Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Quilt of One's Own

I'm starting a quilt!!! I have spent sooo much time admiring quilts and thanks to Pinterest, I've been pushed over the edge. I do not have a finished project to show you, only a picture of what I got so far. I have fallen in love with the 'scrappy' quilts that have bursts of colors engulfed with a solid background, like white or cream. Take a look at my 'blocks' so far. The goal for completion is summer. (This is my first quilt after all & I love to switch around and work on a couple projects at a time.) I know I probably didn't do this correctly, but I just began serging together all my scraps. When I got a 'blob', I pressed & cut it to a 6 inch square.

Now I can't wait for more scraps to come!

A big thanks to the great sales rep at Joann's last night. My 7 year old & I went on a late night excursion and while my fabric was getting cut, the woman told me all about Lasagna Quilts/The Jelly Roll Quilt. I came home and checked it out right away. To my surprise, I'm in AWE! This is a must do for anyone!!! (Even those first timers.) It looks like a blast. If all goes well with 'scrappy', I will definitely be giving this a try. Just take a look :
(in the search box type: The Jelly Roll 1600 Quilt)
You'll be amazed. You Tube videos are also available. I was blown away by the winners time. 
Hope you enjoy!


  1. This is great, keep up the great work.

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to see the finished product:)