I finally had the chance to do some sewing tonight (see the strips all in a row) and ran into a slight glitch in the plan. I was ready to finally work on the jelly roll strip quilt I planned as a wedding gift. Well, I got out the strips and the pattern and discovered that I cut them wrong!!! AAAARRRGGGHHH. Okay, so I backed up a bit and started looking at other patterns. I think I found a solution and can I say, it pays to be a packrat. Fortunately, I had just bought another strip quilting book.
The pattern I'm going to use has different picture blocks to sew. Each block is 10" so I chose the ones that I liked and then can fill in with other 10" blocks. And I think I like this idea better. I chose hearts, a dog, houses and a few other things that fit the newlyweds. I'm excited.
Here is the first block I was playing with. Not sure about the fabric in this one but I do like the idea. It will take me a bit longer since each block is different but I do think well worth it!
Here is the book that is saving my sanity. I am so glad that I bought it.
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To check the others, please click on the scarecrow on my sidebar. Debi, who did so much to make this happen, did such a great job with the organization. I think we can all say a big THANK YOU to her for that.
And I want to say, good luck to all who entered. Check back on Friday, after noon, to find out who won. I will email the winners first before posting their name.
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. And thanks for listening.