Until the next quilt

Bella Sophia

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Decision made

I was supposed to put Taylor's quilt on the long arm frame this month, but there was a little wee tiny issue, so I quickly threw a jelly roll quilt together and did two quilts instead of one.
This was the last of the jelly rolls in the house.  I had purchased this one for the tranquility wall hanging and then thought better of it.
I phoned Karen one Saturday morning and asked her if she thought I should move the lengths around a bit and she said she didn't think that was necessary.  I decided to not bother doing right angle joins.  I trimmed the first piece back 18" and then cut away all the selvedges.  Then I started to sew............and sew...........and sew.........and that was only one bobbin.  Started the next row and I just kept sewing.  I do love that final join!  I think it took me over 2 hours.
This was the outcome.  (Yes, there was a breeze and the top row blew over onto the quilt.)  I love the way it looks.  A little bit here, a little bit there.
I grabbed some batiks from the stash and made a backing.  I have to admit I had problems with one piece.  It still isn't right.  That large blue piece is odd.  I'm thinking it may be a bit on the bias.  Not going to worry about it.
Next Wednesday you get to see the completion of this quilt.

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

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