Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday-#25.

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

Yes, I have also done some sewing this summer! One flannel quilt can't be revealed until after Christmas since it is a present for a family member. The second quilt that has been pieced I call Evangeline's Pond.

Evangeline's Pond-Jump Ring Quilt

It is the result of three events that happened in a two week period.  First, I saw Jenny Doan's video from Missouri Star Quilt Company on the Jump Ring Quilt. It's basically a modified snowball block; the block isn't square but rectangular in shape. The quilt can be made with one jelly roll and 2-1/2 yards of a background fabric.



Second, I ventured to one of my favorite quilt stores, Country Traditions in Fremont, NE, with my friend Christina and found a jelly roll by Moda - Enchanted Pond by Holly Taylor - on clearance. Immediately I thought this would be interesting to use to make the Jump Ring Quilt.

Evangeline's Pond-Jump Ring Quilt

Third, the background fabric designed by Mark Lipinski (Northcott Chester Gardens) was found by a young friend, Evangeline, on a trip to the Cosmic Cow in Lincoln, NE.

Evangeline's Pond-Jump Ring Quilt

The pattern sews up quickly. The only change I made was to watch the direction of ironing seams so I could "nest" intersections when I sewed rows together. My ideas for quilting the center blue rectangles include dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and cattails - critters and plant life commonly seen on ponds. Perhaps a tatted dragonfly or butterfly will also appear. I've opted not to add a border and will bind it with the "solid" purple Moda fabric found in the quilt.

What have you been working on lately? Be sure to check out all of our Work in Progress Wednesdays! 


10 comments:

  1. I love your Jump Rings quilt. Your quilting ideas sound wonderful. Jenny's videos are so fun. I just don't usually have jelly rolls on hand. Look forward to seeing your finish.

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  2. I love how you came up with the name for your quilt! And to quilt dragonflies, butterflies, cattails and frogs would be perfect for it.

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  3. Those rings are so pretty and do a fine job of showing off those fabulous prints! Thanks so much for joining in the Let's Bee Social!

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  4. I really love the fabrics that you chose for this project. The colors are great!

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  5. I really like the oval shape achieved by the rectangular blocks. I must look this one up on the Missouri Star Quilt Co. site. The colors are lovely too.

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  6. I love the thought of FMQ frogs on these lily pads.

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  7. Thank you for stopping by Angelaathome. I must say I am enjoying lou lou but she is getting bigger and into everything. Hopefully I can improve her behavior.
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  8. What a great project! I like how this one worked up. I've not seen this pattern yet, thanks for sharing.

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  9. This quilt is fantastic, love the pattern and the colours!

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