Tuesday, November 13
I bought this vintage looking quilt pattern on ebay, thinking it was a hexagon paper pieced quilt plus I loved the look of it, it's a bit different to the traditional grandma's garden..
I thought it was something I could do on sewing days with my friends, you know sit, stitch and not have to think too much about what I'm doing.
Well, I could not be more wrong, this is made out of the new thing out now called a "Jellyroll" .
A Jellyroll as seen here, is strips of co-ordinating fabrics rolled up into a roll, there is even a Jellyroll club.
You sew the strips together and make all sorts of quilt designs / patterns out of the strips.
I love the idea, it would really go together quite quickly and I think it would be fun.
So to solve my, what to sit and stitch with friends...I'm back doing the old favourite grandma's garden, hand paper-pieced in the traditional way.
I'm using the 1930's reproduction fabrics, left over from my 'Aunt Maggie's Tulip' and another G/Garden quilt I have hand pieced, and still have fabric left over.
I thought this time , I would fussy cut the last circle of hexagons for a different look, it does take up more fabric doing this and there is a bit of wastage, but it looks nice, so where I can I will fussy cut the fabrics...
Off to do some work, have a lovely day/ evening...