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!