Thursday, 13 December 2012

TGIFF! - Jelly Belly

Quilting Detail On the Back
Welcome to TGIFF!

My finish for this week is Jelly Belly. As I mentioned last week, this was made with a jelly roll, as well as some white from my stash.

For the quilting, I did loopy loos of different sizes. Once again, I found it more challenging to do larger quilting motifs than small ones -- I definitely need more practice! In the white strips, I did some loop twists (?) and in the triangles, I alternated with some designs that give it an art deco feel. I'm sure someone has named these designs, but I don't know the names.

Jelly Belly - Front
Jelly Belly - Front
Quilting Detail - From the Front
When it came to choosing the binding, I realized that I had a bit of a problem. When I picked out the whites for the front and the back, they looked like they matched (it was night). In the bright light of day, I realized that they were not similar enough. Whoops!

I had hoped to use white, with the remaining triangle scraps, but it was clear that whichever white I used, it would look off on the other side. One option I thought of what to do scrappy using both whites.

Then I thought about channeling Rita of Red Pepper Quilts -- WWRD (What Would Rita Do)? Maybe a black and white stripe? Fun! I think it works, even though my camera wouldn't take a proper close up photo of the stripes.

Quiltography: "Jelly Belly," by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, 33.5" by 51.5", 2012.

25 comments:

  1. I've made that same mistake with whites, I now label my solids (especially whites!!) so I know which is which! Can't believe I'm the first to play today, I've been waiting for this! :D

    Tabatha at BendingPins.com

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  2. I LOVE the quilting and the colors are so pretty! I totally have the same issue with my white fabrics and I need to label them!

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  3. Wow, your quilting is amazing! Well done!! Such a pretty quilt and the stripy binding looks great :)

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  4. That is so stunning quilting M-R. And I love the blog redesign. I usually read your blog through Google Reader so it's totally possible you redesigned a while ago and I missed it :)

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  5. Lol, now I want jellybeans for some reason!! That quilting is fabulous!!

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  6. Gorgeous M-R. Your quilting is amazing, as always. Really loving the back (???) too. :)

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  7. Wow, that is some quilting -- beautiful!

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  8. Love it! I especially love the triangular quilting design (one I'm still meaning to try!)

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  9. both pictures are labelled "the front"! i like the 2nd front best!

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  10. I have just noticed this with whites I have used on another quilt I am finishing up. Beautiful finish XX

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  11. Perfect binding! Gorgeous quilt, front and back and obviously the fmq looks amazing! I really like the triangles and the deco look is so pretty :)

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  12. I like your fresh, modern "Jelly Belly." The white adds a touch that draws it all together.

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  13. The binding fabric is fabulous! And your quiltling is amazing. Beautiful job!

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  14. I love it! The colors are gorgeous, the design is imaginative and the quilting is so creative and inspiring! Thanks for sharing M-R!

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  15. That is a great quilt! I love all the different quilting motifs!

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  16. I love the stripes...perfect touch of whimsy! (and of Rita LOL!)
    Great finish!

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  17. Another gorgeous quilt! Love the quilting :)

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  18. I love your quilting. And you can't go wrong with a black and white stripe for binding :)

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  19. The stripes for the binding are absolutely perfect. LOVE the small-scale loops in the strips across!

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  20. This quilt is fantastic! I love the colors and the quilting. So lovely!

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  21. Hi! I love your quilt and quilting. I'm still trying to summon up the courage to try some FMQ. Also, thanks for hosting the linking party, linking today for the first time - glad I found you :)

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  22. I like you quilt and the quilting looks great! Love the art deco pattern in the triangles. The black and white binding is perfect. Recently I bought a black and white stripe to use as a binding, too. (Also because I like Ritas style) :-)

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  23. Awesome quilting!!! I love how the strips are from top to bottom. Great idea. I just finished a little table topper. Have a tree skirt for us cut out. Hope fully next and that is it for Christmas. Of course i have visions of projects old and new rolling around in my head. Love your blog. Have a great Christmas. We are still hoping for a bit of snow here in NS.

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  24. this looks great! I agree - the larger motifs can be a lot harder to quilt out. We're doing jelly roll races at our guild meeting in January, and I'm going to borrow some of your quilting ideas! Thanks!

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