Wha-a-a-a-t? It’d be easier to say it’s for a friend, but since it’s family, well, it’s FAMILY.
So HAPPY NATIONAL QUILTING DAY! I believe this is the first time ever that I have actually gotten to quilt on this holiday. EVER. We are usually celebrating birthdays on the third weekend in March, but this year, we are celebrating at another time.
My weekend started out having to decide which mini roll to use for the Jelly Roll Jam pattern, which I have made several times before. It’s free from Fat Quarter Shop and there is a great tutorial too. With input from my sister, I chose the Fine & Dandy set on the right.
We decided we loved the little turtles the best. I also adore the striped strips! My sister thought the honeycomb prints didn’t really “go”….I told her they’d be fine, but seriously, there are no bees on these prints.
First thing is to put the 18 strips into groups of six. Done✅
Then sew them together, then cut. Done✅
Then sew again. Done✅
I really wasn’t sure how to quilt this one. I don’t know the parents-to-be, so I don’t know if they’re into frilly girly stuff for their future daughter or not. In my opinion that leaves swirly twirly loops and stuff o-u-t. I decided to go with the organic lines, on or near every seam.
I got the binding on without any mishaps, while my daughter told me about her day. This houndstooth fabric worked perfectly with the top and the “newsprint” on the back. I haven’t used it in actual blocks ever, as it is lighter pink in some areas on the yardage, and I just don’t like that.
After finishing this quilt✅, except for the label, I decided I wasn’t done yet. So I made a couple small blocks, just because I wanted to.
It’s my party and I can sew if I want to!
How are YOU celebrating this quilting holiday?