Luke's First Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That the seams matched up for the most part! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sew in different directions so your strip sets won't bow. This is less important with strip sets of two or three strips, but it was a bit of an issue with five.

What you will need

  • Play Ball fabric by Riley Blake
  • 1 roll-up with 25
  • 2.5" strips
  • 5/8 yd. coordinating blue quilting cotton for binding and tag
  • 1.5 yd play ball navy Background for backing

Q&A with Kaia Nicole

Shebaggs asked:
WOW! Your quilt is gorgeous! I love all the great colours! Thank you for the tip on the strip sets :)
Kaia Nicole answered:
Certainly! I'm delighted you like it! I was totally self-taught until last year when I took the free class for my new sewing machine... Since then, I am still proud to be a figure-it-out woman, but I've been sponging up all the information I can get on new techniques, etc! I'm still self-taught, but I'm class-improved! Good luck on your fence rail!
ParadiseBreezeQuilts asked:
Greta quilt - and thanks for the quilting tips!
Kaia Nicole answered:
Thank you! :-)
louvissche42627 asked:
Beautiful work on your Quilts. I was sitting here contemplating which design to do with the stripes I have collected . I recognize that the brighter the fabric -the nicer the look. And oh Yes -yes I thank god for Jenny Doan. She's special !! Louise Visscher
Kaia Nicole answered:
Thank you, Louise! Fence rails are great fun, but if you have a lot of strips, I recommend the Jelly Roll 1600 or Jelly Roll Race or whatever people are calling the latest non-pattern pattern! Here's a link to Jenny's tutorial: http://youtu.be/2bEJLnaZQOU It's simple, FAST, and fun to make! Everyone recommends using a jellyroll, but I think it would be very scrappy and fun if you just made it with the leftover strips you have in different lengths. I think it would be just gorgeous! I've made a few for children's birthday gifts, and another for my sister. You can check them out on my blog, kaiaslaughing.com. It's a completely random blog about whatever I feel like saying right then, and mostly only my mom reads it, but I have some sweet shots of my sister Elise's quilt up there, along with some cute pics of my first quilt I ever made. Enjoy!

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