Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Darci's First Quilts


Some of you have asked if anyone started quilting because of the quilt displays I have put together for our Stake Talent Night at church.  I can now say, "Yes!"  My friend Darci fell in love with my "Blushing Zebra" quilt I displayed in 2014.  It uses the Jelly Roll Race II tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Company

This fall she said she was finally ready to make her first quilt.  She wanted hers to be similar to mine and chose to use two Robert Kaufman Shadow Play jelly rolls.  She used an aqua solid instead of the pink.  I taught her how to cut out the squares, piece it together, press the seams, baste the quilt, and quilt in the ditch with the walking foot.  She did an amazing job!


She was so excited to finish it that she looked for binding tutorials online and got it done before we could get together again.  I think she has definitely caught the quilting bug, because before she finished her first quilt she had already pieced her second quilt.


It is also finished and she did everything herself on the second one.  It was made with two Riley Blake Basic Variety Red jelly rolls and a gray solid.  (I think it is wider than the first quilt because the Robert Kaufman jelly roll comes with 20 strips and the Riley Blake comes with 24.)  She made this one even bigger by adding borders.  Both quilts are now used by her boys and their friends in her family room.

She has also finished a set of placemats.  Plus, she has plans for at least three more quilts: one for her husband and two baby quilts.  So exciting!   It really is fun teaching friends to quilt and seeing their finished quilts.

XX.
Jasmine

12 comments:

  1. Outstanding job, Darci! I would say she has the quilt flu in full force! She also had a great teacher and motivator....and that's extra credit points to you.

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  2. How awesome knowing you passed on the quilting bug!! She did an awesome job, she will be so excited to know she has become part of your blog and tons of people are seeing her work!

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  3. That is just the BEST! Knowing your quilts inspired someone else to hop on this lovely crazy train, and then her two renditions (especially the first) are just fabulous. :-)

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  4. Woot woot! Another quilter welcomed to the fold :) Her quilts look fabulous. Good job passing on the bug!

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  5. How awesome, Jasmine! She really picked it up and ran with it. Let us know when she starts her own blog! ;)

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  6. She did a wonderful job. Thanks for passing on the quilting tradition to a new quilter.

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  7. Yay! Hooked another one :) Welcome, Darci, to the craziness that is this awesome obsession! Darci's first quilts turned out beautifully!!

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  8. That is exciting and she did a great job!

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  9. Oh thank you so much for sharing Darci's fantastic quilts.
    She really made them well. I hope she continues to make quilts!

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  10. No maybe about it, she's hooked on quilting. Great finishes. I've done that quilt. I did it in black and white with bright reds, yellows and green squares. One of my all time favorites. Anytime I want to see it I have to visit my sister, since she offed with it.

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  11. Awesome work Darci. Thanks to your enthusiasm and encouragement another one is hooked!!

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  12. That is so much fun and they turned out terrific!

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