Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Quilt has gone to its new home.
I bought a jelly roll "Swell" by Urban Chicks for Moda - then had the dilemma of how to make it up. The design is loosely following a quilt I saw, with some additions and alterations, such as gentle scalloping on 3 sides to add interest. One jelly roll made the top of the quilt, which is the size of a queen bed topper. I was able to buy some yardage for the border. All that was left of the jelly roll was used to make the flowers and leaves to be appliqued in the border, and the left over flowers were sewn on a vine on the back.
My machine was a little temperamental while I was quilting it, but with some TLC and a little frustration it is done. It is so hard to send machines off to be serviced - when is the right time to be without it? I know - it is for just a short time, 10 days with our technician, but that seems so long to not be able to sew. I think it is almost time though. (please just keep going till I have finished the next couple of projects, then I promise I will get you there.)
This quilt was made for my daughter. She loves the choice of fabrics.
This is the first jelly roll I have used. Certainly is fast and simple.