If you are new to quilting, I'm here to tell you that every quilt has a story. So, for my own sake, I will be sharing the stories of my quilts here, if for no one's benefit but my own. I just don't remember things very well anymore. Man, getting old sucks!
First, this quilt was made using Heather Mulder Peterson's book On a Roll Again and uses a jelly roll. A jelly roll looks like this:
(This is one I want! I love the pumpkins!!!) It is precut fabric in 2 1/2 x 45 inch strips. The greatest thing about a jelly roll is you get every pattern/color variation in the collection!
This quilt is they Keyhole pattern. I found the fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop online and it was on clearance...WOOO WOOO. Good quality quilting fabric is expensive so it's awesome to find it on sale! However, as you can tell fromthe picture of the jelly roll, it's a little bit hard to tell exactly the predominant color. So, I bought the jelly roll and the border fabric thinking this would make a super cute quilt for my 6 yo son. He's a monkey so it fit. BUT...when I had it all cut and pieced together...way too much pink! URRRRRR...so, now Mr. Sock Monkey sits in a pile of finished quilts, waiting for a purpose, because as I've said before...we don't know how to make girls at our house. I thought I was so clever with the brown and yellow border, green backing...totally boy. But that top is just too pink and the first picture is only half of the quilt...lots more pink on the other half too. Here's the back:
Oh, well. I have another quilt in progress for him, so he's happy. But he was pretty disappointed when, after being totally hyped about his monkey quilt, I had to tell him it was too girly for him. But, the boy's surfboard quilts are almost pieced, and I'll have their story later.