I’m starting the year off with a finished UFO (is than an oxymoron?) This is my jelly roll race quilt that I started in a class last year. It’s been basted and waiting to be quilted for six months!
I’m beginning to like the phrase “finished is better than perfect”. For this quilt, I stitched a wave pattern in the center of each strip. I like the effect. It only took me two hours to quilt it! It still needs binding, and that’s going down later today.
I think this quilt will be perfect for a beach house, which is exactly what I made it for. No, not my beach house. It’s a gift for my hairdresser who has a second home in Pacific Grove (lucky girl). I used a Bali Pop (precut 2 1/2″ strips of batiks) and a few of my own strips.
I also finished blocks 6 and 7 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s 2013 Designer Mystery BOM. I really like the way these are going together.
There aren’t any real tricks to putting these together except for the usual careful cutting, piecing and pressing.
Here’s what they look like so far…
They even match my design wall! You can read more about my design wall at my Sewing Room Tour Post.
I’ll be back soon with a new series called “Let’s Talk”. Get ready for some inspiring conversations!