Happy Friday! I’m finally making a dent in my rather extensive WIP pile of quilts. I finished my Jelly Roll quilt, and just love the Fall look of the colors.
I used a Moda jelly roll called Sunflower Song by Kansas Troubles Quilters. I love these fabrics so much, I ordered a second jelly roll to use in a different quilt top!
The tutorial I used came from (surprise!) Missouri Star Quilt Company. Though Jenny Doan says you can complete this quilt top in 45 minutes to an hour, I confess it took me more like three hours. With practice, I’m sure I can better that time!
Because this was a quick make, I made the choice to quilt it by stitching in the ditch with Isacord (which I LOVE), and instead of hand sewing the binding, I did it all by machine. I also chose not to include any borders. This is the part of quilting I find so fascinating…the learning curve is HUGE, and finding my personal preferences is constant. After finishing this quilt, I am convinced that hand binding is my thing. I really enjoy the process and the look. Live and learn!
I used my binding tool to join the final seam of the binding. It wasn’t as clean as I would like, so I’m thinking I have a bit more practice ahead of me in order to make my binding smooth and wrinkle free.
Have a wonderful weekend, and remember….be crafty, be creative!
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