This week I pieced my last quilt top for the year. I've had supplies for this project hiding away in a drawer for many months, and this was the week to make it. It's kind of like my present to myself after Christmas - just piecing something easy with fabrics that make me happy.
I used the Jump Rings Quilt tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company. The pattern in their Block magazine says to use a layer cake, but the online video demonstrates using a jelly roll. Either one will work great. I had a jelly roll precut of the fabric line Rhoda Ruth by Elizabeth Hartman for Kaufman Fabrics. I love the reminder note at the bottom of this instruction page, "People will see your quilts long after you're gone... not your housework!"
I'm not sure if there is such a verb, but there is a lot of SNOWBALLING that happens while making these blocks!
The prints in this fabric line are pretty fun. While I was piecing it reminded me a lot of taking my kids to the Pittsburgh Zoo. We absolutely love going to the zoo. The last time we went was Columbus Day of this past year when they were off school, and we had the best day. Maybe it had something to do with the cool giraffe print!
And there's one last shot of my quilt top on this windy winter day waving goodbye to 2016. After I get it quilted I'll show you again and try to hang it the other direction instead of sideways :-)
Even though this is Saturday, it's not too late for me to link up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday! Thanks so much for visiting. Hope to see you next week!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!