Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super weekend. The last few days in happy longarm quilter land have just zoomed by.
I spent Friday and Saturday at Stitchin’ Heaven hanging out with my beginners. I was so busy that I never even considered taking photos. The progress they’ve made is so significant that some of my beginners have moved onto piecing my One Row at a Time quilt. It seems that because my ladies have dedicated the third Friday and Saturday of the month for several months they want to continue coming and learning while working on another project. I hope it’s a sign that they are enjoying their time with us.
During our time together, my beginners ask me loads of questions. Yesterday we had a conversation about Jelly Rolls and how to use them. So I promised to bring an example in next month. On my journey home l I got to thinking about Jelly Roll quilts and the fact that I have several in my stash. By the time I got home I had planned a whole Jelly Roll project that I can bring in to show beginners. I scratched out the general layout of the quilt while watching TV last evening. Needless to say that I was busy machining a Jelly Roll today.
The most difficult part of this project was pulling the ribbon off the Jelly Roll.
Once I got the strips unrolled I was off. I pieced the centre of the quilt and added the inner border. I’m hoping to add the outer border and start planning the quilting tomorrow. Due to time constraints I will most likely longarm quilt it. Choosing a quilting design is going to be difficult. I think something curvaceous will soften all the straight lines.
So it’s been a good day in my little world. I spent most of the day in my sewing room sewing. My Sarah was doing the same in another room. Both mother and daughter working with 2-1/2” strips! I never thought we’d both be working on something similar. I hope to post more progress photos soon. If I’m really lucky Sarah may let me post about her recent quilt projects as well.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be doing some more appliqué prep work. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you really enjoy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥