Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Friday, January 13, 2012

Project DUFUS 01/2012

When I first mentioned my goal to de-stash (oh, so long ago~ was it yesterday?) I think I mentioned my first project was going to be something from the bin of pre-cuts. I found this jelly roll at AC Moore. It was out of it's original packaging although it was still rolled 'jelly' style. All it had on it was a discount sticker with a reduced price for damage, I guess. If you recognize this line of fabric, please let me know what it is! Here's the loosened pile of 2 1/2 X 44 strips. I think there were two strips each of ten prints in blues and greens.
I paired them up, one light/one dark and sewed the strips together; opened and pressed. Then I cut them into 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 squares.
I played with the arrangement until I had a zig-zag pattern I liked and sewed the squares into strips; then strips into rows. When done the top measured about 33 X 37 and looked like this:
I headed back to the stash and found a blue polka dot I had originally bought for a costume. The blue exactly matched one of the blues in the pieced top so I had my backing. I had a leftover piece of batting that just about fit, too~ I just had to piece a strip about 2" wide on one side. I sandwiched, pinned and machine quilted the top in about two hours. I left a 1" border of backing around the edge to bind the quilt; first by folding in 1/2" and then again over the top and topstitching down. I didn't pin it. I just folded and sewed all around in one move. It's a little messy but it'll work.
Project DUFUS 01/2012 is done! Summary: Project 01/2012- Baby or lap quilt Used from Stash- One jelly roll and yardage; piece of batting Bought for this project- Nothing! What's it for?- For now it will go into the future gifts pile

2 comments:

Kelli said...

Cute! I've got some jelly rolls that are gonna get used this year, too.

Karen said...

So cute! Love it!