Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My 'Katie Jump Rope'

This is my interpretation of the Katie Jump Rope pattern. When I first starting back into quilting a year ago, I saw this pattern on the FreeSpirit website, and loved the pattern done with the depression era prints. Most of the fabrics were unavailable then, and I wasn't fully vested in quilting yet. I searched through what stash I had on hand, and filled it out with inexpensive fat quarters from the local fabric and craft store. I bought an acrylic tumbler template from Missouri Quilt Co., and this top came together in just an afternoon. It was close enough to make me very excited.

I used a simple back and forth freestyle machine quilting so the quilting wouldn't compete with the fabric patterns. The only thing I added was texture, surprisingly, because it's done with a multi-colored primary Aurafil thread 50 wt. The only place you see the see variation is up close in the lighter trapezoids or on the back.

I also bit the bullet and did the binding completely by machine. It's very finished looking to me, and I think I'll be giving up sewing bindings on by hand in the future. The ease won me over.

And because we used their barn for pictures, everyone demanded a nibble of feed.

Now Doxie Girls, it's on to the next fun project.
What'll we finish up today?

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Anonymous said...

Sweet quilt! Now I want to make one of those, too. Thanks for sharing all your inspiration.

Julie said...

You're so welcome. I'm glad to see you've caught the bug, and looking forward to sewing with you on Tuesday!