Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Kissing Booth

Hard to believe I'm working on the August Jelly Roll Party sample -- and harder still to believe I selected the fabrics for October yesterday!

August is the time of year for County Fairs, frantically finishing 4-H projects, and yes; getting ready for back to school! I try to select a Jelly Roll quilt that reflects "Fair Week." This year's Jelly Roll quilt for August is "Kissing Booth" by Freckled Whimsy.

Image from Freckled Whimsy blog.

I used the "Dottie" jelly roll from Moda. For the background, I chose a black-on-white dot from my stash. Can't have too many dots! I bought my jelly roll at the April Pueblo Quilt and Stitch Expo, but I see it's still available from Fort Worth Fabric Studios.


"Kissing Booth" is a fast, easy pattern. If you pre-cut the jelly roll into the required lengths, you should easily be able to put this quilt together in one day.

The only shortcoming is a lack of pressing directions. I think it's important to press so that the seams "nestle," so here are my pressing instructions for this block.

Unit A (page 3) press toward the triangle.
Unit B (page 3) press toward the long rectangle.
Unit C (page 4) press toward the triangle.
Unit D (page 5) press toward the long triangle.

Attach Unit A to the large square and press toward the square. (I know that's the background, and probably the lighter fabric, but it will make your block go together more easily!)
Attach Unit B to the square/Unit A and again press toward the square.
Attach Unit D to the Unit A/Unit B/square piece and press toward the square.
Sew the small square to Unit D and press toward the small square.
Sew Unit D/small square to larger unit and press toward Unit D.

Here's a closeup:

When sewing the rows together, press all blocks in row 1 to the left, row 2 to the right and so on. There are no nesting seams within the rows, yay!

Here are the blocks I have finished. It will be fun to arrange the colors when I get all the blocks finished.

Linking up to Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Sew Fresh Quilts

And WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

As well as WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis at Tami's Amis and Other Creations.

My "A Quilt Block a Day" quilt is finished, quilted, bound and on the bed! Come back Friday to see the finished quilt!

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  1. That is such a great pattern and perfect in those fabrics.

  2. I agree on the pressing directions part. When the directions aren't clear or wrong, it makes things a struggle instead of a joy. The directions for our Block of the Day project makes putting it together so easy and everything matches where it should.

  3. I love this block! Thanks for the pressing directions, too!

  4. Such a cute pattern! And yes, can't have too many dots! I can't wait to see it all finished!

  5. Love all your dots. so much easier if you know which way to press so you dont have to un-press!!!

  6. I really like this pattern and your fabric choices. The dot background really is nice.

  7. This why you blog, and I don't. I would never have thought to include the pressing instructions for a pattern. Love the quilt and the fabrics you created. Can't wait to see it.

  8. Oops...meant to say the fabrics you selected. Can't wait to see the finished quilt created. Do you have trouble with the pinking edges on your 1/4" seam? Mine always come out a little off.


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