Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chugging Along

All the strips are cut into squares and ready to start sewing for my Jolly Jelly Roll quilt.

I love how detailed Christa's directions are, however I decided not to pair them together before piecing into strips.  I wanted to lay out each row, ensuring that there wasn't any duplicates touching each other.  I'm not quite sure that was a good idea or not.  I think I just made more work for myself.  Lol.

Notice all the pre-packaged batting in the background?  Lol.  I kinda went nuts my last visit to JoAnn's since they had them for 50% off.  Unfortunately, I don't have a design wall (but I'm quickly realizing how desperately I need one and am now researching portable ideas), so I'm lying it on my ironing board and lining up the rows.  I'm sure there are a million other easier ways to do this, but for now this will have to do.  

I got three rows done and sewn together before I had to call it quits for the night.  After sleeping on it, I'm not 100% sold on it.  I don't know if I just think its too busy.... or if its the fabric not blending the way I had hoped.  I don't know.  For whatever reason, I'm now having second thoughts on it.  I think I'll just keep plugging away at it, and who know... maybe once it's all done I'll change my mind.

Hope everyone is having a terrific Thursday!

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  1. I think it looks great. As for a design wall, I use a cheap table cloth from walmart, the kind that is plastic and the front and felty stuff on the back. And I hang it using those Removeable Command Hanging Strips.

  2. I think your mix of fabric is fabulous. The pink with the brown and the black are beautiful together. The whole looks sophisticated to my eyes.

  3. I also think it looks great. Do you have space to lay it on the floor? I think how you quilt it will also make a difference. An all over quilting pattern will help it all blend together without looking too busy.

  4. These fabrics are lovely. I like this combo and you certainly need a designer's wall :-) It helps a lot.

  5. WOW - gorgeous fabrics, patterns and colour! Love it!

  6. I think once it gets all finished, you will love it. The colors are great!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation