Friday, May 30, 2014

jelly bean finish

I had posted a while back about making this quilt. ....and how I thought it looked like jelly beans...

Well, I got it finished, and after all that , I really like it! I think the grey sashing and black border really helped to tone this down.

It is made from a "Barcelona" fat eighth bundle . I am not a big fan of orange, but here it sure adds a pop of colour.
The pattern is Alter Ego by Missouri Star Quilting.

The back is from my stash, and all the random bits left over from the front. As usual, I had to scrape together every last little bit to get it big enough. Some day I will plan ahead LOL

the quilting is all over "bubbles" design...a bit hard to see,but this is a close up.

I guess this goes to show that you need to keep trying when something doesn't turn out the way you like it the first time. :)

linking up to TGIFF  today over at MsMidge..  


  1. It looks great. Glad you didn't give up on it. The sashing really pulled the blocks together and gave the eye a place to rest.Nice job!

  2. I like the pattern better with the sashing so good choice.

  3. I think it looks great! Very well balanced. Sashing and borders can totally make the difference.

  4. Your quilt turned out so nicely! Definitely sashings and border saved it. I love the spark of orange too. It's good to be tenacious! :)

  5. I think the sashing and borders totally make it better. I love this fabric line but it can kind of be overwhelming. The back looks great too!

  6. Nicely done, Flo! Love the pop of orange with the dark borders and sashing!

  7. I am a real fan of this the grey and black. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  8. Turned out great. Love the back.

  9. I think it turned out great!!!
    I really love the pops of orange, not too much- just perfect :)

  10. Planning ahead? What's that lol? This is a gorgeous finish Flo and while I'm not known for calming any of my blocks down I do love your sashing and binding choices.


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