Monday, October 4, 2010

Jelly Roll quilt....

I have to get ready for my new frames!
Danny is doing such a great job on them, he is really into this project for some reason?!?!
Is it to get me quilting and let him hunt as much as he wants to????
Yep! That will work Honey!
Of course I already have a stash of pieced tops awaiting quilting but I just couldn't help myself and start another one today. I got this idea from Natalie, The Hideaway Girl....if you haven't been to her blog you should go. She has the most amazing pictures EVER!! I told Danny I was going out to the west coast soon!! He laughed at me, again!
I am using a Batik Jelly Roll that I got at Joanne fabrics for a steal last year. I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with it til I saw hers and this fabric is perfect. You use a 2 1/2" Jelly roll strip and alternate rows with a 1 1/2" solid, I am using an off white cotton. You just go around and around with a long strip of pieces sewn together end to end. Easy Peasy!
Now I have a dilemma....again........ I need another sewing machine!
I am so dagum in love with this Juki that I don't want to give it up and put it in the frames to quilt with it. I know it will be wonderful for the frames but I love piecing on it. I don't know what I like the best about it either....probably the heavy duty-ness.........or
the thread cutter? Or the throat space? Not sure but I think it is a dream package for a quilter/piecer.
Do you think if I sell a couple more machines that he will let me buy another one?
After all I do work hard for my money!

9 comments:

Hideaway Girl said...

Thanks for your sweet comments about my blog! Your quilt will be fabulous - I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Kathleen said...

I haven't quilted in over five years--but you're inspiring me to get out my nearly finished quilt top and start back again!

Love reading your updates!

Kathleen said...

I haven't quilted in over five years--but you're inspiring me to get out my nearly finished quilt top and start back again!

Love reading your updates!

Brenda said...

You are so creative! I don't know where you find the time to do all you do ... especially now that you're working outside the home too. You amaze me :D

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Kathleen~ You need to get that quilt out and finish it and send me a picture of it!! You can do anything!!

Brenda~ HAHAHA You know it's my ADD!!! Amazing? Not!!! Thanks anyway!! ;-)))

the canned quilter said...

Lovely quilt ! My aren't we energetic this week : ) I haven't even got my quilt on the frame yet... Hugs

Crystal Raen said...

oh wow that is going to be gorgeous!

Mama-Bug said...

That's going to be a lovely quilt! I love the vibrant colors.

Lovie said...

Love that quilt and thanks for the link to Hideaway Girl - I now one of her followers also.