While I was sorting through fabrics for my eBay listings and Etsy shop, I watched one after another of her videos. Here's the one I just HAD to try first: The Jelly Roll Race! Take a look and see what I did with it!
So I took a handful of the triangles from the Treat, unfolded them, ironed them and then cut them in half and in half again to make 4 squares from each block.
I was left with a sweet little pile of colorful, eye popping squares! Next, I attacked the black and whites - ironing, trimming and cutting them into 2 1/2" strips. Some of them were scraps, so they weren't 44" long - that made for some tweaking in the design as I sewed.
Once I had my mountainous strip (it was one single row at this point), I found the two ends and sewed them side by side.
All the way till the very end, which were, as Jenny suggested, twisted.
|Here's the pile behind my machine as it was coming off.|
The next step requires you to REPEAT the same thing: take the two ends, place them side by side and sew them together. Each time you do this, it gets 1/2 again as short! Whoo hooo - you are flying!
You go from the strip, to two rows, to four rows (above) and eight rows (below).
Then, it's time to go crazy and sew those ends together, too.
What you get, is THIS:
|Thanks so Mr W - he's my quilt rack!|
A patchy-mix and match of fun colors! Don't the batiks just MAKE the quilt? I LOVE it!! Next... a binding and then it's ready to finish and send to it's new home!
Here is Jenny, from Missouri Quilt Co.'s video. She does a GREAT job of explaining how to do this. Can't wait to finish mine!
Who wants to try this next?