Friday, August 7, 2009

katie jump rope.

Friday, August 7, 2009
a while back i mentioned that i got a FQ bundle of katie jump rope...

well it still looks like this...

i can't decide what to make with it...
i love so many quilts i see that use KJR...
so help me...
what would you make with it?

and fyi.. i got it from pickled pear lane... great shop to work with... Marianne is super sweet!!

24 comments:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

I too love KJR fabric, and have quite a nice stash of it. I think these would make a really bright and cheerful coin quilt. You could use a solid color sashing - even something other than white.

Rita

Amy R said...

This is what I'd make with it. . .http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/06/how-to-make-scrappy-hedgerow-blocks.html

Can't wait to see what you decide!

badlandsquilts said...

I think I would have to do Denyse's Single Girl pattern... I think it is a classic!

Blue is Bleu said...

Usually when it's fabrics I love, I can't ever think of what to do with them because I can't bear to cut into them. I do like badlandsquilts' idea of the single girl pattern.

Meg said...

My own instinct would be something simple to let those gorgeous colors shine. Like a traditional 9-patch sashed in solid white, or wonky log cabin blocks.

rabbitstylenews said...

I probably wouldn't make anything with it for a long while. I'd be too delighted to have some "grown-up" designer fabrics that I'd just keep perfectly fanned out like that for me to look at occasionally.

ladmquilter said...

Do the wonky log cabin quilt along starting Sept. 1st. on flicker.

Sandy said...

OK! So do you have any TIME FOR SALE? Where do you get your energy!? You are so inspiring!!!
Thanks for Sharing!
Sandy the Quilt Doodler

Micki said...

The fabric is awesome. I can't wait to see what you make from them.
Micki

searchfamilies said...

Not sure what i would do but very nice fabrics it will be interesting to see what you do decide
Hugs Janice

Kristy said...

Yay Julie! I'm glad you're looking to cut into those lovely fabrics. I always though Denyse's prints would be perfect in a double wedding ring (good example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theworkroom/3582976185/ ). But if you haven't the patience for that- here's the inspiration for the KJR quilt I'm working on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tweedledeedesigns/3377753006/.

Flickr is a good place to look for inspiration.

Let us know when as you decide what to do with them!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

A wirlygig quilt!

Kris said...

I really like the idea of a double wedding ring or a single girl quilt! I was going to say pinwheels, but I don't think you can go wrong with that line!

Jackie said...

Half square triangle are always a good way to go. But a coin quilt is just wonderful too. Solid white would be a great contrast to set of the wonderful colors of the Katie Jump Rope fabrics. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love KJR -- what a great line that's been. I think anything would be great from KJR -- can't wait to see what you decide!

lulubloom said...

I have a stack of KJR fabric too but haven't cut into it either. My plan, at this point, is to do a bento box quilt.
Like: www.flickr.com/photos/ohthatashley/3460942646/
Or
www.flickr.com/photos/97712990@N00/1478462521/

I think it would be a good way to show off the fabric. Since I have a long list of quilts to make, my *plan* my change by the time I get around to making it!

Ooh, or maybe something like this, with some solids thrown in: www.flickr.com/photos/56001293@N00/3156830361/

peggy said...

I have the fat quarter bundle also and was going to use it as a border for my Cinderberries Girls stitcheries but the colors didn't go....How about making a Bento Box with it? I love Bento Box quilts
Peggy in NJ

The Quilt Buddy said...

I also love that fabric! The colors are so vibrant and I think that something simple that showcases the fabric/colors would be best.

Have fun playing with the fabric!

Michelle said...

I have seen some what I call square, in a square, in a square quilt that look great. Whatever you make will be fabulous.

PunkiePie said...

I don't know but I'm eyeballing that fabric line a little more these days. Maybe a pinwheel or the hedgerow block that someone else pointed out in a comment above (that one is on my list to do too).

angela said...

Hey! I have that same pile, from the same place - she is great to order from. I'm reading through everybody's suggestions, since I don't know how best to use them, either! I will probably go with a bunch of white with it, though. I think that makes the colors stand out more when your eye has some resting places in between.

amylouwho said...

I'm no help here. I have similar stacks of fabric that are wondering what I'm going to do with them too!

I just posted about the lovely pincushion!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I usually search my sketch book for something new and original - I have a hard time deciding too :)

Rose said...

I suck. I have no inspiration for you. I don't like buying fabric without a pattern first, as usually when I do decide what to do with it I don't have enough of the fabric to make what I want. you're on your own!! lol Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it though!