Thursday, January 14, 2016

Quilt #3

So now I'm looking for something else to do.  Wait I have that Moda Dot Dot Dash Jelly Roll.

So I am look for some quick things to do with the Jelly Roll and decide on a quick strip pattern.  Even this beginner can't goof that up.

So then I decide what I'll be doing with it once it's completed.  I decide to give it to my niece Preslie, who lives in Atlanta, and I don't get to see her enough.  Her 14th birthday is just after Christmas.

After I unroll the fabric it is all so cute and now I have to decide how to lay out the rows.  I lay out a few choices and decide with a bit of help from my sister.

Good thing I have a big counter in my kitchen otherwise I'd be on the floor. These were are final two choices.

Once we decided I got to sewing.  It goes very quick.  Remember I said even this beginner couldn't goof this up.  Well I was wrong.  My 1/4" seam allowance must not be consistently accurate.  Once I added all the rows, I folded it in half to cut off the selvage edges.  Well it wasn't square at all.  I then squared it up and didn't worry about  my seam allowance.  I lost about 5 inches off the width doing the square up.  But that's ok.  Live and learn.  Need more practice on my consistency of seam allowances.

Take it off to Alice and let her know that I need it just after Christmas.  She love the fabric, so much that she ordered a jelly roll for herself. 

After waiting for the call, it is done.  Here it is!

I picked a simple white flannel for the backing.  It is soft and shows the quilting, but next time I might do a color for the backing.  Oh well we learn with each one.  Alice and I forgot to talk about the binding, she chose a purple and it looks great.

I sent it off to my niece, who didn't know I was making it for her.  She received it on her birthday and was very happy.  I sent it with a note, when she needs a hug just wrap this around her and know it is a hug from me.

Ok, I think I'm hooked.  Onto another project.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet looking quilt! It looks like you are definitely hooked at this point. How nice that your sister is willing to come offer support and advice, too.