Film Strip


Hi there! I'm Cara from CaraQuilts and I've got a great pattern for you all today! Film Strip will work with any fabric line, and any solid or contrasting color can be used in place of the black. I think this would be very striking in any of the new Batiks Moda is coming out with soon. And of course, I love it in Prayer Flag!

Leah at Burgundy Buttons is offering a kit!

I've done a scrappy look, using all of the colors in the line, but this could also be done in just 3 color groups, the teal, lemon, and coral would give you a warm feel, the grass, aqua, and white would result in a cooler, beachy feel.


1 Jelly Roll and 1 Layer Cake in Prayer Flag
1 Bella Solid Jelly Roll in black, or 2 yards.
1/2 yard Bella Solid Black for binding.


Cutting

Pick 14 layer cake squares for the film “frames”. Trim each to an 8½” square.

Separate 21 Jelly Roll strips and trim (2) 19” x 2½” from each strip. Or, use all 40 and have (1) 19” x 2½”strip from all but 2 strips which you will cut (2)19” x 2½”strips.
Regardless, a total of (42) 19” x 2½” strips are needed.

Separate 3 Bella Solids black jelly roll strips and trim them to make (12) 8½”x2½” strips.

Sewing

Take 22 Bella Solid strips and join them into (11) long strips using the flip and stitch method. Place strips right sides together at a 90 degree angle and stitch from one corner to the other.  Open and press well. Trim to a ¼” seam allowance.

These will be referred to as the long black strips. Set aside for now.

Starting with the “frames”(8 ½” squares), sash 8 of them on two opposing sides with the 8½”x2½” strips, and the remaining 6 on just one side. Join these into 3 sets: 2 with 5 frames and 1 with 4.

x2

x1

   Using the jelly roll strips, make 2 strip sets with 21 strips each. If you can, alternate direction when sewing strips together to avoid stretching. Press all in one direction. Trim the sides so the sets are 18 3/4" wide.

 

Take the 4 frames section and measure its length. Attach one Bella Solids black strip along each side.


Now it’s time to start putting everything together.  Layout the two strip sets with the 4 frames section.

Press towards the center.

Take 6 of the long black strips and stitch together lengthwise into pairs. These are the wide long black strips and should be 4 1/2" wide.

Take the 5 frames sections and attach one wide long strip to the top and one to the bottom of the each of the 5 frame sections and press.

Stitch one 5 frame section to the bottom and one to the top of the center section. Press.

Measure the length of the quilt. Cut the remaining wide long black strips to this length. Stitch one to each side of the top. Press towards the strips.

And now for the most loved and hated words in every quilt pattern…Baste, Quilt and Bind!



One 56 1/2" x 74" quilt ready for cuddling under while watching your favorite movie!

Cara
CaraQuilts

PS Be sure to check out my blog for a giveaway, and for ideas for the left over fabrics!


143 comments:

Shawn said...

Great idea,I love it and the way it showcases the fabrics!

Dresden Quilter said...

Gorgeous pattern.

Nancy said...

LOVE that black background. This is a great tute...

LJ said...

I really like this quilt! It would look great with a brown solid as well!! Great job!

Terry said...

Very pretty! The black really makes the colors stand out! :0)

momday said...

Beautiful. I love the way the black looks with the prayer flag fabric.

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Margaret said...

Great pattern.

Heidi said...

Very nice - love the black contrast.. I forget how good black looks.

Megan said...

What a unique pattern--does remind me of a filmstrip. I like the way the black sets off the colors.

LFinn said...

I love the colors in this quilt! You could use the same pattern, but use white instead of black fabric and have a completely different look as well. Thanks for a great quilt tutorial.

Qubie said...

Great quilt.

mascanlon said...

I love this quilt! And the directions are so clear, thank you! I'm thinking very cute too in bright Hawaiin prints for teenagers, maybe with a seagreen background fabric.

amber said...

I love this quilt, it will be on my long list of quilts to make. thanks for the tute

Staci said...

I wouldn't have thought of putting black with Prayer Flag, but it looks so great together. Very cute quilt! Congrats on your MBS project.

Peaceful Piecer said...

cool quilt!

Jen said...

Very cute. I love the fabric choices here. We see so much white in the quilts, it's so nice to see black for a change.

Lisa said...

Very creative! And just love the color combination.

Magicaldamselfly said...

What a fun quilt and I love having small quilts around the living room to snuggle in when watching movies so how cute would this one be.

VickiB said...

Love the black - it makes the colors really pop!

Ariane said...

Beautiful quilt!!! A great pattern that can be sewn together quickly!!

traceyjay said...

simple, yet effective and with a little twist.

Great design Cara... it really will look good in any fabric line! :)

Fignie said...

VERY nice!! I love the black ... it makes the colors pop!!

Sarah said...

Very sweet pattern!

Mimi said...

This is an awesome pattern, I love how it is soft and bold at the same time!! Great idea.

The One and Only said...

I think the dark sashing makes the colors POP POP POP like talking cereal!!

Katrina said...

I love this project! Great colors!

Laura said...

Great pattern! It looks fast and easy.

Kathi said...

Love showcasing larger pieces of fabric. Thanks for the idea.

quiltmom said...

It is a lovely pattern Cara and an excellent tutorial. Congratulations on having 100 followers and for writing this pattern.
Regards,
Anna

Teresa said...

Love the black contrast and how it highlights the beautiful fabric! This quilt would be great for outdoor theater, too!

Barb said...

Definitely a fun pattern. I've been looking for ideas and inspiration for a quilt for my grandson. This pattern would make a great 'boy' quilt! Thanks Cara

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Lovely, just the thing for those jelly rolls I just had to have and have been sitting on the shelf. Off to sew!

deserae said...

Love this pattern! Quick and easy!

NanaKaren said...

Thanks for this great pattern! Looks fun and easy to make in so many different colorways!
Karen

Kim said...

Beautiful quilt. Nice pattern.

sandra said...

I love the pattern so easy , the colors just pop against the black. It would make a good I Spy quilt.

Vintage Girl said...

Beautiful, love the colours you used and the black really make it all stand out beautifully. Thank you for the instructions! Heather

Michelle said...

I like how the black sets it off. Very nice!

Annette said...

It looks great with the black!

kimland said...

Cara, you've got another great quilt here, keep it up!

Wendy said...

Cute quilt! I like how the black sets off the other colors.

Kelly's Kwips said...

Love that! Great way to use up scraps too if you want.

:: Patch and Company :: said...

Me encanta !! como siempre... espectacular !!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love it! Especially the dark background...nice way to show off the fabrics!

MGM

Cindy said...

The filmstrip idea is so creative & cute! I also love that you mentioned some other color combo's that would work well!

Connie said...

Wonderful quilt design. As soon as I saw it, I thought batiks. Blue batiks with the black background. Red batiks with black. This is going onto my "to-do" list. Thanks for a great pattern

Nancy said...

Love this design. So bright and so contemporary.

Crafty Mama said...

How clever! Great job Cara!!

Jacque said...

Love this quilt!!! The colors just pop!!!

Claudia said...

Cute quilt. Love how it loooks.

Kim said...

Cara,
As a new quilter I find your instructions easy to follow and your designs are beautiful! I've printed instructions for a few of your quilts and plan to start my first one soon. This one has to go on the list of future projects!

Heather said...

Photography and quilting - are you kidding me?!! My two favorite time sucker uppers!

Angie said...

Love it! Very cool tutorial.

Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Suzi said...

Love the quilt. Very creative idea.

Cristina said...

I like it! This is definitely going on my project list :-)

Walden said...

Love how it turned out!

gag7949 said...

Great pattern for a simple quilt to really show off the fabric. Hope to try it out very soon!

Sarah Marie said...

What a fun quilt!

Sandy said...

Great quilt. I can see it on my back deck now.

Christine said...

fun quilt...to show off favourite fabrics

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love love love it Cara!

Crystal Hendrix said...

You did a great job!!! I like how modern it feels!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous quilt- I love it! Another one to a do to my 'to do' list!

Mary said...

I love this quilt pattern! The dark background makes the April Cornell Prayer Flag fabric just pop! It really needs that contrasting background fabric to show it off.

HMG said...

LOVE this quilt!! I really like the background ...

Ruby Blue Quilting Studio said...

Love the way you designed this! Creativity at work!

Melissa Corry said...

What a great and fun design!

Katie B. said...

Very cute! I'd love to see this with other fabrics.

Carla said...

This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try this out.Thank you.

allsewnup said...

This is so cool! I really like the black.

Carolyn

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

This is a great pattern! Love the black:)

Bree said...

What a great, simple and bold design!

Doina said...

Love the quilt!

renae said...

This is just the type of quilt that my husband and I are looking for as a statement piece in our frontroom - great job!

DD Lindsey said...

What an awesome project...another one for the "to-do" list!

Vesuviusmama said...

What a wonderful quilt - simple, classy, versatile and crisp-looking. Thanks for sharing!

Adrienne said...

I love this quilt and the way that it really comes together!

Sinta Renee said...

I had to run over here from your blog... I am so impressed! I love the quilt you desinged! What a fun quilt, now my mind is taking a mental inventory of what fabrics I have that would be fun to turn into a Filmstrip quilt! Thanks for the great tutorial too!!! Happy 101!

NorahS said...

I love this quilt. It is one of the best designs I have seen in a while. Excellent!

missavene said...

Wow, looks really easy, and it\s so cute too! Thanks for the tute!

missavene at gmail dot com

Marcia said...

Wonderful fabric for this quilt and enjoyed the tutorial too.

Terri said...

The geometric design is bold. This would be perfect for my son!

busymom said...

I love your quilt patterns. Very clever. Great way to use a jelly roll

James-Linda said...

LOVE the pattern+background!
LOVE the Quilt-period!
Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Lindsay said...

That design highlights the quilt quite well.

June said...

I love this pattern! It looks easy enough for a new quilter like me.

sy said...

thanks for sharing the tutorial. i want to make one with the black background fabric too.

anne said...

Wonderful quilt, love using black so this is ideal.

Duff said...

this is adorable! I'm heading over to Burgundy buttons right now!

Whitney said...

Love the black with all the colors. it really makes the colors pop!

AMessWorthMaking said...

What a great idea! In 75 years people will hardly remember what film was!

SewLindaAnn said...

It's an interesting pattern that really resembles film strips. It would be cute to use fabric inbetween the strips that really were t.v. shows and movies to make it even more kitschy (sp?)

call me crazy said...

Great job Cara! I love the way it reminds me of old film strips!.. I know that was the plan, but even before I knew the name of it, that is what I thought of! ;-)

MoeWest said...

I really like how this looks like a film strip. I wonder how it would look with actual photos in the strip?

Cheryl said...

Since my husband is a member of The Screen Actors Guild, I think this would make a great quilt for him. Thanks.

Vicky said...

I am definitely going to make this quilt for a fantastic film student at ASU! Thanks :)

skippingdaisies said...

What a fantastic quilt/tutorial. I love the fabrics and especially the black background, really shows off the fabrics!

Lilly said...

Thanks for this great tutorial. I love it!

Gene Black said...

I see lots of possibilities for this! I am adding it to my "maybe I will make it someday" list.

JJohnson said...

I love this quilt. I am thinking about attempting my first quilt and have been looking at diffrent ones for insparation.

polly said...

Great quilt! Love the idea!

Sharon said...

What a great quilt! Really shows off the fabrics. Brilliant!

Julie Swenson said...

what a beautiful quilt. Great idea

Kaki said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the way the black makes it pop.

Mikelle said...

What a fun quilt, with an unexpected sashing!

webmailaddress2 said...

I really like the black bordering. This quilt is a great way to showcase your favorite fabric!

flutefish said...

Very pretty! Would also be great for a kid whose name starts with "I"!

Mary said...

This is beautiful! Great job.

Pam said...

I love this. I feel the need for some black fabric so I can make one for my teenage daughter. Her birthday is in two weeks and I'm thinking black background, geisha girl squares and oriental stripes. She'll love it.

Hanna said...

Beautiful design, love the black!

tropicslady said...

I never use black, now I certainly have a reason to, this is lovely.

Quilt Hollow said...

Black backgrounds have really been catching my eye lately and this no exception!!

Katie said...

Love how the black frames the fabrics. Great tutorial!

Beverly said...

Great quilt. Love the black. It makes the colors pop. Good job!

Patty said...

Your quilt is lovely. I really like how the black sets off the other colors.

victoriamiller said...

The black really is reminiscent of old film rolls. Makes me think about grade school and the clunky old projectors that always broke right in the middl eof the film.
This is a great quilt!

Carolyn said...

I love the look with the black sashing and it also seems like it is a quilt that wouldn't take too long to make, but looks like it did! Nice.

Sandy said...

Love this quilt! I think I found what I am making my dad for Christmas!=) Thanks for a great pattern!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! The black really makes this quilt perfect.

SheilaC said...

This is great! I love the contrast with the black!
SheilaC

annmarie said...

I'm just lovin Film Strip! So many possiblities. Thanks Cara for the design & Moda for sharing it!

Shelley said...

Love the pattern! The black background really makes the fabric pop!

Heavy On Charm said...

This is a fantastic idea to show off fabulous fabric. Great pattern and as always great fabric :)

shelly said...

This will also work great with some fat quarters I have. Thanks for a great pattern!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

I just LOVE this
~a

Darlene said...

Love this quilt and love the way it shows off the fabric!

Kathleen C. said...

This is just my kind of pattern and might be perfect for my young niece. And, I've been wanting to work with solids mixed with prints. Thanks so much.

Eileen said...

great quilt--lovely colors and the directions are excellent!!

carmel said...

great tutorial and great quilt! i cant wait to make one my self!!!
thanks!

TJ&SL said...

The black just looks so fantastic with the other fabrics! Looks just like film! You have great directions! So fun and good job!! Thanks!

cw said...

I love it when black is used in a quilt. Very nice pattern. Love the title of it too.

cw said...

I love the addition of black in quilts. Very nice pattern.

Michelle said...

Love the quilt! The tutorial is now on my ever-growing list of quilts to make!

Maria said...

Love the quilt!Thank you !

Nancy Sue said...

Using black always seems "daunting" to me. But your tut is very "nonthreatening" and friendly. Maybe black fabric doesn't bite after all. I have the same hesitation with dark blues, greens etc. Must be an urban quilt legend in my head!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Heather Acton said...

Thanks for the tutorial for a very attractive quilt! I like the black background.

Jenny said...

gorgeous quilt!

Willa said...

looks sharp and crisp

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This quilt pattern is adorable!

Pam said...

I love this quilt!! The contrast with the black is just up my alley! Your tutorial is so clear and I can't wait to make it!

Cheryl said...

This would make a great "guy" quilt. My husband is a Screen Actors' Guild memeber. Maybe someday I'll do one for him.

Alex said...

This is my new favorite quilt design. I just really wish I could decifer the needed measurements of fabric better. I don't know jelly rolls, etc. Guess I better learn and start a cheat sheet!