I haven’t been posting much lately, but I have been busy with family life and work. I have also been busy sewing a little girl’s quilt for my friend’s daughter. I used that jelly roll to make a small lap quilt.
I sew 4 stripes of the same shade together and cut some 8 ½ “ blocks.
I then cut some 2 ½” X 8 ½” white stripes and sew them between the stripy blocks:
In between the rows I sew a 2 ½”X 38” white stripe.
I then sew on the borders, sandwiched it and binded it. Et voila!
I left a part of the binding white because I am going to embroiderie her name. As you can see i haven’t finished the binding entirely hence the loose piece of threads… will get to that soon. I have really enjoyed the hand sewing stitching a heart in each box and framing it with straight lines:
I also have been looking for a great jelly roll pattern online so I can at last get on with my sister’s quilt and I found one on the fat quarter shop web site where they have section full of free patterns. Nice! I chose to follow the “Super zig” quilt pattern from Leicen fabrics
using this red jelly roll instead of fat quarters so I need to recalculate the dimensions. I cannot wait to get started, I’ll let you know how I get on!
I have finally received my little woven labels with my name, web address and Quiltylicious sewn on it!
They look fab , I have already sewn a couple on some quilts and I have to say it makes the quilts look finished and pro! (Although I’m far from being one!!)
So I’m going to be busy making my sister’s quilt and in between I’ll pop in a few tutorials!