New Project, Old Fabrics

One of my current WIP quilts is my Night Sky quilt. I have been meaning to link-up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday for a while and finally did so!!!

I have had a stack of jelly rolls for a long time. For some reason I have a hard time opening them up and using them because they look so pretty in a roll. My oldest jelly roll is a line called Odysee by Momo. I got this jelly roll at one of the first sales they had at Q First in Quilting so it has been a while. I have been wanting to use it for a long time, but didn’t have a good pattern in mind and didn’t have any patterns specifically for jelly rolls. My friend Stephanie had a great book with good patterns for jelly rolls so we decided to both do one of the quilts in that book. The book is Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson; we decided to make the Night Sky quilt. As I was planning for the quilt I found some more yardage of Odysee that I also bought at the sale and forgot about so I actually have more than enough fabric for a back. Here is the fun fabric I chose for my back:

Backing Fabric
Backing Fabric

So, I just had to add background and I had a couple options I didn’t love and was going to go with solid white, but decided I wanted to do something different. Stephanie suggested a batik and I think it was the perfect selection. I bought 2 backgrounds to audition. Here is a picture of the 2 backgrounds and some of the jelly roll fabrics.

Background Options with Jelly Roll fabrics
Background Options with Jelly Roll fabrics

In the end I chose the fabric on the left which looks like bubbles for my background. There are 2 blocks in the quilt; both are simple. One block is the friendship star block; the other is the planet block. Both blocks finish to 6 inches. There are 61 planet blocks and 60 star blocks in the quilt. The finished quilt is 66″ x 66″. I am in the process of piecing the blocks; I cut all the pieces out ahead of time. Here are a couple star and planet blocks:

Blocks
Blocks

Here are the stacks of blocks I have so far, only 6 more blocks to go and I’ll be ready to lay it out on my design wall!!!

Stack of Blocks
Stack of Blocks

 

Don’t forget to check out all the other WIPs on Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday!!!

    Sew long from the Quilter on Osage Hill!

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