I did some sewing this weekend after spinning my wheels trying to locate my Quilt Sampler from Summer 2007. Colleen is sewing up a wonderful quilt featured in this edition, Karen showed her finished quilt and I had the bug...... alas, not to be for me right now. So I sewed a strippy quilt.
I saw one done on a blog, can not for life of me remember which one, that gave me the idea of using up a Blackbird Designs Jelly Roll. You sew the ends together of all the strips, I sewed them blunt end, then started sewing end to end side seams, you now have 2 strips together, sew end to end to get 4 strips together....on and on.... I noticed that mathematics was going to enter in to this idea... I should have cut at least one strip in half to start with because the finished width was going to be 43 inches and that is the length of one strip. Hmmm. I was not achieving the random pattern so I trimmed one end and started again. This helped some, I am not sure if I would use a jelly roll again for this strippy method. But this is one quilt top together for a charity quilt.
My Twisted Sisters assignment this year is to have charity quilts done before our gathering in July. I will quilt it up and try another idea!!!
This little cutie was made by my Twisted Sister, Suzie. 2007 we made little quilts and sent them to Ami simms for her Alzheimer fundraising efforts. Each month on the 1st through 10th Ami has an online auction of little quilts. I purchased this one from her little treasures category.
I noticed several little quilts made that were African inspired. My sister had been on a mission trip there and this little quilt would fit right in with a theme she was putting together. I gave it to her for Christmas last year.
I sewed this JLW quilt in December, now that I have my new little camera I took a picture. I will get it quilted up soon.
I have joined a PIF over at Sharon's ...this is my firt time so......if you want to join in with me email or leave me a message and let me know. I will take the first 3 messages. You then continue it on your blog and have your 3 to send a handmade gift to by June.
We are having amazing temperatures of 55 degrees this week, wow.....I am enjoying the bright blue skies. Central Oregon truly is a beautiful place.