October 11, 2013

Rainbow Pezzy Prints Baby Quilt

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... There is something so special about a rainbow ...
Rainbow Baby Quilt in Pezzy Prints
When we see one, we want to share it with everyone around us.
Rainbow Baby Quilt in Pezzy Prints
Rainbows are timeless.  
My bedroom when I was a teenager was decorated in rainbows ... 
... and guess what? ...
We have a rainbow quilt on our bed today, over 20 years later!  
Thankfully my husband puts up with me surrounding myself with things I love!
Rainbow Baby Quilt in Pezzy Prints
I bought this Pezzy Prints jelly roll months ago .. maybe over a year ago.  And then wondered what to do with it.  I could not get this fabric to speak to me in any pattern.  I saw it made into a Churn Dash quilt, but that pattern doesn't work for a jelly roll.  I took it out many, many times and tried to get a pattern to gel with this roll, to no avail.
Pezzy Prints Jelly Roll
... that is until I saw this roll made into a baby blanket over at Molli Sparkles.  
Simple, yet perfect for a Pezzy Print jelly roll.  
... Ahem ...
... That was yesterday morning ...
... I finished it last night ...
... and washed it today! ...
Rainbow Baby Quilt in Pezzy Prints
Finding the perfect backing in my stash was very difficult.  I am on a fabric-buying moratorium because I simply have too much fabric {There, I said it. Acknowledgement is the first step in recovery.}, so buying something was not an option.  Nothing seemed to jive just right because those Pezzies {spq?} are NOT white; they are creamy.  Then I spotted this bold red with creamy dots, not white, by Moda.  But there wasn't enough, so into the stash I went and found this bright cobalt blue with tiny polka dots.  The binding is also polka dots - black with white.  Polka dots are my new go-to fabric because they fit so nicely into almost any quilt, so if I find them on a great sale, I snatch them up {conveniently pressing the premenopausal short-term memory lapse button and forgetting the fabric-buying moratorium!}.
Rainbow Baby Quilt in Pezzy Prints
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Plain ol' strips, idea copied from Molli Sparkles
  • Size:  36" x 40"
  • Fabric:  Pezzy Prints by American Jane for Moda Fabrics
  • Batting:  100% cotton, thin
  • Quilting:  All over meandering in cream thread on Mrs.Bernina, my old 830 which was my grandmother's
  • Backing:  Two Moda polka dot fabrics
  • Binding:  Black with white polka dots
  • Value:  Timeless beauty!
This item has been listed for sale in my Etsy shop, BusyHandsQuilts.

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Christine S said...

Love these prints!

Sheila said...

Most excellent idea to use this jelly roll. Perfect backing and binding : )

Sandy Panagos said...

That turned out really cute. It's so fun making something completely from your stash, too!

Pomegranate Quilts said...

A jelly roll! Are you kidding me?! It looks amazing! Great job!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is beautiful. Rainbows are special :)