Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Quilt One - Trip Around the World.
The first jelly rolls were pink (the picture on the right). I got it all pieced together and realized that the quilt would be incredibly tall and skinny... It'd be something like 40" wide and 120" long. I couldn't figure out anything to do with the strips of messed up quilt, and after working on that quilt for days I scrapped it and started over. I went out and bought new fabric and just started sewing like a crazy lady.
While I was stitching away in my unemployed haze, I had a thought. I would finish this quilt in just a few days. Granted, I don't have a permanent full-time job at the moment and can dedicate immense amounts of time to just quilting... but the idea of the quilt challenge happened while quilting this quilt.
I ended up screwing up a few times. For example, when working a Trip Around the World quilt that is rectangular you can't always start with the same fabric in the corners... learned that one the hard way. It's pretty tough to rip seams when you are strip piecing... lots and lots of resewing.
So, the end of the story is that I finished the quilt and got it sent off in time for Christmas, and Julie opened it with me on the phone. She seemed to like it and I hope it brings her warmth and comfort and is of good use. Much love went into it.
Here's a link to the full album: