Friday, August 12, 2011

cartwheels quilt

I've had several emails asking me for a good pattern for a jelly roll quilt. Well, today I have your answer. :)
I finished this quilt up back in April, but I drug my feet writing the tutorial for a few months. All that to say, I'm so excited to finally be posting this quilt! It's made with Strawberry Fields fabric, designed by Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts. I LOVE THIS FABRIC! In fact, I think this quilt may be one of my top 5 favorite quilts I've ever made! (Even though it is strip pieced, which is NOT my favorite technique.) But, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! :) Actually, strip piecing made quick work of the top.
I love the pieced back! The strip of coins breaks up the repeat of the fabric. Plus, it made the backing just long enough AND it used extra pieces from the top. There is very little waste and just a few extras. I love maximizing my fabric! But you already know that, right? ;)
One of my favorite parts of the quilt is the little 2" blocks at the top and the bottom of the quilt. Aren't they so sweet? I like having borders on only 2 sides.
For quilting, I stippled it in cream thread. The red binding fabric is the cherry on top...the icing on the cake...my favorite binding ever!
The tutorial is posted over here on the Moda Bake shop! If you make a quilt using this tutorial, I'd love to see it.

Happy Friday to you!

74 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Your tutorial is fabulous! I have bookmarked it and I'm thinking of using it with one of my Fandango jelly rolls. I also love the little strip of squares at the top and bottom! A nice unexpected touch!

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

MGM

Shannon said...

Neat pattern! And I too love Strawberry Fields as well. I can't wait to actually get my hands on some and try my hand at a quilt. :) Thanks for sharing! BTW...the background in your pic with the quilt is beautiful! Is that your backyard?

Neicee said...

I just knew that had to be your quilt! Love it!

Mitzi said...

Very pretty. I saw it on Moda bakeshop this morning and just knew it was one of yours!

amandajean said...

shannon,

no, that's not my backyard...it's a friend's. isn't it a great background for a photo shoot???

aj

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Once again, another lovely design by YOU!!!

MB in MI said...

Love it!! Gonna have to make one! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and patterns with us! :-)

Katrina said...

I am definitely pinning this one for a later project! :) Beautiful work, as always, Amanda Jean.

Candy said...

Another beauty! Thanks, Amandajean!

Jenny in Texas said...

Great quilt design, can't wait to try it out! So glad you decided to continue to share your quilting with all of us, you are the first blog I go to each day :-)

The Tulip Patch said...

I am totally shocked you do not like strip piecing. I LOVE it. I don't know if you set your seams or not but it helps cut down on the wonk you can get toward the end of the strip set.

Judy said...

This is wonderful. Can't wait to try it once the 36 patch is done.

Shauna said...

I love it! Been looking for just the right pattern and I think I may have found it!

Kelli said...

I love this quilt! And the pattern just might be perfect for some jelly rolls that I have. :) Thanks for sharing it. The fabrics are beautiful!

Goddess in Progress said...

Ooh, it's excellent! I'm always on the lookout for a fun, interesting, yet easy-ish use for a jelly roll. Bookmarking this one (or, rather, Pinning it) ASAP!

Kim with a K said...

Looks beautiful!

nicolette said...

Thanks Amandajean! The quilt looks perfect!

QuiltinMama said...

Thanks for sharing another great pattern with everyone..I have a nice stash of jelly rolls I'd been saving for just the right design!

Denise said...

Oh, Amanda Jean! It's fabulous. I don't have any jelly rolls on hand, but I might try to make this "scrappy." I'll let you know how it turns out. It could be a while though!

Heather said...

Hi Amanda, I love your quilt. My friend and I bought a fat quarter bundle of Strawberry Fields and split it between us, it is gorgeous fabric, I can't wait to use it up. I'm going to have to make this quilt, I have a few jelly rolls laying around :D Thank you!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Not sure which I like more: your quilt or that backdrop. It makes me miss home and big barns. :)

That border on 2 sides is a cool idea. It looks really neat with this quilt.

Alli said...

What a nice tutorial! I like the two-sided border, too. :)

Lara said...

Love it! Finally a project for my Buttercup jelly roll!

Katherine said...

It's delicious! Makes me want to go out and buy a jelly roll.

Luisa said...

This looks fun and lovely. I haven't done any quilting yet but love following the quilt along.

Robin said...

Oh, that IS a happy quilt. I really could use some quick & easy in my life right now-- so I'm definitely heading over to the MBS to check it out! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

Quilting Yai Yai said...

OH my! That is so nice. I love any kind of pinwheels. Great pattern.

Clair said...

I like that quilt. A lot!

Jessica Christensen said...

I really, really like this quilt. Kinda wishing I had a jelly roll in my house so I could make this up. Because, you know, what's one more WIP? ;)

PinkGranny said...

I love it!!!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty!

angela said...

FABULOUS use of the jelly roll!

Anonymous said...

Love your quilt, nice tutorial. Can't wait to try this pattern. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Annie said...

I love this quilt too

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very pretty! I like this fabric group myself. I bought some FQs. I need to get more.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Very Nice! I love strawberry Fields. I am using it for my Farmer's Wife blocks. I think I might try this pattern with a Patisserie jelly roll by Fig Tree, that was given to me. I actually like strip piecing every now and again :)

Sarah Craig said...

I have a Fresh Cottons jelly roll lying around that may finally find a quilty home in this design! I love it!!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Love it! Think I have a few bright pink Lake House Jelly Bellies around that just might look perfect for this pattern.

Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

nancy said...

Another beauty! I love this fabric, too.
Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda Jean, you rock!

Andy said...

I've been looking for a new way to use up a jelly roll. Thanks for the tutorial!
--Andy

Christine said...

Love your quilt. The spotty binding is adorable.

kylaparker said...

Awesome!! Finally something to try with my new Jelly Rolls :-)

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon county. Have a great weekend folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

jmniffer said...

Great tutorial! Makes me wish I had a jelly roll on hand to make one right away. I like the two borders. Neat idea.Thanks for sharing.

Thimbleanna said...

That's one adorable quilt CrazyMom! It's going into my folder. XOXO

Annilu + Pele said...

This again is such a lovely quilt that it'll join immediately my quilts-to-do-list...
Could you perhaps let me know, what kind of jelly roll I'll need to make a quilt sized approx. 60 x 80"? Will a roll with 23 stripes be enough? Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern with us...

Heike

Annilu + Pele said...

...sorry for the question: With a little do-it-yourself-calculating I found that 23 stripes won't be enough...

Heike

Trudi said...

Such a pretty quilt :)

Robyn said...

While I'm not actively looking to use up a jelly roll, I might have to make one like this when I get through my current to do list ... it's very striking for such a simple-to-assemble design! The more I look at it, the more I'm thinking it would be neat to use some scrap strings to make the little pinwheel shapes.

Farmyard Crafts said...

I have a jelly roll that I want to use! Might have to do this one!! (Add it to my list!!)

My word verification is "sochic"... I think it describes the quilt!!

Melanie said...

Love this! I need to make this quilt!!!!

Needle little Balance said...

Super cute! I especially like that there is a secondary pattern.

Suzanne said...

This is a quilt design I have been wanting to make forever! I love, love, love the quilt over the rustic swing with the barn in the background.

Barb said...

Great-I am always looking for ways to use up my precuts-thinking I may do a second one of these with ten inch squares cut in half as well.

Denise Schillinger said...

Very nice...you always come up with great idea's !
Denise

Ina said...

Beautiful! perfect to use up scraps. thank you for the pattern! ;0

Katharine said...

That is really spooky! I have a jelly roll of Strawberry fields and I've been looking for a nice quilt pattern to make out of it.

I think it's meant.

Brenda said...

Great quilt :)

Marydon said...

IF I could sew, IF I say ... nothing I made would be this pretty. Magnificent quilt.

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Sew Frenzi said...

Absolutely LOVE it! I will be making it for sure!

Mama Pea said...

I love it, too, Amanda! I love all the things you like about it, too. That binding is just awesome. And I love those little blocks at the top and bottom, too. :-)

tusen said...

looks lovely and your instructions are very clear. Thanks for making the tutorial.

sewtakeahike said...

it's a beauty, AJ!!! You did such a nice job with this quilt!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Mmmmmm! I love this quilt! So beautiful! I just won a jellyroll and this would be the perfect pattern.

Mary said...

Very cute and timing is kind of funny. I just made these blocks from a jelly roll. I had an EB pattern that called it Pinwheels. I think I like your layout better. Going to have to play with my blocks and see.

Thanks for sharing your ideas!

quirky granola girl said...

hey! nice finished project! woo-hoo! and such a lovely one, too. this pattern and your fabric choices are just perfect together.

Karen said...

Its a fabulous quilt! Love, love, love Strawberry Fields. Thanks for sharing the pattern on Moda Bake Shop.

Ranee said...

Can't wait to try this out! Thanks!

audreypawdrey said...

I love this one! I do have a couple of jelly rolls that I have just been waiting for the perfect pattern to use them on; this is it! Thanks, Amanda!

Jennifer said...

What I love about this quilt is that it has an optical illusion quality. The white squares are regular squares, the blocks are full of right angles... and yet, when you look at it form a distance, the different blocks seem to slope into each other. This gives it a fun and playful feel, which I always feel gives quilts a very modern vibe. Very pretty. Great job!

Alex Sand said...

This is a darling quilt. I love your instructions, so easy to follow.

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi!Greetings from Finland! I am very happy that I found your blog! It's very interesting. I'll have to come again. Your quilgts/works are fantastic! Have a nice day!

eljah*B said...

I love your site so much I'm using it for my Etsy shop fanpage! Thank you for continuing to guide, inspire, and "be real" with your artistic gifts:)

You are a teacher for me and I love your tutorials. Thank you!
Rachel (Eljah*B)

Annilu + Pele said...

As I told you before - your quilt is just wonderful. You inspired me ...once again!

I would be so pleased if you had a look...
http://annilus.blogspot.com/2011/10/quilt-no-072011-cardwheelcartwheel.html

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us!