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Monday, 17 September 2012

Sending A Hug...

With all the happenings of the last week or so, you would be forgiven for thinking I had hung up my sewing machine (?) and retired to the television (and vodka?), but not me.

Last weekend I pulled out the Terrain jelly roll and charm pack I had been saving for my sister's birthday next year, and got planning and making a quilt for her and my brother-in-law for now.

I googled 'jelly roll quilts' having got nowhere on Moda Bake Shop, not having the extra 3 jelly rolls, 2 layer cakes and 18yds of backing most of the patterns there required, and spotted the one, which I just did a bit of maths for and winged it.  I just love the simplicity.

I ordered some of my favourite Klona from Backstitch for the backing, a half meter of one of the flora prints from eBay for the binding, and used about a meter Kona Snow for the rest.

I had the fabric arrive and it all pieced and quilted by last Wednesday, spent a couple of evenings on the binding and had it all washed and tumbled yesterday.


It should arrive early next week to coincide with their anniversary, and it is the closest thing to being able to give them a real-life hug as I can do right now.

It measured 62"x 72" before washing, has straight-line quilting a foot's width each side of the seams, 50wt Aurifil in 2021 off-white on the front and 40wt teal 4043 on the back.

I hope it arrives quickly xxx

50 comments:

  1. that is so beautiful Hadley, I am sure they will love it x

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  2. This is really lovely Hadley. I especially like the quilting and how well it complements the stacks of colours. I love it when a quilt contains your thoughts of someone else with every stitch. I do hope it helps ease their pain a little - it really does look like a big hug x

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  3. Oh, it's beautiful - I hope it comforts them as much as is possible at a time like this xx

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  4. Beautiful. They will appreciate the 'hug' and it says what you cannot verbalise. Di x

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  5. Oh wow - it's just completely and utterly stunning! I don't think you can do much wrong with Terrain but you've taken it to a whole new level. I really hope it gives your sister and a husband a little comfort. x

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  6. It's gorgeous Hadley and I am sure that it will bring them some comfort in the quilty hug xx

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  7. Best expression of a hug, if ever I saw one! Beautiful!

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  8. oh it's lovely! Good for you!

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  9. It's the loveliest hug I've seen in a long while, am sure they'll appreciate it x

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  10. So beautiful, Hadley! I'm sure your sister and her husband will love and appreciate it!

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  11. Very beautiful and definitely the next best thing to a hug. I know what you mean about those 'jelly roll' patterns too, annoying!

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  12. This is beautiful Hadley and such a lovely idea to make it for your sister and brother in law right now. They will be able to feel your hug as they wrap up in it. Hugs to you too x

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  13. Lovely Hadely, and I'm sure they'll appreciate the sentiments that went into the making of it.

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  14. That's lovely, very cheering. I think it has a great ratio of time spent vs impact, too - great use of a jelly roll!

    I sometimes look through the Mode Bakeshop patterns and get frustrated at the charm square patterns that aren't, too. Glad it's not just me.

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  15. Looks gorgeous Hads, I'm sure they'll appreciate it :-)

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  16. The pieced backing is lovely. Nice job on the whole thing.

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  17. I know what you mean about the Bake Shop patterns- I can heartily recommend the Lintott books though as they're always one Jelly Roll and usually no more than a couple of yards of your favourite solid.

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  18. It is so so beautiful, it will give them a lovely warm hug for you x

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  19. Beautiful quilt Hadley, I am sure you got a wee bit of comfort also, from making it.x

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  20. gorgeous colors hadley - simply stunning - sending hugs your way too!

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  21. Wow - I am sure they will understand just how much you feel for them and I'm sure it will be very welcome! Hug to you too!

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  22. That's gorgeous! It will be the best kind of Hadley-not-present hug you could give. I'm glad it's not just me that finds that with moda bakeshop. It's like the pick the projects that require us to buy as many precuts as possible to throw a one project.

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  23. This is just gorgeous!! I will def. check out this pattern. It will be well loved, I'm sure.

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  24. Lovely, so vibrant and welcoming and sewn together so mightily fast and with such love

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  25. What a wonderful gift! It's beautiful Hadley, I'm sure they will treasure it.

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  26. i hope it gets there fast too. so sorry hadley. xoxo

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  27. It's beautiful and you are a very lovely sister x

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  28. It is obvious you have sewn all your love into this lovely quilt Hadley! It will bring much comfort to your sister and brother in law.

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  29. Beautiful quilt for your sister - may she and her husband feel blessed by the love sewn into all those strips.

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  30. A stunning quilt! What a great gift. Jelly rolls have such great uses =D

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  31. A beautiful and comforting quilt! Jxo

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  32. A beautiful quilt from a very special sister. I'm sure that they will love it.

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  33. Wow! LOVE the colors! Your work is AWESOME! Hugs!

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  34. I am sure they will feel the love when they receive this lovely gesture of your love for them

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  35. Is it going to make her cry? It made me cry!

    It's beautiful

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  36. It's gorgeous H! Really cheerful and uplifting to look at.

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  37. What an amazing quilt Hadley, and a fantastic gift - they will love it

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  38. Gorgeous! I would have had to make two so I could keep one.

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  39. Only you would rock out a quilt when times are tough like this. Amazing finish. It will be totally appreciated.

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  40. Lovely and I'm sure it will be loved and appreciated.

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  41. Its a wonderful gift sent with such love. I'm sure it will give comfort x

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  42. It's so lovely.
    I didn't want to intrude during such a hard time, but please know that your family and you are in my thoughts.

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  43. That's gorgeous, so bright and happy!

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  44. Such a beautiful quilt, it is such a perfect hug.

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  45. What a beautiful quilt - and such a lovely way to send a much needed hug.

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  46. Such a beautiful quilt. I very muchy love strip quilts and this one will go on the list of to-dos.

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  47. I love this pattern. It is probably my very favorite design using a jelly roll. Just perfect for the fabric as well.

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