Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A New Project

where it came fromA few weeks ago I found this blog and she was just beginning a Jelly Roll Sew Along.  At the time I was working on other projects and couldn’t join in the fun.

jelly roll ready to cutBut this week I was ready and started.  I have had this jelly roll for over a year, so long I can’t remember where I got it.  I don’t think I bought it because I didn’t like what I saw on the outside.  But I think I really like several of the fabrics in this line, which is probably no longer available.

pieces ready to sew I spent most of Monday and Tuesday afternoons cutting rectangles and squares from all of the jelly roll and 24 background squares.  I believe I have said how much I don’t like the cutting fabric part of quilting.

magnets as weightsOne of the neat things that I learned while cutting all of that fabric.  I have these long magnets that I use on my quilt frame and I just now figured out that I can use them on this large cutting ruler so both it and the fabric stays still.  Why didn’t I think of this before?

first seamHere are a bunch of rectangles stitched to squares.  But, oh, my, there are so many more to go.

trial setting  I put a few of the 6” blocks on the wall to see what this quilt is going to look like and I am pleased.  I guess that I will keep cutting and sewing.

I forgot to take pictures but I have prepped this months Fish and Owl BOM blocks.  Maybe tomorrow, before going to our daughter’s for BBQ ribs, I will work on fabric selection for them.  

Have a great 4th
and celebrate our Freedom


Mary said...

Great start to your jelly roll quilt! Have a wonderful July 4th!

Kate said...

It's always fun to start a new project. Enjoy your 4th of July celebrations!

jjthor said...

Your Jelly roll quilt is going to be nice when it is done! I like the colors in it,