A New Beginning

Today, I spent quite a while cutting 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips into lengths 2 1/2″, 4 1/2″, 6 1/2″, 8 1/2″, 14″, and 10 1/2″.  Then I cut 40 – 2 1/2″ in strips from white , Kona cotton and then cut those into pieces as well.  This is for my quilt that I have decided to make from my Basic Gray for Moda – Urban Couture Jelly Roll.  (Above are the strips after ironing and before cutting.)

Here are all the pretty, little pieces…

Then after I cut the strips I pieced several pieces together to make a block.  I started with random pieces in different colors to make the flower.

But I’ve decided that since I chose this quilt pattern to show off the fabric, I’m going to do each flower in the same color and pattern.  This, however, is going to require that I pull out all the scraps from each strip and cut an additional 6 1/2″ length from each color/pattern.  Oh well, I think it will be worth it in the end.  I really like the look of the flower being all the same color. 

So, there you go.  One down, a gazillion to go.  I’m retiring for the evening, because it is still snowing and my sewing room, which is downstairs, is cold.  So, warm bubbly bathtub…here I come! 



3 thoughts on “A New Beginning

  1. Erica, This fabric is GEORGEOUS!!!! I really like that you are going to make all the flower blocks in one color, it really shows off the fabric colors and brings out the flower pattern as well. You are really getting to be quite a quilter! I can’t wait to see it finished! 🙂

  2. Erica, I agree with your Mom the fabric is Georgeous. I really like the colors, and the way the flowers are being put together. It will be beautiful. What a job to cut out all those strips and little pieces. You are getting to be quite the quilter. Keep up the wonderful work.
    Love You

  3. I agree what great colors! They just make you happy. Good luck, I’m sure it will turn out great. Maybe after schooling in 3 years I’ll have to join the quilting crew.
    Love ya,

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