This is a free pattern from Jordan Fabrics called almost a lone star. It uses a jelly roll. I added borders to make a queen size quilt to use in my camper. The quilt is 91 by 117. I also used wool batting. It is such a heavy quilt. Binding got alittle wonky with all the pulling and shifting.
This is a pattern by Jordan fabrics. She did a tutorial in July using a jelly roll of Christmas fabrics. I used a jelly roll I had laying around with blue background fabric. Tried something different instead of the usual colors of white, black or gray. This is a pretty big quilt around 93 by 96. Mine is a little bigger than hers because I added borders. This quilt went to my sons apartment.
My best friend bought me this material for my birthday in 2020. She said it reminded her of the wallpaper her grandmother had in her house when she was young. Her favorite quilt pattern is the Log Cabin pattern so I made her this quilt for her birthday in February 2021. I used the leftover material and made her a pillow as well. She was very happy with the quilt and appreciative of the story.
For my daughter's British roommate in LA. I've wanted to work in solids for a long time. I'm fascinated by doors--especially the ones people paint red to keep out evil spirits. This quilt design just evolved organically on the fly, as you can see. I just used colors that were pleasing together or NOT pleasing together from my box of solid scraps--mainly strips. I intended to use a sashing of checkered black and white squares, but it was just too much visually, so I pared it down by cutting these strips in half and adding black to both sides for a road. Designing as you go is not the easiest way to work. I was stuck on the bottom row for several weeks before it came together. Also, I took the bottom row apart twice... which is rare for me. I love the little mistakes in a quilt, like an occasional piece sewn wrong side up. But when a color snafu draws your eye to it in confusion or discomfort... that's a problem. My husband is a wildlife artist, and we discussed this top for quite awhile. He asked me, "Where does your eye go first? Then where does it move?" When I answered these questions I was able to figure out how to rework the bottom row for better color balance.