Wednesday, December 16, 2015

jump, jump

a new quilt in Katie Jump Rope

I definitely missed the first time Katie Jump Rope was released.  It was "before my time", actually.  Quilting wasn't even on my radar then!  Over the years I've noticed the vivid fabrics and their happy-go-lucky vibe in other quilters' projects, so when I heard that Denyse Schmidt and FreeSpirit were re-releasing Katie Jump Rope, I decided I would jump on the opportunity (muhahahaha).

These are my picks from the 18 fabrics recently re-released.  I used Ribbon Floral in Eleni's 9 month post because it's my favorite.  But, I'm also a particular fan of the Mums print and of how the collection plays together.

a new quilt in Katie Jump Rope

This week I'm really enjoying cutting into it!  Cutting is one of my favorite things.  I'm starting a new quilt that features the Katie Jump Rope fabrics prominently with support from a rainbow of other Denyse Schmidt fabrics already in my stash.

a new quilt in Katie Jump Rope

And do you know that when I sorted through my stash to find DS prints I was surprised by how many I have?  I think I have more by her than any other designer.  She does have a knack for creating fabrics that work particularly well for patchwork.  I like that they feel vintage-y, but modern all at once.

a new quilt in Katie Jump Rope

I'm cutting with a fancy curved ruler called the Quick Curve Ruler.  I was pretty skeptical at first, but now I'm totally sold.  More on that and the pattern later!

p.s. You can find Katie Jump Rope in stock at these fine fabric shops:  The Intrepid Thread, Fabricworm, Fat Quarter Shop and in Canada at Mad About Patchwork.

16 comments:

  1. I like the fabric. I like that ruler too.... I do not know anything about curvy rulers. I am ready to learn about this one.
    So I guess I should buy some of this fabric. I love that color blue, and I adore that green woven looking pattern.
    Happy end of Wednesday. The week-end is looming. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like this fabric as well. Thanks for mentioning fabric sources in Canada!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I missed it the first time too. When Flea Market Fancy came out i fell n love with it. So much so that i bought a FQ bundle 5 times!! Cant wait to see what you do with that ruler. I keep looking at it and wavering on buying it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, I used Flea Market Fancy more than any other collection, probably. It really lives up to the hype! I think this collection does too, truly. The colors are more pure that we typically see for modern fabrics, so they add a nice variety/punch to a stash.

      Delete
  4. It's always fun to see a new quilt by you, Rachel.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm excited to see what you make of it! KJR was before my time too, but I'd managed to collect bits and pieces as time has gone on. My stash is also Denyse heavy and I think I could spend a few years just making quilts with her fabric and be totally happy and interested the whole time!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I just heard about the Quick Curve Ruler and watched some of their great videos and, I'm hooked too! Their Country Chic pattern is on the top of my list, it's incredible!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm really eager to see more of your quilt. I bought the fabric a few weeks ago and keep pulling it out to admire and croon "My Precious" over it, but haven't decided what to do with yet.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi, Rachel!
    I've been following as I had occasion and praying for you all this year. I have many precious memories of prayer and birthday parties and sewing nights with you. Thank you for being brave enough to share your journey. Much love,
    Lindsay van Am

    ReplyDelete
  9. happy colors and a fun mix of patterns and curves - I can't wait to see :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know! Katie was before my quilting time, too, and I couldn't figure out where everybody got those fun ribbony loopy flowers! Now I know! I might have picked up a little stack too -- looks a lot like yours haha! Aren't those blues great? I'm putting mine in an epic Denyse and Friends mishmash for our bed, and I'm gonna get right on it soon as the dishes are done and kiddos in bed on Christmas Day!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ah! I know which pattern you're making because I'm working on that one right now too. :) Jenny just taught a workshop for our guild over Thanksgiving and I was lucky to be able to attend. I'm excited to see how your fabric and color choices will work. I went more monochromatic like the pattern example, but I wondered if I should have introduced more color.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hmm, I'm not sure where my comment wandered off to, but yes, I do like using the ruler! I've made a whole quilt top (about 80", bigger than the original) already. It's a little busy for my taste, so I am trying again with KJR. Looking forward to seeing your progress. :)

      Delete
  13. Your quilt is so pretty. I'm glad your mom is there for your support.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails