Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Finish

In a happy coincidence a couple of months ago, I fell in love with a pattern called Simply Woven by SewCraftyJess posted on the Moda Bake Shop.  The same day I snagged two jelly rolls of Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt on sale from Craftsy.  That combined with some Eggshell Bella solid and I was all set to make a new quilt.

The DMQG retreat was a couple of weeks later at the Compass Centre in Mt. Calm, Texas, so I took everything with me and started on my version of Simply Woven.  The first problem I encountered was that my jelly rolls did not have as many strips as the pattern called for.  Luckily, there is a shop in the Compass Center that had some near-solids in coordinating colors so I bought enough to make up the difference.  Once everything was cut, I started piecing.  It's not a hard pattern but it takes FOREVER!  I worked on it for two complete days and finally finished the top (I thought) on Sunday morning.  I hadn't paid any attention to the size of the finished quilt, which was 72"x96", about twin sized. I don't have any twin beds, so when I got home, I took out one row, made one more block, and sewed it back together so it measures 84"x84".  I like the square size much better, and it will fit over my queen sized bed.

I quilted it this weekend and used all the left-over strips for the binding.  I'm really pleased with it!


  1. Love your Chicopee version!! It looks so great :-)

  2. I love how this turned out, Laurie! You SHOULD be pleased!

  3. I love your Simply Woven quilt!!! Made a block from this in a bee recently, and now really want to make the whole quilt for myself!


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