I’ve had two beautiful layer cakes of Heather Bailey fabric for several years now.
As soon as I saw this, I knew that is what I wanted to do with them.
I even had the ruler!
But they waited for years until I found the perfect fabric for the curved strips. I realized, I already had it. This is a top quality Muslin and it is the perfect color.
I cut my pieces and I was ready to sew!
Wa, wa, waaaaaaa……
Yuck. Not a quitter, I tried again.
Yeah, not much improvement.
For the third try, I used Kona Snow.
Better, not good. My improv curves were smoother. I’m going to go watch videos on this and try again another day. Or I could cut my losses and use the rest of these fabrics for a different project altogether.
Either way, this project is in time out until I return to AZ. Have a great day!
After a long trip in the truck, we are back in Michigan! We took the southern route on this map. It took us three days and we are still tired. I apologize for not responding to comments the last few weeks, but this is why! So many last minute things to do.
We made a quick stop to take Winslow’s picture in Winslow. She seemed pleased!
And a quick stop in Texas for BBQ and to see Cadillac Ranch.
We didn’t stop in St. Louis, but the arch is still a big milestone.
The pups were excellent travelers!
We got home just in time to see the three Es on Easter Sunday.
I decided to go with a slightly different block pattern
So I ripped and redid the first two.
Eventually, I think I will add alternate plain blocks. I’m not sure of the name of this block, sugar bowl maybe? Anyway, I like it and it felt like a good fit for this fabric line. It is all feed sack repro prints.
As much as it pains me to leave a project in the middle, that is exactly what I’m doing with this one. I’m leaving this in Arizona and will pick up where I left off when I return.
I decided to make a Fence Rail quilt with this jelly roll. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with jelly rolls. They are convenient, but do you follow the peaks or valleys to determine the edge? I never know. So I like to trim them with my die cutter.
See the extra on this? Not all jelly rolls are this bad, but I’m glad I trimmed this one. Now they will match with the white strips I cut.
It takes two print and two plain strips to make one of these 16 inch blocks.
It’s a simple design, but one I’ve wanted to make for a while. It will only take 20 blocks for a 64 by 80 inch lap quilt.