This was a fun little quilt I made for a friend's charity auction. Unfortunately, I was a little tardy getting it to him (they had a catalog of auction items already made up) -- I could save it for him for next year, but I think I will gift this one, and make him another. As long as I don't forget and wait until the last minute!
I saw this rubric (rubric? That's probably not the right term -- what is the right term?) on another quilter's blog, and thought it was a great idea.
Pattern: Well, that's a good question. Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company calls it "The Amazing Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern by 3 Dudes," as the technique was shared with her from the guys at 3 Dudes. It's a fun construction with jelly rolls strips; I had watched her video on the Jelly Roll Race quilt, and then watched the video for this pattern. (You should watch her videos -- she is a lot of fun to watch.)
But I think I might call it "Paris Wife", since that's what I listened to while working on it. (More on The Paris Wife in the March Book Report post.)
Finished Size: 48'x48"
Fabrics: Moda Cherry On Top jelly roll, some random white sashing and backing I found on my workroom shelves. Binding was made from some random pink cotton.
Pieced and quilted by: me
Dates: Started and completed in February, 2013.
Here is one of the blocks, looking a little pink around the edges -- my quilt photography isn't getting much better, but I think my machine quilting is improving. A little bit.
And the back, with a strip of leftovers:
It does look better in the sun, but I somehow didn't even notice that big shadow until I downloaded the pictures. So, in addition to a machine quilting class, I think I need a photography class as well.
Sewing injury. For the first time in my life, I sewed through my finger. Actually, through my fingernail.
I was trying to maneuver the fabric through the machine at a junction of several seams, and it wasn't cooperating, so I pushed a little harder. I was so shocked, I forgot to curse.
It's fine -- it really didn't hurt very long at all. In fact, I'm sort of proud of this battle scar -- I won over both the quilt and the machine!