I have a new tutorial over at the Moda Bake Shop blog called Sunday Drive. This twin size quilt uses just one jelly roll plus background fabric. Between the pre-cut jelly roll and an easy strip-piecing method, the blocks are a quick and relaxing sew–hence the name Sunday Drive.
The quilt finishes at 72″ x 92″–perfect for an oversized twin quilt. At first I could hardly believe that I could get a quilt that big out of just one jelly roll! The quilt uses all but three strips from a jelly roll and I love that the pattern is such an efficient use of fabric.
I was honored to use Crystal Manning’s Wild Nectar line and fell in love with the gorgeous corals and turquoise blues. I used Moda Crossweave in black for the background and love how it makes those beautiful colors pop. Although it’s hard to choose just one favorite print from the line, I am pretty fond of those blue butterflies that I used for the backing!
I started quilting my Sunday Drive quilt with a new (to me) pattern and it just wasn’t turning out quite right. After unpicking a small section twice, I decided to go with what I know and love–swirls and flowers. But after the first flower, I decided I actually wanted to just do swirls. The flower looked fine and I didn’t want to have to unpick anything else, so while the quilt is quilted in free motion swirls, there is a lone flower in one of the corners. I think little imperfections or inconsistencies are fun and most likely no one will ever notice it except me (well, I guess now all of you know, too). 😉
Please let me know if you try out my Sunday Drive tutorial by tagging me on instagram (@centerstreetquilts) and using the hashtags #sundaydrivequilt and #centerstreetquilts. Thanks for following along and happy sewing!