View Full Version : teal wall art quilt

March 18th, 2015, 08:13 AM
There is a lady on Etsy who makes art like this: https://www.etsy.com/listing/202864218/teal-quilted-wall-hanging-modern-quilt?ref=shop_home_active_19

I tried to calculate how much it would cost for me to make something like this myself. I even counted the strips and fabrics. I would have to buy a lot of different jellyrolls. But the technique looks pretty simple: narrow strip pieces and stitch in the ditch.

Anyone done anything like this? :)

March 18th, 2015, 08:18 AM
To me it looks like the quilt from Jenny's Broken Lines tutorial, just on a smaller scale. I'm sure you can do it.

March 18th, 2015, 08:22 AM
To me it looks like the quilt from Jenny's Broken Lines tutorial, just on a smaller scale. I'm sure you can do it.

I don't think I've see that one--I'll go watch it now. :) Thanks!

March 18th, 2015, 08:38 AM
Seems like it would be easy to sew wonky lines like that if you don't have a quarter inch foot on the machine, and then iron each line out and square it up to sew them together on the vertical. And at that size I bet it wouldn't take more than 3 jelly rolls. Each strip is longer than the width of the quilt. I say go for it!

March 18th, 2015, 08:40 AM
I have plans for one and bought the book for it. It's 27 colors. It calls for 1/3 yard each, but I think FQ will work.


It's 12''x48''

Does that help?

March 18th, 2015, 08:44 AM
Yes, it helps, and thank you all for the encouragement! :D

Sylvia H
March 18th, 2015, 08:48 AM
Perhaps 1 - 2 jelly rolls and get additional strips from fat quarters? Also, you might want the join the group that swaps materials to get some, most, or all of what you need.

March 18th, 2015, 08:59 AM
I didn't notice the price at first. Holy cow! There isn't even quilting on it. I bet you could do QAYG skinny dresdens.

Jean Sewing Machine
March 18th, 2015, 09:30 AM
For $875, you could buy a few jelly rolls!

March 18th, 2015, 09:44 AM
I have a lot of blue and teal batiks and have been playing with the idea of doing a quilt like that. But instead of straight lined piecing, doing curved pieces-like what "Man Sewing" does.

Man Sewing Quilts with Curves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJvnKfqopF0

This is Jenny's broken bars video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCMQ-FiEDrI

March 18th, 2015, 01:51 PM
I would guess that the strips are sewn down onto a strip of muslin, then squared up and joined to the other strips. This way you could put the strips off-kilter. This would be a type of QAYG so there would be no quilting involved. My advice is also that you try one on a much smaller scale than this large one. Then you'll know if you like both the method and the result before investing money in a larger piece.