Saturday, March 15, 2014

Race to the Sky: A Fast Finish

Another Jelly Roll Race Quilt~

I named this quilt "Race to the Sky" because it is a jelly roll race quilt with a sky border containing suns and moons. 

It really was a fast finish.  I started with the jelly roll already cut, and pieced the top in one afternoon. 

Then the next day I pieced the backing...

And then quilted it with Princess, my new Baby Lock Tiara.  I quilted it with gray thread with pointy spirals.  Which really is one of my favorite FMQ designs. 

Then the next morning I did the binding by machine.  I love this old stripe fabric. 

So this quilt was finished in less than 48 hours over a period of three days. 

I even added my favorite corner label while doing the binding.  :o)

It is a gift for my brother M.  That teal/aqua color has been his favorite color for as long as I can remember.  He actually was visiting when I was working on binding my reverse star quilt, and commented on how much he liked the sun and moon print on the backing, so I know he is just going to love this quilt.  When I asked what he would like me to make him with the fabric, he said that he would use a lap quilt.  So, I really hope this quilt will be used and loved. 

Quilt Stats #99 (How cool is that number?)
Name:  Race to the Sky
Pattern:  Jelly Roll Race (my third one)
Quilting Design:  Pointy Spirals
Fabrics:  Bright cool colors from my stash
Amount used: 8.5 yards
Batting:  Warm and White
Size:  About 62 x 76 inches
Date Finished:  March 2014
What I learned:
  • The Warm and White batting was easier to quilt with the TruStitch.
  • I can still use my DMC 50 wt. embroidery thread for quilting with princess.
  • I love the little bit of purple mixed in the the blues and teals. 
This really was a fun quilt to work on, and I can't believe how quickly it came together. 


P.S.  I will be linking up with Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. 

P.P.S.  I added another half yard to my stash today.  :o)  I am slowly but surely getting the newer cuter fabrics I like. 


  1. Beeee utiful. I like the concept, the colors, the borders, the binding!
    LeeAnna Paylor

  2. Wow another great finish! You are sewing up a storm!

  3. LOVE the border fabric! Well, OK, the entire quilt is awesomely blue but that border fabric is super cool :) AND we gotta love a fast finish thrown in once in awhile!

  4. You go girl!! Way to use up stash and make something that your brother will treasure because you made it!

  5. 3 days from start to finish.......amazing. Good for you. He'll love it, it's beautiful.

  6. Beautiful! I love your quilt and I'm sure your brother will love it, too : )


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