Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quilt top in under an hour...

I belong to a few groups on Facebook which are sewing related. Someone posted somewhere about something and someone commented with a link which took me through to this...

Let's back track... A friend and I went to the Stitches and Craft show at Rosehill Racecourse a few months ago. We were both bitterly disappointed and managed to be in and out in 2 hours which left us with an hour and a half before we had to be back at school. We called into Hobbysew at Top Ryde and I spotted these on the counter marked down from $39.95 to $20. I really liked the colours and knew I wanted them for a quilt top but wasn't sure of a pattern.

I knew I didn't want to spend a lot of time on this quilt top as the sole purpose of this quilt is for having breakfast outside mid season where it's too cold to not have a blanket but too nice to sit inside. It had to be big and had to be quick. Jelly Roll Race, perfect!

The instructions say to leave the fabric as it comes off the roll, in hindsight, perhaps I should have put the fabric back into the 2 rolls it came out of but I put all the colours together. The strips are also wider than a traditional jelly roll but meh, it's okay!

It is certainly big enough!

Stef got some batting almost the perfect size off Freecycle and I bought a back from CA Boyle Textiles ($11 /m not $24.95/m!!)  when I was down there a few weeks ago so all up this quilt will cost me about $60 and some time. It's pinned, just needs to be sandwiched now and then bound. I am going to give quilting it a go and if it's no good will take it down to the lady who quilted the boys quilts for me... just in time for spring.

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