Sunday, January 17, 2016

jump rope

Jump Rope quilt top

I love this quilt.  I love the colors.  I love the way the pattern swings and swings around.  I love the way it worked so nicely to combine new yardage for the flowers on white, with scraps for the white flowers on dark.  All the prints are Denyse Schmidt.  I used Katie Jump Rope for the main flowers and misc. Schmidt scraps for the rest.

Wait, did I mention I love the results?

Jump Rope quilt top

I followed the Chic Country quilt pattern even down to the block size and layout.  The finished quilt top is a tad on the small size for my taste, but still big enough for one person to cuddle.

Jump Rope quilt top

Heck, I even like the trimmings!  This quilt did generate several hefty trimming piles due to the pattern plan, but it was worth it.  In fact, I'm actually keen to start another Chic Country quilt, this time in a monochromatic color scheme.  Can't think when that's happened before?  Let's see if I feel the same when she's all quilted and bound too.

Jump Rope quilt top

I'm going to miss staring at this work in progress from across my sewing table.  My eyes want to wander all day in those light and dark circles like a kid on a playground. 

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.

42 comments:

  1. I love "dancing" around your quilt too....Lovely movement....and color placement....Look forward to seeing your next version of it!

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  2. This quilt is gorgeous. It looks intimidating. Was it very hard? or very time consuming? You finished it fairly quickly I think!

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    1. I would say it is fairly time consuming, but the curves are appropriate for someone with intermediate curves sewing skills. Best not to be your first curves sewn, but you don't have to be a master to do well with this quilt because it "forgives" errors via the trimming process. I enjoyed making it!

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  3. This is such a cheerful quilt Rachel! Love it! I still have some KJR fabrics left from years ago. I’ve used bits and pieces in quilts as I was always a bit overwhelmed when a quilt was made using all the fabrics in the collection, but you did such a great job!

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  4. Hi Rachel! I love love this quilt and also your adorable photos! I wish I could start to make this tomorrow! Colours and fabrics are beautiful and the pattern so fantastic! There is much to look, so many different patterns and movement! Is it possible to make this without ruler for the curves? x Teje
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    1. I think this might be a version of the "winding ways" pattern, which could be made without this ruler. My impression is that the winding ways pattern would be more trouble to cut out and more challenging to sew; however, it would yield more precise results if your skills are up to muster. Myself, I will make it with the ruler again.

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  5. What's not to love? This is just so beautiful and I adore the way my eyes keep moving over the entire quilt.

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  6. Amazing. Amazing for sure. I sm a huge DS fan, and I LOVE this quilt. Can't wait to see the pictures once quilted and binding is on. Great choices, thanks for sharing!

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  7. We must be on similar wavelengths. I dont have a blog - will email the quilt I just mailed to my college daughter.

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  8. Such a lovely quilt, Rachel! I love the colors and the way they seem to dance - Jump Rope is a totally appropriate name for it and makes me think of little girls in summer....

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  9. I just got this pattern. I know my darks will be navy. Not sure about the lights Maybe grays? Low volume?

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  10. This is a gorgeous quilt! Love all the fabrics you used on it.

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  11. Very very pretty! Thank you for sharing it.

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  12. Beautiful! Makes me want to try one right away!! Such a stunning quilt!

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  13. What a fun and super gorgeous quilt. Well done!! Looking forward to seeing your second version.

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  14. I am smitten with this pattern. Your version is gorgeous.

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  15. Always wanted to try doing a quilt like this and I love your choices in fabrics Rachel - so cheerful and pleasing to the eye!

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  16. Love this. So full of energy and color. Looks like you overcame that first stutter steps with the new ruler. Well done.

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  17. It is a mesmerizing quilt pattern! What a lovely job you did with it. Thanks for sharing and hope to see the next one with this pattern.

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  18. Oh, I love it, too! Those curves are gorgeous. I have been wanting to get that ruler for a long time. This might just be the tipping point. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Well, ..... this is just stunning, and happy, and adorable.
    I want to make one. Now.
    Happy new week. I hope all of you stay warm and cozy.
    Always in my prayers
    ~Rm

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  20. I think in a previous post, you mentioned that the quick curve ruler wasn't super accurate- but this looks very clean and crisp.

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. The points definitely do not all meet, but it does flow together nicely if you step back. I would make this design with the ruler again. It's ok if all points can't meet =)

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  21. your quilt is gorgeous! I have always loved this pattern (traditionally called Winding Ways).

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  22. I love this! Such a great pattern and i love your fabric choices

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  23. It's a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and the pattern you've used a perfect macth:-) Oh, and your cat is cute, too, a quilty picture is always better with a cat^^

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  24. Really beautiful! I love that design and the colours are fabulous!

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  25. Playground is the perfect name for it! And yes, a monochromatic version would be just as lovely :)

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  26. I love this! Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt.

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  27. This is really outstanding! Pinned it to Pinterest! May I ask if it uses up complete fat quarters? Or is there some enough left over to make more blocks? If one wanted to make it a larger size, would you need more than one fat quarter set?

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  28. Wow, this is really gorgeous!

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  29. Wow, a double dutch quilt! It looks like jump rope! Lovely job and really makes a good case for sticking to it with single blocks (I get so impatient with them, but this is so worth it!)

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  30. Just absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Patti xxx

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  31. Oh I just love love this!! Was the alternating light dark blocks part of the pattern, or was that you? Either way it is brilliant, and gorgeous with all those wonderful DS fabrics!!! Mmmmmmmm!

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    1. That is definitely part of the pattern and, yes, it's what makes the design so hugely successful. Thanks!

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  32. What a beautiful quilt! Wow. I have to get brave and attempt some circular piecework someday!

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