Written by Linda Chaney, mother
Yes, I have also done some sewing this summer! One flannel quilt can’t be revealed until after Christmas since it is a present for a family member. The second quilt that has been pieced I call Evangeline’s Pond.
It is the result of three events that happened in a two week period. First, I saw Jenny Doan’s video from Missouri Star Quilt Company on the Jump Ring Quilt. It’s basically a modified snowball block; the block isn’t square but rectangular in shape. The quilt can be made with one jelly roll and 2-1/2 yards of a background fabric.
Second, I ventured to one of my favorite quilt stores, Country Traditions in Fremont, NE, with my friend Christina and found a jelly roll by Moda – Enchanted Pond by Holly Taylor – on clearance. Immediately I thought this would be interesting to use to make the Jump Ring Quilt.
Third, the background fabric designed by Mark Lipinski (Northcott Chester Gardens) was found by a young friend, Evangeline, on a trip to the Cosmic Cow in Lincoln, NE.
The pattern sews up quickly. The only change I made was to watch the direction of ironing seams so I could “nest” intersections when I sewed rows together. My ideas for quilting the center blue rectangles include dragonflies, butterflies, frogs and cattails – critters and plant life commonly seen on ponds. Perhaps a tatted dragonfly or butterfly will also appear. I’ve opted not to add a border and will bind it with the “solid” purple Moda fabric found in the quilt.
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