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Monday, January 20, 2020

The Winter Blues Blog Hop, Day 2

Wasn't the eye candy yesterday fantastic!!!  I just love hops where everyone has fun creating something beautiful using needle and thread.  Please check out the other quilters showing off their creations today.

Today is my day to share in 


For my Winter Blues quilt I am showing the quilt top I made with Alicia of Alicia Quilts and her Winter QAL.  I love the color teal and have quite the lovely curated collection of teals!!  Alicia makes most of her quilts for Quilts of Valor, so the colors she chose for her quilt are red, white and blue.  I went with teal, white and orange.  I don't like the color orange very much, but it really sparkles with teal, so I am trying to embrace the orange!!  It's funny, but the last 3 project I have worked on have included the color orange!!  My Winter QAL, the Mystery QAL (here) and my Project Quilting with Kim of Persimmon Dreams.  Thank you, Carla, of Creatin' in the Sticks for coordinating this fun blog hop!!

I am calling my quilt Sparkle!  It all started with the fabric pull and show, which my dear Tara totally ignored!
And they became this:



Thank you, Alicia for the wonderful pattern and the encouragement to get sewing again!!  Thank you, Carla, for giving me a place to show it off!!  I will quilt it when I get home to my longarm!!  A big thank you to Amy and Katherine, my dad's hospice CNA and RN who were kind enough to hold my quilt so I could get a decent picture of it in the sunshine!

Surprise, surprise!!  I got another blue project finished!!  I just couldn't stop working on this and got it finished yesterday.  Originally it was going to go in my kitchen at the farm, but it may end up in the guest bathroom or in my quilting room.  I had never tried this before, but one Youtube video later, here it is:


A double jelly roll rug!!  I'll post a mini tutorial on Saturday because there are definitely some tricks and tips to making this.  I am beyond thrilled with the way it turned out.  I believe the double jelly roll I used was made by the quilt shop owner, so it is not just one line of fabric.

Here are the bloggers who are participating in The Winter Blues with me:

Monday, January 20th


Tuesday, January 21st - TODAY


Wednesday, January 22nd


Thursday, January 23rd


Friday, January 24th
Creatin' in the Sticks

If you read down this far, thank you for stopping by.  I'm going to have a little giveaway of a pair of my favorite snips.  Thank you, Kevin the Quilter for introducing me to them.  They are by Golden Eagle.  To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment and I'll have my dad draw a winner on Saturday, January 25.


52 comments:

Susan said...

Your colors for the quilt are lovely together, and give it a great lightness. I especially like the greener ones that peek out here and there. Thanks for the chance to win the snips, too. Your dad will be a great picker!

Sheri said...

Your Sparkle quilt top is very cheerful. I adore your double jelly roll rug! Can't wait to see your tips to make it!

tubakk said...

Thank you for showing us this beautiful quilt. The blue and the orange was a great combo.

Danice G said...

Really pretty quilt and rug. I love the orange with the blue. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is so pretty, and the rug is gorgeous! I made a small hot pad with the same technique (I assume) as the rug, and you're inspiring me to try something bigger!

Bonnie58 said...

I love your quilt and JR rug. I have wanted to try one of these and yours is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

tink's mom said...

I don't use much orange either but after looking at your beautiful quilt I will need to rethink that. You are right about how well it works with the teal. I have all the parts to make one of those jelly roll throw rugs. Yours might have been the incentive to get it done.

Nancy L said...

Your sparkle quilt top and rug are beautiful. Great job!! I'd love to own those snips, they look like something that would be great to have in my carry along bag, for traveling, but I'd probably use them everyday!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I love your mystery quilt, the colors are so vibrant. I'm always concerned when I see a jelly roll rug. I'm always afraid it would slip. How heavy is it? My grandmother used to make crocheted rugs out of old clothing and those rugs were always bunched up, never stayed flat. I hated those rugs. Thanks for the shares!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great quilt. The colors truly do sparkle. Oh your jelly roll rug is awesome too. Great finishes.

Carol S. said...

I love the orange and blues together...beautiful and striking! Your rug is so cute and will look lovely no matter where you put it. Thanks for sharing!

For the love of geese said...

Both great projects but I LOVE the rug. You can send that to Illinois.

Allison said...

I love the Sparkle quilt with the yellow. It really pops!

Vasudha said...

Turquoise and orange on white is my favorite color combo. Your winter quilt looks so bright and cheerful - like a sunny winter day (in Texas :-)

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt, and love that rug!

Calicojoan said...

Orange isn't my most favorite color...but when you put it the blue quilt...WOW does that sparkle! It's the punch of color that put it off the charts! Your rug is absolutely beautiful too.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Susan!! How on earth did I not know you had a blog?? I know you don't know, but seriously. I apologize for not visiting before this. Talk about being remiss in a BIG way. HA - I'm glad you are embracing orange - it is a close cousin to red, after all. Oh yes, I can see that Tara couldn't care less which fabrics you pulled. Now, should there be a little food treat involved . . . well, I'll bet she would be all over your choices! What a gorgeous jelly roll rug. It turned out great and it will look fab wherever you decide to use it. {{Hugs}} a bunch for you and your whole family - hospice caregivers are truly the best. I don't know how they can chose that job but I am ever so thankful that there are people who do, and do it so well. ~smile~ Roseanne

Susie said...

I love the colours of your quilt and you are so right the orange does make the other colours pop. I love the blue of the rug, I have seen them a lot in Blog land but again have never dared to use material to make them!!! It goes along with me with applique!!!! I will catch up with the Hop tomorrow, today has been busy again with work. Another great hop and thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie xx

wendy said...

Great quilt, the orange really does make it pop! Beautiful rug! Think I need to make a few of them. I have enough fabric in my stash for sure! Thanks for sharing!

teachpany said...

Great projects! I recently made my first rug, too. Hope things go well with your family. I'm dealing with similar, and Mom's caregivers for Alzheimer's are great.

Susan said...

That's a lovely pattern, with great color placement - can't wait to see the finish!

Needled Mom said...

Your blues are beautiful and I LOVE the pop of orange. I’ve been wanting to try the rug too. I’ve watched the videos and have the supplies. I just need to get it done. Yours looks great.

Karen's Korner said...

Love your rug...pretty and practical.

Rozz01 said...

The rug is very intriguing and I would need all the tips you can muster up so it would turn out so perfect.

Jayne said...

Thank you for sharing your projects. I really would love to try the jelly roll rug

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Susan your Sparkle quilt is wonderful! I love teal also, but would not have thought of adding orange, which is not one of my favorite colors, but I LOVE it!! And I love your rug and look forward to the tutorial! I was a hospice nurse for a while during my nursing career. It was one of the most rewarding jobs I had. I hope your dad is doing as well as can be expected.

Kathleen said...

Love this quilt and it does sparkle! The teal blues and oranges are fab!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great job! I’m really wanting to make a jelly roll rug. I’m definitely going to be checking out your tutorial before I start. Thanks!

Sharon Aurora said...

That orange against the blue is great. I love the effect.

Sewgirl said...

Oh that rug is just gorgeous! I wouldn’t want to step on it it’s so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Sparkle is a great descriptive name for your quilt. Sparkle it does. It's a fun design and your colors are amazing with the orange. I love, love, love your rug. It's amazing. Thank you for joining the Winter Blues Blog Hop!

Carol Andrews said...

I love the blue “rag rug” and Sparkle is so pretty! Well done and I’m sure glad you are spending some time sewing! Great motivation for all of us!
😄 Carol

LJ said...

I just finished my first 'jelly roll rug', too!! Yours is outstanding in the blues. I wondered if double means that it uses two jelly rolls or around 80 strips. The one I made I thought could be larger so there will definitely be another rug. The teal and orange does sparkle; maybe orange will turn into a new favorite color.

Nancy D said...

When I read your colors used, I thought "ehhhh". But after seeing them, I love them. They have a soothing tone to them. I have tried those snips before, and really liked them. The store was out of them when I went to buy, so I ended up buying something else. Totally forgot about them til now.

Scrapatches said...

Very pretty colors in your quilt top. The jelly roll rug looks fabulous. Looking forward to your tips and tricks tutorial. I have the pattern and watched the video but I have never made one of these. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

The Joyful Quilter said...

OMG!! Alycia's pattern looks AMAZING in teal and orange!!! Looking forward to your mini tutorial for that darling BLUE rug. Thanks for offering a giveaway! I've seen those snips, but haven't tried them.

Sue D said...

Love the colors on your quilt. The orange really looks great with the teal. Love the rug too.
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GranChris said...

The rug turned out wonderful. I might try it one of these days.

Marti said...

Love your jelly roll rug. I've heard other people say that it was hard to keep the rows straight but yours looks perfect. Thank you for visiting my blog too.

Pamela said...

The Sparkle quilt is gorgeous! The orange really makes it pop! And the rug is so lovely, it makes me want to work on one soon.

Beth said...

Every time I see a rug I think I should make one of my own, but I doubt mine could ever turn out as good as yours did!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I like that rug for a cabin! so lovely!

Moira said...

Love your quilt in the colors that you chose! It sparkles and is lovely. And that rug looks wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity to win the snips!

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful quilt! I would never have thought to put those colors together, but your quilt is stunning! I love both teal and orange and will have to try making my own quilt using this combination. Can't wait to see the tutorial for the rug! Thanks for sharing.

maggie said...

Such a cheery quilt. I love it. well done.
cheers
maggie

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the rug, what great colors for both.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your blue version of the jelly roll rug.

Denise :) said...

I love your quilt -- the pops of orange are just perfect!! But your rug ... WOW!!! I can't wait to check out your tutorial! You did a fabulous job with it, I'd never have guessed it was a hand-crafted piece. You got talents!!!! :)

KatieQ said...

Thanks for sharing your quilst. Orange is my least favorite color, but I love the way it looks in your quilt. I look forward to seeing your jelly roll rug tutorial. I bought the pattern and batting strips, but have yet to try it.

Sharon said...

Very cool projects! Thanks for sharing.

Marian said...

I would never have thought that the orange would make the blues and white shine like it did, but WoW, it's a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing it today.

Theresa said...

Sparkle quilt is so pretty with the addition of orange. The jelly roll rug is pretty too. I've always wanted to try one.