Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Jelly Roll Leftovers

My friend Wendy issued a challenge for our Wednesday sewing group. I am sure we all have jelly roll bundles that we stash and wonder what to do with them.

Wendy's challenge was to take a jelly roll and actually make something. Did not have to be a big item. The idea was then to pass on the remnants to someone else to use and make use of. Have you got the idea? It is a double challenge I think. Not only to make something using the scraps but to use fabrics that are not your choice. You would not believe these fabrics came from the same bundle that Wendy chose. 

I cannot yet show you what I made with my jelly roll because at this stage I still have not made it but the idea is there. I started off with Wendy's leftovers. It looked like a very pretty bundle of 1930's style fabrics but what to do with them. One thing I wanted to try was a Plus Sign quilt. This was the perfect opportunity to get it out of the system with something small.

To see how it would work I drew it out on graph paper then cut my strips into 2.5" squares.

Here it is all laid out on the floor ready for sewing. Even I occasionally feel the need to machine piece and this whipped up quickly. Love these colours and fabrics.

All stitched and a border added. Well, it had to be pink. I think it adds to the 1930's feel of it. I cannot remember the details of the fabric line but will ask Wendy.

Measures 32" square.

It is now all sandwiched and quilting has started. Progress may be a bit slower on this.

So far, so good. Five bundles to go.

Happy Stitching.


Thursday, 17 September 2015

Bubbles II Finished

Yay! A finish. At last.

It has now gone to live with a new owner. A dear friend who became a granny twice in 11 days. I had great fun making it and I know my friend will enjoy using it too.

Short and sweet post.

Happy Stitching.