Thursday, 23 August 2012

Jelly Roll hexagons

Today I can share with you a finished quilt top. Ok. Not finished finished... I still need to trim it square and add the borders. But the main part of it is finished.

This is a jelly roll quilt from one of Pam and Nicky Linton's most recent books. It is entirely machine pieced with no y-seams and it went together like a breeze.

The fabric is a custom "jelly roll " cut by my lqs using just the blues and the creams from the range  Papillon by 3Sisters for Moda. I have more of the cream prints to add a border and then blue for the binding, though I am tempted to go and get some of the coral print instead!

I have tomorrow off work and Monday is a bank holiday here in the UK so I'm planning on getting a fair bit of sewing done, including quilting this one; at least starting the woven blocks for the sew intertwined quilt; finishing the pack mania quilt top; and starting a quilt top that a friend has asked me to make using a Count Down to Christmas jelly roll I got last year. And I really should do this month's bee block.

I'm hoping to post each evening as that way I'll be more productive because I'll want to have something to share with you.

Also, heading into new technological territory, this is my first real post using my not-so-new-anymore blackberry PlayBook!  So far so good!

4 comments:

Nic said...

Hehe, great minds.... A four day weekend plus quilting - snap!

Look forward to seeing what you get done this weekend. Looks good so far

Leo said...

I think a coral border would be nice, it won't really be a contrast, but it will be a visible frame around the quilt.
Is that the quilt you are going to make 2 of?
Your first black-berry post turned out perfectly well.

Karen M said...

This is beautiful. Yet another project for me to put on my to do list. Oy. I am so over committed.

Cherie said...

Sounds like you'll have a nice long weekend. It's great to have days to finish things up.
Hope the quilting goes to plan =D