Friday, September 16, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Ophelia Quilt Pattern

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Happy Friday!  It has been a really fun week.  On Monday, I released my first quilt pattern of the year, a jelly roll friendly pattern called Ophelia.  It was perfect timing because Saturday, September 17th is Moda Fabric's annual National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!  So grab your favorite jelly roll, grab the pattern, and get ready to sew tomorrow!

If you need some inspiration to help you decide what fabric to choose, hopefully this post will help you out.  I have refreshed Ophelia in some other fabrics and I wish I had time to make them all!

The first refreshed version of Ophelia shown above features Tarrytown by Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society.  This is the fabric that I used when I originally designed this pattern about a year ago.  I decided to use more recent fabric collections for my pattern samples but I still really like how this pattern looks in Tarrytown.  Luckily, Tarrytown jelly rolls still seem to be available if you want to make this version! 

One of my favorite prints from the Tarrytown collection is the hole punch dot blender so of course I was excited when Ruby Star Society created a hole punch dot basic line.  Grab a jelly roll and make a colorful quilt that is anything but basic!

I made one final Ruby Star Society version using Elixir by Melody Miller.  I created this version of Ophelia when I was creating the mockups for my previous Friday Fabric Refresh blog post that featured Elixir and I saved this one to share once the pattern was released.


The holiday seasons will be here before we know it with Halloween up first and just over six weeks away.  I love Sweetwater's new line Late October.  It is full of oranges, blacks, and grays and gives a Halloween feel without being overtly Halloween.  I'm not sure if the precuts have shown up in shops yet, but they should arrive soon.


Christmas will also be here before we know it and it's never too soon to start your holiday sewing.  I refreshed Ophelia with Stacy Iest Hsu's latest collection, Joyful Joyful.  I couldn't decide between navy or aqua cornerstones so I created both!


I almost made a sample quilt using a jelly roll of Lori Holt's Granny Chic that I had in my stash.  This line is a few years old so you might have trouble finding a jelly roll these days.  I decided to share it anyway in case you also have this in your stash.

I might still make this someday.  I decided not to make this as one of my pattern samples because I wanted to release the pattern around National Jelly Roll Day and that is a Moda Fabrics event.  I figured I should stick with Moda Fabrics collections.  But that doesn't mean I can't make another later.  I love this version and I might not be able to resist!


Another Riley Blake line that I love is Daybreak, the debut collection from Fran Gulick of Cotton & Joy.  This collection has been out for a few months but is still available at Fat Quarter Shop.


While Ophelia was designed to be a jelly roll pattern, I also included fabric requirements and instructions for quarter yards, fat quarters, and fat eighths.  So you have lots of options!

I really like Sharon Holland's Willow collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Art Gallery does not have precut 2.5" strips so this fabric line would work well as either quarter yards or fat quarters. 

That's all for today!  I hope you enjoyed these refreshed versions of my Ophelia pattern.  It's always fun to see quilts in new fabrics.  Is there another fabric collection that you would like to see Ophelia refreshed with?  If so, drop a comment below and I may be able to make it happen in a future Friday Fabric Refresh blog post!

Until next time,


1 comment:

  1. I would love to see Slow Stroll fabric line mock ups in any of your lovely patterns. Thanks for creating these posts. It's so much easier to visualize how a pattern looks in different colorways.