All posts filed under: Quilting

Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt

How did I go 2 months without posting?! Frigen life getting in the way of my sewing and blogging… 2016 has certainly been a year of big changes for me and it’s really showing in my lack of blog publishing. I promise I will try to be better. In the meantime, here is a new post about a quilt to keep you warm! For my second quilt I decided to follow a tutorial written by a fellow NH Modern Quilt Guild member, Michelle, aka From Bolt to Beauty. Unlike my arithmetic quilt, this quilt required much less fabric cutting thanks to jelly rolls! I purchased two Moda solid jelly roll Jr’s from Christa Quilts for $39.18. It gave me 40 strips and I only needed 24 so be prepared to see this make appearances in future quilts! At my work we are given fake money at the beginning of every month and extra in our birth month to give as a peer recognition bonus and in November someone gave me their birthday bonus! The fake …

Arithmetic Quilt

I’ve been saying for months, possibly years that I wanted to make a quilt. After making some minis, a patchwork duvet cover and a lot of unused half square triangle blocks, I have finally made a full sized quilt. A throw size to be specific! Before I get into the nitty gritty, I have a few observations: Quilting is expensive! Quilting is addictive! I always thought making the top would be the most intense part of quilting, but there are a lot of other intense pieces beyond piecing. Now, let me move onto the details of my quilt. I used the Jeni Baker arithmetic quilt pattern in throw size (64″x76″). The pattern cost $9 for the PDF and it was very easy to follow. I think this makes a great first quilt as all of the pieces are the same size and in my case I have a 4.5×4.5″ bloc loc ruler that I used when cutting my strips to make sure I wasn’t off at all. Quilters seem to be intimidated by garment sewing, …