The quilt that I have been contemplating for the past 6 months, ever since a friend of mine told me that a strip quilt using a jelly roll was easier than I thought. That if I didn't sew perfectly straight it would still turn out ok, it would still look fine. I had always wanted to try making a quilt, but I had thought it was above my skill range. Now I've finally found a quilt pattern I could attempt!
Just in case it is the only quilt I ever make, I decided to go all out and cut up some baby clothes into strips to put in the quilt. I saved the clothes in a box with the idea that someday I would make them into something, so it was great to finally find their purpose. Then I found a jelly roll with some matching flannel colors to go with it.
On a rainy Saturday morning I laid all out all my strips and squares on my dining room table, and arranged them and pinned exactly where I wanted them. I am not sure of a rhyme or reason to my arrangement, I just put them where I thought they worked.
My baby quilt layout
I had a lot on my plate the past couple of weeks and haven't been able to get past this step, but each time I go to work I am eyeing the material I want to use for the border and the back. I am quite determined to finish this project, and am excited for it!!! I will update you on my progress as I go along.
I want everyone who thought that quilting was way too hard for them to see that it can be done, even by a person who doesn't know much more about sewing than how to thread their machine. If I can do it, so can you!