A Beautiful Friendship
Once upon a time there were two fabric jelly rolls. They sat upon my sewing desk, up on a shelf looking down at me for a couple of months and caused me to have a happy little quilting daydream every time I saw them when I sat down to sew. Though one was Moda and the other was Robert Kaufman, they both arrived to me via the USPS from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. After spending so much time together, they found that besides being a MSQC daily deal, they really had a lot in common and became best friends. They now have a bond so strong it can only be broken with a seam ripper...
Ok that's enough, right? I know I've said this before - I really have no business starting a new quilting project, but the truth is I really couldn't wait to open up these pretty jelly rolls. And after working with all that brown, blue, and plaids from the Old Shirt Quilt, I needed a pick-me-up.
Part of those happy little quilting daydreams about these jelly rolls included my Creative Grids Double Strip 90 degree quarter-square triangle ruler and what I might do with them. I had only tried this ruler once when making a pillow cover last year, and wanted to use it for a larger project.
I began by opening up the jelly rolls and pairing up a solid strip with a printed strip. Yeah, that was some fabric fun, for sure.
The next step is to sew the strips together. Press the seam allowances to one side. I chose to press toward the solid fabric.
Each strip set is then rotary cut using the Creative Grids Double-Strip ruler. I got 8 triangles from each strip set. That means I can make 2 blocks that are 8" finished size from each strip set.
If my math is correct, I should have 80 blocks when they are completed. I haven't had much time to dedicate to piecing this week because I am getting busy with longarm quilting for clients, but even so these blocks go together very quickly. With accurate cutting and stitching, these are really easy to piece. It will be fun deciding how to arrange them all when I'm done.
So this story is kind of a "choose your own adventure" at this point in time, but I'm pretty sure the tale of these two jelly rolls will have a happy ending.
I'll be sharing this blog post over at Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.
Thanks for reading. Happy Wednesday!
1/14/2015 07:29:33 am
This is scrumptious! I bought 2 Horizon layer cakes and used one (plus other scraps) and made a disappearing 9 patch. Now I have a good idea of what else I can do with the second one. Thanks for sharing! Hope you post your finished product.
2/3/2015 06:30:34 am
these are wonderful...
2/3/2015 09:05:53 pm
Thanks, Lynn! Haven't seen you all for a while. I'll be down to visit soon.
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