What I’m Working On…

I’ve been sewing each morning on the quilt that is destine to be a wedding present.  I have decided that I am okay with the present being a little late but I still want to get it to the couple as soon as I can.  Happily I finished it up this week…

What do you think?

JellyRollQuilt

You can’t see it the best and I apologize for that.  It’s the best I can do with my injured foot.  You can see a few spots where it’s darker in the green.  I had to piece together some strips to have enough fabric.  I don’t think it will be noticeable once it’s quilted.

Originally Mary from Country Threads came up with this.  She designed it to be smaller and made with a jelly roll.  I used scraps.  You can find more about the pattern here.

Right now I like it but I am not head over heals in love with it.  I think I’ll like it better once it’s quilted.  I’ve found that quilting a top really makes it pop.

Next up for me is that I’ll need to find a backing.  That’s on list to tackle next.  That sounds easy but maneuvering my scooter into the closet and out isn’t the easiest.  I’ll manage though.  I’m thinking that if I get that backing done and the binding pieced, once I have my cast off I can get it finished up in no time.  Can you believe that I had a thoughtful blog reader offer to quilt it for me.  WOW.  That was so sweet.  I think I’m going to tackle it myself though.

I started working on sewing my hour glass blocks together for my Pfeffernuse quilt.  I posted this picture on Instagram.  hourglass blocks

Bonnie Hunter commented on it and suggested that I save the hour glass blocks as my leader and ender challenge….Hmmmm.  I just might do that.  For now they were the closest thing to the sewing machine so that’s what I was sewing on…  We’ll see.

The block made me smile…that upper fabric was gifted to me by Mary the Sailor.  THANKS Mary.

I think it’s time for me to take some time and re situate my projects and get some help to get them moved closer to the sewing machine.  I did make some progress on my UFO quilting so stop by on Wednesday to see that.

To see what others are working on check out Patchwork Times.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Jill Klop

    Love it!!! I was scheduled to go on a quilt store shopping trip the day you posted that idea. I bought fabric to use with a partial jelly roll that I had leftover from another project. I’m going to be able to get 2 baby quilts out of it and they’ll be for donation! I’m just thrilled with this idea. I hope to send a picture to you soon!

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