Newest Quilt Top

Finished the MLP quilt top the other day! One of these days, I will eventually save up to buy a long arm machine to do the quilting a little easier.

The first picture is the middle of the quilt. Its a lap size quilt. The second picture is adding the 2″ by 2″ blocks to the border. I added those all around to the edging of the quilt. It will be backed in white, I think, and the quilting will be done with purple thread.

Projects to Start The New Year

Some of the projects I am working on as this new year begins.
For Christmas I got some fat quarter packs from my Mother for quilting as well as a new rotary cutting tool and mat, so, one of the first projects I have for the new year is a quilted scarf using those quarters. I am not exactly sure what pattern I will be using, but I want to do something different, so probably something with triangles.
I am also working on a purple and white square afghan done in rounds. This is a project I started a while ago and put down. I don’t even remember what stitch I was using. It looks like a half-double-crochet so that is what I am going with, using a 5mm hook.
Another idea I saw that I think will be really cook is one I challenged my mom and one of her best friends to do along with me. It is a temperature blanket where you do a row a day with the color based on the high temperature that day. I need to figure out the colors I want to use and the temperature ranges for each color.
I also have a circle afghan I am working on in shades of purple, including a verigated pallet. This one will probably be the one I do not work on to much.
I am also working on a My Little Pony; Friendship Is Magic themed quilt. This one will be a jellyroll style quilt. I need to cut the strips for the jellyroll this week. I have 3 fat quarters of MLP material and a few fat quarters to represent each of the main ponies. I am not sure how big this quilt will be, it just all depends on how large the material I have will allow me to make it. Since all three people in my family enjoy MLP, I might actually use the material to make a few tablet pouches and computer pouches for everyone instead of a blanket.
What is everyone else working on as the new year begins?

More Jelly Roll?

If you have read this blog before, you probably know I’m sort of addicted to jelly roll races! Since I am too cheap to spend $30 on a pre cut jelly roll, I cut my own. Every time I make a project of any kind, I save any scraps that can be cut into 2″ wide strips and put the strips into a bin. Then, when I want to make a quilt, I can just pull out strips and start sewing.
Jelly roll race quilts are awesome for those just starting out and learning to quilt. You can add difficulty as you get more comfortable with spacers, borders, and bindings.
I decided tonight it was time to undertake my biggest challenge yet, a queen size quilt for my bed. I am not exactly sure how I’m going to do the actual quilting part of it, but I will figure that out when the time comes I guess.
I will post pics as I get more done, but this one will be huge! I used half my bin of strips, many from fat quarters, many from just yardage of fabric, many from short yardage I got in a huge lot of various yardage on EBay.
Another great part about jelly roll quilts? The fabric doesn’t have to always go together! So you can use combinations you never thought to use together. Ok, back to work now!