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Monday, December 30, 2019

Awww Monday


I wanted to learn a new block called
I worked on it off and on for about 2 weeks.


I had a fist full of coupons too.  I
bought a *Jelly Roll, some white and off white fabric...

Jelly Rolls (2.5" Precut Strips)

    A *jelly roll is a curated bundle of 2.5" strips of precut quilt fabric, featuring an array of coordinating fabric from a designer's collection. Jelly rolls make sewing up a cute strip quilt a snap! Use the filters to shop a wide selection of jelly roll colors, themes & styles from top fabric designers. Jelly rolls are how we roll!

    I fired up Jenny's YouTube Video,  the race was on.
    In the video, she is making a quilt for a queen bed.  I don't have the space (or
    desire to make anything that large).   I made four card trick blocks.
    Below is a close up of one below.
    Each figured block is made with 6-4 1/2" strips
    and 6-2 1/2" blocks, white fabric completes it


    I made the 4 center blocks and then added the white to each.
    I used the other 2 1/2" strips to join them together down the center and for the border.
    Ironically, I had matching buttons in my button stash for accent

    Card trick refers to the figured fabric in the center.  It gives an illusion of cards on top of each other.
    There are a few humility areas just to remind me...that nothing has to be perfect...
    one just has to try.
    Jelly Roll is in a roll, thus  I could see basic colors but not details.
    I decided not to buy backing fabric until saw all the colors.
    It was about taking a trip in a Wheelie House...
    Lots of strips had Route 66 on them.
    Lo and behold I found the perfect backing fabric


    This quilt's home is here on the couch in the family room. One of Angel Madi's favorite places.
    If she heard us coming down the steps, she would sit on the left side.  Extend her leg just 
    enough that we would play get her toesies with her.  
    In my mind's eye, I could see her there.  I photo shopped her into the photo.
    After I downloaded the photo,  I saw the octagonal window behind me reflecting in the
    hanging picture above the couch.


    33 comments:

    1. Hari OM
      That is a gorgeous design, Miss C!!! Madi would definitely have approved. YAM xx

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    2. I love it. And, you picked the purrfect place to display it. Angel Madi looks happy on your new mini quilt.

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    3. Love your card trick mini quilt and your choice of fabrics!

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    4. Aww, sweet story about Madi and you playing toesies with her♥ Love the quilt and the colors. Very interesting about a Jelly Roll! Angel Madi looks perfect on your quilt!

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    5. You are doing great with your quilt making. We're sure Madi would have loved having that one to lay on when she was on the couch.

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    6. Your card trick really is wonderful!

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    7. I love the colors in this one and the design also.. it really is beautiful and looks perfect on your sofa.. Madi would love it is she were there under her octagonal window reflection

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    8. Awww, beautiful and Madi would definitely approve.

      Love that t-shirt.

      Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

      Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, my friend. Big hug. ♥

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    9. Angel Madi was there, in spirit, and is happy that you added her image in!

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    10. What a pretty mini-quilt! I loves the backing fabric.

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    11. I love the design and the colors. A pretty kitty always sets off quilting.

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    12. Those are great quilts. We like them a lot. Have a great day.

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    13. What wonderfulk blocks and I REALLY like the Routee 66 fabric!
      xoxo,
      Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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    14. Another winner! Fantastic that the fabric is pre-cut.

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    15. Love it! I just love it! The colors are wonderful together and how very cool it's got a wheelie house involved......

      Hugs, Pam

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    16. These all look perfect to me. I wish I was so motivated to accomplish something. XO

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    17. Your quilts are amazing. So is Angel Madi.
      The Florida Furkids

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    18. That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I admire your ability and how you have learned to do this! Angel Madi...I love seeing you up there. I think you are, actually. XOX sweetest Girl.

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    19. That's a clever quilt pattern! I'm sure Madi would love to snuggle up on it! We still have some old quilts Grandma Elsie used to make. But she didn't do patchwork on them. She just wrapped a solid length of fabric around the real wool batting and put knotted yarn at even intervals. They lasted for years of use and are still very warm.

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    20. You have Madi's approval, no doubt whatsoever! I think that your quilt is Gorgeous!!!!

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    21. That is fantastic. That is a great job. I know Madi is bragging about you all over the Bridge.

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    22. I'm sure Madi would have graced that quilt with dignity and ease, while extending a paw.

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    23. Oh wow! That is lovely. You must be so proud of how far you’ve come with your quilting! #Awesome

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    24. That looks awesome! Aren't Jenny's videos wonderful!?? She makes everything seem so fun and easy. If you're surfing around YouTube looking for more vids, check out Jordan Fabrics - Donna Jordan. She's really good, too!
      Sorry we haven't been commenting - something happened to my computer and I couldn't stay logged in to Google/Blogger. I couldn't leave any comments! ??? Anyway, I finally found someone else with the same problem and did a work-around -- switch from Safari to Chrome. It was so frustrating!
      KZK

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    Cecilia and Angel Madi
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