Oh Deer! a jelly roll quilt
Here’s a recent finish. I assembled this quilt top back in February (I wrote about it here). I had a jelly roll of Oh Deer fabric that had been sitting around for awhile, so I found a design I liked in Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott called Blue Lagoon. It came together in no time.
I have been on an orange kick lately, so the backing is an easy pieced affair of a center 42-inch–wide vertical panel of even more deer flanked by parallel 13-inch–wide panels of an orange fleur de lis. Since she did such a wonderful job quilting the quilt for my daughter, I sent this one to Lynn Peterson, a talented long-arm quilter.
In the border, she did a double loop-de-loop, and the interior she filled with a tri-petal design that looks like a lotus blossom or an orange being peeled–I really like it.
Delighted with how it was coming along, I made a blue binding–and then dropped the ball. Distracted by birthday and graduation gift-making, I put it aside in my sewing room, close but unfinished. I more reliably hit the finish line when I have a recipient and a deadline–since I had neither for this quilt, it was easily left undone.
When I straightened my sewing room a couple weeks ago, I pulled this quilt and the binding out. In an embarrassingly short time, I had it completed. Procrastination always makes a job seem bigger than it ends up being in reality.
I still don’t have a recipient in mind, so it might just be added to the family blanket pile in the living room, which would make Grizzie very happy!
jelly roll of Oh Deer by MoMo for Moda Fabrics
Blue Lagoon design in Lintott: Jelly Roll Quilts
quilted by Lynn Peterson (you can read about Lynn and how to contact her here)
finished size: 68″ x 74″