Two years ago, an incredibly lovely and talented quilter established an online quilt festival. There are two festivals, one in Spring, the other in the Fall. It's a fantastic way to "meet" other quilters and gain inspiration from their stories, their process, and their incredible work.
And this time, crawling out from under my rock, I've decided it's time to join the fun.
This quilt was made for my cousin, Elizabeth, to take with her to college back in North Carolina. It was by far my most pieced quilt I'd made, and the first one I made with a border. I used two Moda jelly rolls, one in white and one in their Arcadia line. I sewed three jelly roll strips together in alternating rows - white*print*white and print*white*print - and cut them into 2.5 inch sections which I then pieced back together to achieve my pattern. I also used six-inch lengths from the print jelly roll for my border, and more strips for my binding. For the backing I used an IKEA sheet (in a perfectly coordinating color, as luck had it) and some more strips for interest. I stuck with a simple straight-line pattern for my quilting. With such a busy pattern on front I didn't want to add to the craziness with stippling.
When all was said and done, I still had several strips left over from each jelly roll to make something else. Overall, this was quite a simple quilt to make, just perhaps a bit more time-consuming than is my usual style.
But I love it, and so does my cousin. I hope this quilt has come in handy for those late-night study sessions, Miss E, and reminds you of the ones who miss you way out here in California.
I hope to be back soon (it's only been two months or so since my last post, but who's counting?) with some more updates.