I'm soon going to be stitching a quilt for a friend out of a jelly roll and two charm packs. But, since I've never worked with a jelly roll before (I know, I know, where I have been all this time!!), I thought I had better work out the kinks on a quilt of my own first vs. using hers for my learning curve!
I bought this "Boutique" jelly roll, pattern, and backing fabric almost four years ago from this gal on line.
(Isn't it interesting how your taste in fabric and color changes? While I still love the fabrics, it has a much warmer feel than the clear colors I am drawn to today.)
Donna's in the Attic was the very first quilt blog I had discovered, and the first time I had ever ordered fabric on line, so this quilt marks a very significant milestone for me. :) Maybe that's why I couldn't bear to open up the perfectly coiled roll of fabric to get started? Or, maybe because I was hung up on the fact that I wouldn't be able to prewash the strips?
Anyway, I was fine once I got started!!
It took me a bit to figure out what an exact 1/4 of an inch looks like when the edge is pinked. But, after some trial and error, I think I got it.
I decided to press the seams open again on this quilt. I just did that on the last blocks I pieced for my "Dragonfly Days" and really liked how accurate the piecing was as a result, not to mention how nice and flat the blocks lay. Since the seams won't be nestling together on this particular quilt,
pressing them flat is a really nice option.
I'm going to set this project aside for the time being so I can work on my friend's quilt (and Christmas preparations!), but I'll keep you posted!