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


Kelli said...

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

Karen said...

So cute! Love it!