Category Archives: Quilting

First Friday Finish!

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This is my first Friday Finish post as well as the inaugural post of my new blog!

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I completed my first jelly-roll race with Kaffe Fassett fabric, although this photo does not do justice to the richness and variety of colors and patterns, as all of you know.  To make a top with my jelly roll, I used the fun tutorial by Missouri Quilt Company.  I still laugh when I think that the title of the tutorial was something about making this in an hour!  Ha!  It probably took me three-plus hours to finish my first race.

 

I have several fabrics (on the left) that I am auditioning for the borders and the binding.  The fabric at upper right is going to become part of the backing, with leftovers from the other fabrics.

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In my (maniacal) daily effort to read EVERY quilt blog in existence, today I found another quilter’s jelly-roll quilt, and I really liked what she did: She had cut the horizontal jelly strips off-center and vertically two times and then inserted a jelly-roll width of a complimentary color.  Of course, I tried to find this post again when I started writing, but I could not locate it, so I cannot post a link to show her work and what I intend to do next.  (Thank you, Whoever-You-Are.)

I am now going to try to link to Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  There is such a steep learning curve in creating a blog!  I’m thrilled that I managed to put photos into this post and the link to the Missouri Quilt tutorial!