Monday, September 22, 2014

Alyssa quilt: part 1

Everyday I get an email from the Missouri quilt company, showing their deal of the day.  A few weeks ago, the deal was a jelly roll line made by Moda, Miss Kate.  Of coarse it was designed by Bonnie and Camelle and so I had to look into it, them being some of my favorite designers. 

Guess what I did, I had to order it!  The colors and patterns are so much fun!
I also knew the perfect pattern to make this quilt into.  I drew up a pattern in July to make with Riley Blake, it's a Beautiful Thing line, and called it my 'Alyssa quilt' as it's for my daughter Alyssa.  This Miss Kate fabric and my Alyssa pattern, will make a fun baby quilt for an upcoming baby girl in my family.  

 (Like how I'm using my old scrapbooking paper to design quilts on?)

Supplies for Alyssa quilt:
1 Jelly Roll
Neutral Fabric (need 5" for every 5 blocks) Baby quilt: 2/3 yd, Twin quilt: 2 1/2  yds
Border fabric: Baby quilt:1/2 yd;Twin quilt 1 1/2 yds
Background fabric:  Baby quilt 1 1/2 yds; Twin 4 1/2-5 1/2 yds 
Binding: Baby 1/4 yd; Twin 1/2 yd
Sewing Maching
Aurifil Thread

You can get to part 2 here

Step 1: 
Sort your jelly roll fabric into groups of 4 fabric that will go together.  Try to mix your colors up so for example green won't be on the outside edge of each strip.

Step 2: 
Chain stitch each group of 4 together

One of my favorite tools it The Cutting Gizmo by, that I found at a local quilt store.  It's a great way to cut all those chained pieces apart quickly.
Step 3:
Iron hour strips, I prefer to iron all seams in one direction

Step 4:
Cut your pieced strips into 4 1/2" strips


Each combined strip of 4 jelly roll strips sewn together, will give you 9 block pieces to work with.

Step 5:

First, cut your neautral fabric into 2 1/2" strips, so that they will be fabric with @ 44" long by 2 1/2" wide.
Second cut those 44" x 2 1/2" strips into 8 1/2" long strips, one of these strips will make 5:  8 1/2" x 2 1/2" strips

I'm linking this to Needle and Thread Thursday and Let's BEE Social

Sneak Peak of Alyssa Quilt Part 2:


Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love Bonnie and Camille fabrics as well, so I can't wait to see more of this quilt. It looks like it's going to be fantastic!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Laura said...

Looks great so far! The MSQC emails are always so much fun to get!

Kaja said...

This is looking good so far - I like your fabric choices a lot.

LA Paylor said...

I just love bonnie and camille! I haven't finished the flannel with their fabric yet... LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Podunk Pretties said...

I'm a sucker for Bonnie and Camille too! I'm working with Miss Kate layer cake right now. Would love to share your pattern and tute on my blog when you get all parts posted.

Jana Machado said...

Hi Wendi! This is looking very nice so far! I'm never tired of Bonnie & Camille collections! It was a really good deal for sure. I also wanna thank you for stopping by my blog!