Catching Up

It has been a busy couple of weeks around here – at least in the sewing room. And on the couch while watching football games. Want to see some pictures?

First, the second Rosette 2 of La Passacaglia is done and pressed. The center started out with cool colors and then it heated up on the way out to the outer rings.

And I finished some three dimensional sewing with embroidery! (Embroidery is kind of fun. I could get used to this.) Yes, pillows are about as three dimensional as I get! The blue is more of a royal blue than it looks here.

I completed the quilt top for the blog hop quilt. And today I pressed the backing

I did run into a small problem when trying to baste the quilt.But I did get it done, so quilting will start tomorrow. Unless I decide to make the binding first, that is.

Yesterday was Sew With a Jelly Roll Day, so after I finished the quilt top, I got out this jelly roll.

I guess technically it’s something other than a jelly roll since it is not a Mode Fabric. It is Oasis from Robert Kauffman.

My first plan was to make a Missouri Star Quilt Company pattern called Stack and Flip so I started sewing strips together for that. I didn’t like the way it was looking so I took it apart. Before I did though, I noticed that these two strips had matched amazingly. I couldn’t do that if I tried.

So next I decided to just go easy and make a jelly roll race quilt. Only for me it did not go easy! First, I got the strips sewn together with no problem thanks to my lovely laser on my machine. Then it all went downhill from there.

I started the first long seam and got to the end of the first strip (or two depending on how you look at it) and realized that I had forgotten to cut off a few inches. Yes, I could have left it like that, but I don’t really like the look of all the seams lining up, so unsewing happened there.

Then I re-started joining the ends and got about four (or eight) strips in and realized I was sewing the wrong side of one strip to the right side of the other. More unsewing. But eventually I got the first seam finished just in time for bed.

Today I sewed the second seam, but today’s real goal was to get the quilt layered and basted. I will probably finish the next three seams tomorrow before I start quilting just to call it a done center.

What have you been doing?

Quilt on!