so what have i been working on. i have been sewing & i have been unsewing which is something that we like to call 'successful training'. hahaha.
a couple of quilt camps ago a few people got on the jelly roll race car quilt kick. at the time i did not. i though about it & thought about it. i thought of ways to change it up some. make mine a little different. i am a renegade after all.
in McCall i decided it was time to make the jelly roll race car quilt.
so, i took my jelly roll, trimmed the salvage edges & cut them in two. instead of 40 strips i had 80. instead of mitering the ends i butt seamed them. then i started to sew the 1st seam. my jelly roll has directional fabric in it. i realized that if i put the quilt together like the instructions said that i would have snowmen standing on their heads. i only did the 1 seam in McCall before we packed up & came home.
a few days of being at home & i decided to unsew that 1st seam. all 800 inches of it. for some reason i could not have my snowmen standing on their heads. yes, i am crazy. but, at least i admit it.
so, here it is. my renegaded jelly roll race quilt. if i was in a real race i would have been black flagged for going too slow. i love that all of my snowmen are going the same way so if 1 stands on his head they all will be standing on their heads.
i have 2 borders to add to the quilt. a narrow solid brown & then a wider print from the same line.
i make & sell handbags at a local artisan barn & they were out so last night i took these to the barn. a little bit of variety.
for the camp in McCall i thought it would be nice if each of us brought fabric so i could sew up a pillow case to donate. we got the fabric but the sewing up part didn't happen until this past week. they are washed & ready to be delivered.
lastly, i must share. back in March or April when i saw Countdown to Christmas from Sweetwater i knew i wanted some. so my friends who have a quilt shop near by ordered my a fat quarter bundle. i has forgotten about it until i got the email explaining why i didn't have it sooner. no big deal. i have no plans for it except to sit and look at it. i love this fabric.
i hope everyone is having a productive week.