Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quilting Distraction.......

I received a jelly roll package at a recent retreat... and I have been fascinated with them. 40 some 2 1/2 inch strips - what to do, what to do. Now, mind you , I have TONS of UFO's to finish (some not even listed) so I really should have just put the jelly roll quilt on the list and moved on.... but I really, really love the fabrics and wanted to make something with them. So, I decided to make a braid quilt - and I am enjoying the results. These are the first two rows - looks like I will have 6 more rows, plus I have decided to do two rows with a cream color on one side - then sew these two together to form a cream insert down the middle of the quilt - perhaps a good place to add some wool applique???? or machine applique.... well, as a quilting distraction it worked out nicely. I found the pattern for the braid at Quiltville. It was being used as a border, but I thought a whole quilt would look great!

Thought For the Day
Multi-tasking arises out of distraction itself.
Marilyn vos Savant


Fiesta said...

thank you for posting this.
I always wondered how to make a braid and thank to you and Bonnies directions I started one last night. What a wonderful way to use up scraps and save the braid for a scrap quilt or something.

Rhondee said...

What a great way to use up those jelly-roll strips. I'm always afraid to cut into them for fear of messing up a project or running out of the needed fabrics. Great job!

MOLLY said...

I've been saving strips for a braid. Now you have inspired me to start it. Thanks and great blog. I found you through Rhonda. She is a member of my quilting group and a great friend. Isn't she great? Molly

Karen said...

I found your blog through another. I have enjoyed my visit. Loved seeing some of the things you are working on.