With all the happenings of the last week or so, you would be forgiven for thinking I had hung up my sewing machine (?) and retired to the television (and vodka?), but not me.
Last weekend I pulled out the Terrain jelly roll and charm pack I had been saving for my sister's birthday next year, and got planning and making a quilt for her and my brother-in-law for now.
I googled 'jelly roll quilts' having got nowhere on Moda Bake Shop, not having the extra 3 jelly rolls, 2 layer cakes and 18yds of backing most of the patterns there required, and spotted the one, which I just did a bit of maths for and winged it. I just love the simplicity.
I ordered some of my favourite Klona from Backstitch for the backing, a half meter of one of the flora prints from eBay for the binding, and used about a meter Kona Snow for the rest.
I had the fabric arrive and it all pieced and quilted by last Wednesday, spent a couple of evenings on the binding and had it all washed and tumbled yesterday.
It should arrive early next week to coincide with their anniversary, and it is the closest thing to being able to give them a real-life hug as I can do right now.
It measured 62"x 72" before washing, has straight-line quilting a foot's width each side of the seams, 50wt Aurifil in 2021 off-white on the front and 40wt teal 4043 on the back.
I hope it arrives quickly xxx