Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jelly roll Quilt Along

I joined the Moose on the porch Quilts, find it here, Jelly roll quilt-along. For the next 6 month they are designing 12 blocks, 2 a month,1 every 2 weeks – so it is doable. You get the instructions and samples to view. They have a Flicker sight to post up a picture of you blocks. It is fun.

I bought a jelly roll from Walmart. It only had 4 different prints, so I bought a coordinating roll of fat quarters.

 You get instructions for what to purchase and a schedule for the blocks. I have the first two blocks completed.

I wrote earlier on this blog that I wanted to get into quilting and that I was going to make modern quilts were I didn’t have to match points, corners, etc. Well these blocks require you to match. I am OK with that. I purchased a while back a ¼ “ foot for my machine and life is grand. It works beautifully. If only I was using the correct edge. The foot had two edges on the right. One that is ¼” away from the needle and one that is about 3/8” away. It had a 90 degree turn at the edge. I started the blocks using the farther 3/8” edge, so my sewn pieces were smaller. I had to adjust other parts of the block to accommodate my bigger seam. When you make the seams the same size thing fit together. Duh!

I am looking forward to the next block.

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