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A Walk in the Woods Charm Pack Quilt

FREE Quilt pattern: Jumping Jacks jelly roll quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda.

Once in a while, I make something and forget to post about it. I made this sweet baby quilt over a year ago, so I’ll go ahead and blame it on the pregnancy-brain I was experiencing at that time.

When I made this one, I decided to submit the idea to Moda Bake Shop so I had to keep it under wraps until I knew if it was accepted. In the meantime, I snapped a few pictures and sent it off to my sweet sister-in-law. It became the free Jumping Jacks pattern on the Moda Bake Shop. Though Jumping Jacks is made with a Jelly Roll… this version uses a charm pack for the center squares and a Bella Solid white Jelly Roll (with a few accent prints thrown in for variety).

By the way, this adorable fabric is primarily A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda. I also managed to sneak in the houndstooth print from Vintage Modern (by Bonnie & Camille for Moda) + another from Millie’s Closet (by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs).

FREE Quilt pattern: Jumping Jacks jelly roll quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda.

I love free motion quilting swirls, don’t you? And let’s not forget some super cuddly fleece on the back. It takes a bit getting used to quilting on a domestic machine with something this thick, but the result is well worth it in the end. (For free motion quilting tips on a domestic machine, check out my post here.)

FREE Quilt pattern: Jumping Jacks jelly roll quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda.

The Jumping Jacks jelly roll quilt pattern was originally made in Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille for Moda–you can see my original post about it here.

I’m sure you’ll notice this is pretty much a complete reversal of that pattern. In this one, I used a charm pack to create a variety of center blocks with mainly neutral fabric framing them, and only a few “accent” frames. In the MBS version, I used a jelly roll to create a variety of frames around primarily neutral blocks–with a couple “accent” blocks thrown in the mix.

It’s funny what things can change from rough draft to final, eh?

6 Comments

  1. sophie

    November 20, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I love this quilt!! great pattern and quilting and the back looks so soft!:)

  2. Joan and Kevin

    November 20, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Thank you for showing your quilt!
    Love it!

  3. Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts

    November 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Ooh! It's gorgeous. I'm glad you showed it–as soon as the picture popped up, I just thought "ooh!" Nice!

  4. carol

    November 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Bring a fan of both white and "implied lines", I actually like this one more!

  5. Judy

    November 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I am very happy you showed us this one with the one color in the corners. I like it even better. I have printed up the pattern. I hope to work on it this next year after we are settled from this horrid move.
    Thank you Vanessa. You have become my favorite pattern person!

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