My first quilt project for 2010

Posted Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 in Fabrics, Family, My Projects, Patterns, Quilting, Sewing and Crafting | Read More

Jennifer and Tristan gave me a ‘Snippets’ jelly roll and a new quilt book for Christmas. I picked a pattern, Jitterbug, from the book¬† and have started to cut the jelly roll. I bought 3 yards of plain white fabric for the background. I cut the background fabric into 39 strips each 2 1/2 inches.

The cutting of strips and squares is finished!

The HSTs (half square triangles) are sewn and are ready to be sewn into blocks of four HSTs.

The last border was added on February 7. I will use bleached muslin for the backing.

I have had a lot of fun making this quilt. Everything went together perfectly. I did all the pieces at the same time  for each step of the quilt.

The only thing I would do differently if I ever use this pattern again, is to trim the excess fabric behind the white sky of the flying geese parts. The pattern said to leave it in for stability but I think it adds too much bulk to the block. I did trim away the excess fabric when I made the sashing pieces and they were stable.

Thank you Jennifer and Tristan! I love my Christmas gift!

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