Random Reflections Quilt

November 20, 2012By

I can’t believe I haven’t shown you this quilt yet! Especially since it’s one of my favorites.

When the Flea Market Fancy line was re-released, I saw that an Etsy shop was selling hand-cut jelly rolls. I had always loved this line, I loved the variety of colors and patterns, and knew I wanted to create something with it. So I grabbed those jelly rolls, along with a white jelly roll, and using this pattern I’ve always loved ended up sewing a quilt top over a weekend.

Long Weekend (Memorial Day)

Remember these shots from Memorial Day weekend? That’s how much I wanted this quilt. I was a woman possessed.

The next weekend I sandwiched and quilted it (simple straight lines) and over the next week or so I bound it. Then I completely forgot to photograph it until this weekend. Which is a shame, because I think this is my favorite quilt that I’ve made.

Random Reflections Quilt

Quilt Pattern: Random Reflections by KarrieLyne from Freckled Whimsy (free pattern via Moda Bake Shop)

Fabrics: Flea Market Fancy jelly rolls from Westwood Acres on Etsy, plus a white jelly roll. Binding is leftover jelly roll scraps for a scrappy binding.

Size: I think it’s about 60″ x 60″

Random Refections - Back

For the back, I had leftover strips so I created another stack and backed it with white. I love it.

Random Reflections Quilt and Pillows

I even made pillow covers to match. Have I mentioned that I love this quilt?

What’s funny is that this is the project that proved to me that I don’t need a fabric stash. I get inspired by something very specific (in this case, the combo of the pattern and the fabric). I don’ t do enough quilting or sewing to get inspired by what I already have on hand. Which is why I’m still selling most of my fabric stash here.

That said, I am constantly inspired by my yarn stash, so I totally understand the benefits of a stash. Trust me, I’m not judging anyone for surrounding themselves with what makes them happy!

Have you ever had a project inspire you to move forward quickly like this? Or is it just me?

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