Last week completely got away from me thanks to an incorrectly cut jelly roll.
When I made those lattice blocks last week, I used part of a factory cut jelly roll along with strips from my stash. Assuming that the jelly roll strips had been correctly cut to 2.5”, I cut the additional strips to 2.5” and then proceeded to piece my blocks... Those factory cut strips? Not all cut to 2.5". There were widths varying from 2.25” – 2.75”; and some were cut crookedly. I seem to always get the pre-cuts that are cut incorrectly…yet I continue to buy them. Guess I can't blame anyone but myself.
So, as I was saying, last week completely got away from me. I scrapped the lattice quilt and shelved those blocks – hopefully I can figure out a way to make something with them in the future. Since this quilt is for a sick friend, I went back to the drawing board and opted to make a Layers of Charm quilt because it looks good and comes together quickly.
Well, I should say "the top comes together quickly". The quilting? Not so much. I had planned on stippling the quilt so I could get that part done in an afternoon or two. However, once I got it basted, I decided that wasn't what I wanted to do. Instead, I decided to do something that would require burying 8,000,000 threads.
I hate burying threads.
The quilting (and thread burying) took me 4 days! I was finally able to finish the quilting last night and got the remaining threads buried today. I just finished attaching the binding to the front of the quilt before coming downstairs to post this and have some supper.
|Since I can't share the quilt until it's received, here is a pretty pic of binding |
strips. The few strips that were cut to 2.5" made it into my binding along
with some solids.
If I don't get the binding attached to the back this evening, it will be done first thing in the morning. Then I can toss the quilt in the wash, snap some pics and get it shipped out.
On to the list for the rest of the week:
· Finish & ship Layers of Charm quilt
· Bind Grunge quilt, add sleeve & deliver it
· Finish binding Tango quilt
Linking up with Christine @ Stitch ALL The Things