Friday, 6 June 2014

Jigsaw Quilt finished!

I joined the Finish Along at The Littlest Thistle for the second quarter in 2014 and my list of projected finishes is here. This is my second finish.

In this quilt I finally beat the HST. Half Square Triangles had to be accurate; no fudging possible!

Jigsaw Quilt:
Pattern: Jigsaw Quilt by Pam and Nicky Lintott from "Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts"
Top fabric: : Bella Solid Sand and "Metropolitan Fair" by Barbara Brackman, both from Moda
Backing fabric: : "Prairie Rose" by Sue Daley Designs for Riley Blake Designs

The block is simple: one large and five small HSTs, made from 2.5" strips so each small HST measures 2 by 2"

Before washing
In the photo below the block construction shows up more clearly. The large print triangles were cut from two strip-pieced jelly roll strips of the same colour; the solid triangles from a 4.5" strip. I cut all the triangles, large and small, using my Omnigrid 96 ruler from paired strips - one solid, one print - lying right sides together.

Before washing: quilting detail
I got rather carried away and made one block too many! Now I have a themed label.
I stitched the information on the label by machine having reinforced the back of that piece with fusible Vlieseline H180. I stitched the label on after quilting and together with the binding, but I think next time I make such a large label I'll appliqué it before quilting. Such a large overall quilting design wouldn't make the label illegible; it would hold it in place better.

After washing: label

This is my second finish for the second quarter:
As far as the Finish Along goes, I'm behind schedule. It's time to move on to putting the borders onto Celtic Solstice and getting the quilting done. 

I'm linking up to:

 TGIFFNeedle and Thread ThursdaySew Fresh Quilts

so hop over there to see what other people have finished this week.

Finish Along 2014

This is my second finish in Q2 of Finish Along.

At the end of the second quarter I'm linking my finishes to Katy at the Littlest Thistle. Click on the logo above to view other participants' finishes.

Happy Sewing



Shauna said...

I love it, how big was it when it was complete? I really like how you did the label!!

Vera said...

Congrats on your finish! Looking good!

Vireya said...

Beautiful! And congratulations on getting it finished.

Quilt Musings said...

Fabulous quilt, Marly! Love the colors and using the extra block as the label was a great idea :)

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

This Jigsaw quilt is so beautiful! I just love half-square triangles :o) Your extra block makes a great label...really finishes the whole project off beautifully!

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

I love your Jigsaw quilt! Half-square triangles are just the best :o) Wow...the extra block make a super label and really finishes off the quilt nicely!

Lisa J. said...

Congratulations on your finish Marly. It looks wonderful!

Muv said...

Hello Marly,

Such a beautiful quilt - you can't beat the old classic designs!

Love from England, Muv

Catherine said...

I love your quilt. The simple block makes a very effective quilt design and I love the label. What a great idea.

Marly said...

Thank you, Lisa. It looks good now, hanging in my hall.

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish, Marly! Love that themed label. You did an amazing job!


Bravo! Well done!!

kim said...

Nice finish! It looks like a lap size, am I right?
It's a beautiful pattern.

Jo Ferguson said...

This is one beautiful, cozy looking quilt.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

No fudging...Marly! LOL! Thanks for resharing this post at Tuesday Archives!

PugMom said...

Beautiful! Ooodles and oodles of triangles--you have a lot of patience!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Very beautiful for sure!

Jasmine said...

Such a beautiful quilt, but the label is my favorite part.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Don't ya just love how cuddly a quilt becomes after it's washed!! Thanks for rejuvinating this post at TUesday ARchives...I love the pattern and jotted it down!