Cotton Gingham Red (Riley Blake). Any kind of gingham or gridded binding drives me crazy, but it was perfect for this quilt. I like the chunkiness of the print, especially in contrast with all the tiny prints in the quilt! I chose a red binding to match the inner border.

There is a Flickr group for this quilt along. I love seeing all the different color schemes!

I am still working on the baby quilts! 40 blocks finished for the girl quilt and all the block components are finished for the boy quilt.

I will be linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric StudioThank Goodness It's Finished Friday (which is being hosted at -Slostudio this week) and  Show off Saturday at the Sew Can She blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

2012 Designer Block of the Month Quilt

I started this block of the month quilt in the summer of 2012, about six months after I started quilting. It feels so awesome to mark this one off the project list! This quilt is a gift for one of our aunts.

2012 Designer Mystery Block @ FQS | Vintage Modern | 69.5" x 87”

I made this quilt as part of the 2012 Designer Mystery Block program at Fat Quarter Shop. Kitted quilts don't involve much creativity, but they are fantastic for learning and improving skills without having to worry about all the aesthetic decisions that come with making a quilt. They also make for nice, relaxing side projects. I only stuck with the monthly sewing for a few of the blocks, but it was fun receiving a pretty package in the mail each month!

The instructions were very clear and organized. All the fabrics are from Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille. The Fat Quarter Shop sent more than enough fabric. I actually made two blocks from the fabric for the third block on the first row.

All the blocks in this quilt consist of flying geese, half square triangles, goose in the corner blocks (flippy corners?), and/or basic square/rectangle blocks. When I first started, all these blocks looked so complicated. I was surprised when I learned how they were made from the same simple parts in different configurations. My proficiency with all these basic quilt building blocks improved greatly over the course of making this quilt.

I pre-washed and starched all the top fabrics. My blocks always look better when I starch! I took special care to piece the striped sashing so that the striped pattern was continuous with no breaks.

The backing is Cream Cotton Blossom. When I was done quilting, I remembered that I had washed all the fabric except the backing! Thankfully, everything came out of the dryer fine. (All these pictures are post-wash.)

This is my favorite block! Sunday Drive designed by Polly Minick & Laurie Simpson

Quilted with a large stipple using Aurifil 50wt White. This is the second large quilt I have quilted with my frame. Sometimes I feel like I have no idea what I am doing, but that feeling is slowly subsiding. I read The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy recently and one paragraph really put things in perspective for me:
[While attending a cardiac arrest situation] We were in the doorway, watching the madness unfold. "Michael Jordan said the game would slow down for him," Baio whispered, "when he was in the zone. The more of these you see, the slower things will move." 
A basketball player, a doctor and a quilter might not have that much in common professionally, but the mental process for acquiring new skills is similar. Right now quilting feels a little chaotic, but the more I quilt the easier it will become. This second quilt already felt a little easier than the first quilt, which felt easier than the two baby quilts.  I am sure this will continue as I quilt through my rather large backlog of quilt tops!

The binding is Candy Apple Gumdrop. I love red bindings, so I was pretty happy that it was the binding fabric provided!

There is a Flickr group for this block of the month club. It is fun to see the different quilting and layout choices. I really love what Elaine @ Messy Goat did with her quilt. The layout is stunning and she really made the quilt special and meaningful.

Next week, I will be sharing my Quilty Fun finish. I have two more large quilt tops that will be quilted as soon as I piece the backings. I am also working on two baby quilts.

I will be linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric StudioThank Goodness It's Finished Friday (which is being hosted at -A Quarter Inch from the Edge this week) and  Show off Saturday at the Sew Can She blog.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Star Gazer Quilt

Those of you who read here regularly will recognize this color scheme! :) This quilt is a commission, so I provided a menu of options and made this quilt based on the customer's preferences. This is my farthest traveling quilt; my husband hand-delivered it to Trinidad last week!

The pattern is Star Gazer by Lunden Designs. I really like how the pattern continues off the left and right edges! The instructions are really easy to follow and the resulting quilt is so pretty. The Orange Peel is not the most forgiving quilt block, so for beginners I would recommend practicing with a few blocks before cutting fabric for the whole quilt. I only sewed one test block to give myself confidence to pursue this pattern, but I wish I would have sewn a few more so I could see how they all fit together. Sewing these curves was not hard at all and any problems I had were solely because of some slight cutting inaccuracies.
  • Accurate template cutting is essential! The legs of the star need to be perfect. I accidentally cut two of the legs a little small. The measurement difference is slight, but it is noticeable on the finished block (mostly because two of the legs are closer to correct and/or I stared at this quilt for too long)! :D).
  • I cut appropriately sized squares & rectangles out of the fabric first and then cut pieces out using the templates. I left the flat end of the blue parts a little long, so I would have extra room during the trimming process. Precutting the squares might not be as doable if you are fussy cutting, but if the print is centered in the square I think it should be fine.
  • EZ Quilting Extra Thick Template Plastic, a 18mm rotary blade, and cutting in stacks of four solved many of the problems I've previously had with trimming the template plastic.
  • I've been saying it for every quilt pattern lately, but for this one especially: ROTATING CUTTING MAT! I used it for cutting the pieces with the templates and trimming the blocks. It made everything so much easier. When trimming, the legs should hit the 45-degree lines.
  • I was really happy that I had no problems with my blocks laying flat. I used all of the best practices for curves, so any or all of these may have helped me avoid problems: (1) Starch! (2) Serious pinning. (3) Carefully pressing the seam and then pressing the whole block from the back (4) Sewing slowly. (5) Small stitch length (6) Sewing half of a curve at a time, from the center to the edge.
  • Instead of pinning the last 1/2" of the star legs, I glue basted. It helped me keep everything lined up in the end. 
  • When I finished all the blocks, I glue basted the blocks into rows. I spent a long time arranging the blocks and that step prevented any mix-ups.
  • I wish I had used techniques to reduce bulky seams. The block intersections had a lot going on!

The name was pieced using from blank pages... My First Alphabet (Limited Use License) pattern. Most of these quilts have been gifts, so I am only on 2 of 50 of the license. The name was long, so I flipped it vertically to take advantage of the length of the quilt.

I used Sax Plain White Newsprint for paper-piecing. It is so easy to work with! At Amazon.com it is currently $3.59 + $4.99 shipping for 500 pages which is a better price than paper specifically sold for paper-piecing, but it might be worth checking an office store nearby so you can avoid shipping costs.

Cloud dinosaurs? Yes please!

The blue print is Let's Pretend Cloud Pictures in Breeze by Sarah Jane, which is the cutest. I've gotten in the bad habit of finding a print I like and then trying to find it in the store. The print was harder to find than expected, especially in the Breeze colorway.

More information on the personalized baby quilt backings at this link.

The stars weren't as uniform as they should've been, so I wanted to use an allover pattern. Straight lines were out, because I thought it would draw attention to any of the more unique stars! My thought process was: Star Gazer → Stars → Milky Way → Spiral. Spiral quilting adds such great texture and is really easy once you get started.

The spiral has 1" spacing between quilting lines. The Juki walking foot is 1/4" and I was not willing to spiral quilt in 1/4" increments! That is when I discovered one issue with the Juki walking foot; there is no place for a guide bar! Since I had a terrible time trying to use a paper clip as an impromptu guide bar during my last spiral quilting experience, this time I decided to glue (E6000) a .75" toothpick to my walking foot as a guide (NOTE: I let the glue set for 24 hours). Surprisingly, it worked! The toothpick gave me a single point to focus on and came off easily when I was finished.

Spiral quilting was much less frustrating this time! I have bigger harp space now, but I think the biggest difference was the needle down function. I am never buying a machine without needle down again! I also made it easy on myself and started the spiral in the center this time. I used a smaller stitch when starting the spiral. The first few rounds are the hard part, because the curves are tight. The smaller stitch length made it easier to slowly navigate those tight curves.

The top thread is Aurifil Light Blue Grey 50wt and it blended better than the light blue I used on my last quilt with this color scheme. I used Aurifil Aluminium for the bobbin thread. I chose something that was a little lighter than the Light Blue Grey for the back, so the color of the thread wouldn't overpower the name.

Red and white strips again! The fabric is Michael Miller Clown Stripe in Red.

I looked at my finished quilt page and realized that my last seven quilts were baby quilts. I desperately need to make an adult quilt and/or a quilt for myself! I have a couple more baby quilts to make, but after that I am going to get serious about finishing some of my larger quilts.

I will be linking up with Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric StudioThank Goodness It's Finished Friday (which is being hosted at -Things I Make this week),  Show off Saturday at the Sew Can She blog and Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Thoughts on Short Arm Quilting: Jelly Roll Jam

36.5"x36.5" | Jelly Roll Jam | Cuzco Jelly Roll

The Jelly Roll Jam is so easy to make and would be great for a quick baby shower gift, especially if there are twins involved! The pattern gives you two quilts, so with materials bought on sale it was a relatively inexpensive gift to make. The pattern is available for free at Fat Quarter Shop's website. I decided to divide up my Cuzco jelly roll into purple/pink/white and blue/orange/yellow color groupings. The blue/orange/yellow one is my favorite, because it reminds me of a koi pond!

I made this quilt so I could practice my FMQ skills and it is the first quilt that I put on my Gracie Queen frame. It is always more fun to practice on an actual quilt and it is less upsetting to make a mistake on a quilt that doesn't require a huge time investment!

I sewed the leftover scraps together to create the backing strip. There were a few whole jelly roll strips left too, so that is what I used to surround the scrap strips. I also used three Kate Spain half yards and one solid half yard for the backings.

I cut rounded corners, because there are so many straight lines in this quilt. I chose binding colors that bring out the most calming parts of the quilt, which is important in such a print heavy quilt! I am guessing at the actual colors, but I used a fat quarter each of Quilter's Linen in Thistle and Tiny Diamonds in Teal.

Note on the Tiny Diamonds: I tend to stay way from checkered or gridded fabrics for bindings. Those patterns can give the illusion that the binding is twisted or bulging, if you don't pay careful attention to your cutting or if something about the print makes it difficult to cut in a way to avoid the distorted look. You can see this effect on my first Twister Quilt. The Tiny Diamonds print doesn't bother me in photos because it is tone-on-tone and reads like a solid, but it does bug me in person! Just something for me to remember in the future!

With this 36"x36" quilt, I think it took longer to load it into the frame than to quilt it! I used a large stipple, but it is a little hard to see. If you click on the images above, the quilting can be seen most clearly on the yellow and pink backing fabric.

There is a window seat behind the machine, which has been great for holding supplies.
My current quilting setup is a Juki TL2010q and a Gracie Queen Quilting Frame. I originally had my heart set on a Janome Horizon, but I since I had the space and I love making larger quilts I decided to buy a more basic machine + frame combination instead. Since I only finish a few quilts a year and quilting is just my hobby, I think this is currently the most appropriate setup for me...and the setup that was easiest to talk my husband into. ;D

I bought the frame and sewing machine at SewVacDirect in Bryan, TX. I was so excited when I picked a place to buy the machine and it turned out the physical location was only an hour drive away! The customer service is really great and responsive. When I finished setting up the leader cloths and had a practice quilt loaded, I pushed 'ON' button and...nothing! There was a problem with the Speed Control, the controller attached to the handle that takes the place of the foot. I called SewVacDirect and they were ready to ship me a new Speed Control immediately. I reached The Grace Company before the new one was shipped and it turned out that in the black cap on the circuit board was on the wrong set of pins.  So I moved the black cap over and it worked! I really appreciate the speedy response from both companies!

Some resources that have helped me a long the way:
Frame Quilting @ Piecemeal Quilts (post + comments)
Wenda Coburn: Confessions of a Short Arm Quilter + Online Store. I also bought her ebook Short Arm Quilting.
A New Look at Long Arm Quilting (Free Craftsy Class) - This class is on a long arm, but still helpful!
Gracie Queen Frame YouTube Video 
Fabri-Fast Fabric Installation Guide

Leader Cloths - There are pre-made leader cloths available, but I decided to make my own because of the inconsistent reviews on Amazon.com and the pre-made ones are fairly expensive. Ticking stripe was universally recommended, so I used Vertical Ticking Stripe Black/Ivory Fabric. It is 54" width so I only needed 3 yards, which I cut into three long pieces of varying heights (approx 10", 18",  24"). The ticking stripe is printed on a sturdy cotton duck and the straight lines are helpful! The instructions for making leader cloths are in the frame instruction manual. JustSewOlivia has a really helpful post with great pictures. I did not have to use velcro, because my cloths 'snap' in with plastic tubing.

I pin my quilt to the leader cloths with flat flower head pins.

Practice: My first practice piece was just a large generic purple solid top and a large generic purple solid back and white thread. The white thread on dark solid made it easier to catch and fix any beginner's mistakes quickly. It also helped me get a feel for the quilting movement, without having to worry about unpicking threads. I did use a seam ripper on the practice quilt or the Jelly Roll Jam quilts. It is not helpful for me to focus on perfection when learning. At this point, I am focusing on becoming comfortable with the machine, the frame and my technique.

Pros: • It makes quilting so much easier and faster! The carriage moves so smoothly and the quilting movement is much more natural for me. • Not having to baste is awesome! • I don't feel intimidated by my stack of large quilt tops anymore. The work area for the queen setup is 84". • There are upgrade options for the frame. The carriage will fit most machines with up to an 18” throat (foot pedal and power cord have to be separate). If I ever wanted to quilt larger quilts, there is a king expansion set available. • The Grace Company has many helpful YouTube videos. • I get less stressed out about mistakes, since I am further away from the quilt when quilting.

Cons: All these are relatively minor for me: • Lining up the quilt top with a pieced backing is slightly harder. It is easy to center the top and backing horizontally on the frame, but a bit harder vertically. I did pretty well with the baby quilts in this post, but one of quilt tops did end up an inch higher than I wanted. Of course, that is a huge deal to no one but me! • I have to add a few more extra inches to the backing than I did previously. • It is a little more challenging to fix mistakes, when you can't quickly rip the quilt away from the machine and head to the couch!

Limitations - The Grace Machine Quilting Frame is ideal for sewing machines with up to an 18" throat. My Juki-TL2010q has a 8.5" throat size (from needle to the inside of the machine). The biggest limitation is throat size.  Since the finished quilt is rolled onto the take-up rail inside the throat, the available quilting space becomes more limited as you work on the quilt. When choosing a quilting design, you really need to consider the space that will be available during the whole quilting process. Also, you don't want to accidentally bump into the back of the machine while quilting! I have been choosing a seam line as a "Do Not Pass" point.

From the Gracie Frame Machine Quilting System Manual: "With a sewing machine that has a 9" throat, you would be able to sew a pattern up to 7" for your first row of patterns prior to having rolled any fabric onto the take up rail. By the end of your quilt the largest pattern you can sew would be reduced to as little as 4" depending on the batting thickness and length of the quilt that is rolled on the Take-up Rail."  I have seen a few people mention that they will flip the large quilt halfway through and work in reverse, so at maximum only half of the quilt ends up in the throat.

Quilting issues I have had so far:
  1. When I was quilting on my practice quilt, I noticed that there were thread eyelashes all over the back! I tried so many things to fix it, but it ended up being the most simple thing. I had been forgetting to put the pressure foot down!
  2. I am having a little bit of problem with quilting on the edges, even while basting. Leah Day has several recommendations to avoid this issue and one is to make the border a little too large (so you can start your quilting an inch or so in) and trim down later. Another quilter recommended spraying a little fabric adhesive under the edges. I haven't tried either of these tips yet, but I will on on my next quilt.
  3. Lighting - While I had no difficulty when practicing on solids, I did have trouble seeing my quilting on the very busy Jelly Roll Jam quilts. I bought a LED lamp with a clamp at Lowe's and I will be experimenting with it and possibly other lighting options.
Things I will be looking into further:
  • I didn't even think about using rulers with this machine, but I discovered that I can! You just have to be mindful of the ruler size. Wenda Coburn has a list of rulers that are appropriate for a short-arm. I bought a ruler foot for my Juki, but it appears that you can also buy a teflon attachment to convert your regular quilting foot into a ruler foot.
  • I was under the impression that you had to have the Gracie King attachment to have a batting rail, but it appears that AllBrands has a batting rail for the Gracie Queen. Right now the extra batting just drapes on the floor, rather than being rolled up like the backing and quilt top.
  • The Gracie Laser for pattern tracing.
Overall, I have had a good experience so far! The pros outweigh the cons and I am more excited about the actual quilting now. I will probably add more information to this page in the future, as new things come up. If anyone has any frame quilting tips or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments!

I will be linking up with Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric StudioThank Goodness It's Finished Friday (which is being hosted at Quilt Matters this week),  Show off Saturday at the Sew Can She blog and Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts! The Jelly Roll Jam quilts are one of the projects listed on my 2015 Q1 Finish Along list. The 2015 Finish Along is hosted by Adrianne @ On the Windy Side.
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