Well I have been super busy today - first time I have got out to the sewing room for a bit and I was really hanging out to spend some time playing. Yesterday I downloaded some really cool Quilt as you go patterns for quilts from Joy at Joypatch which looked really interesting as I have been wanting to do a quilt for my bed. These are done with Jellyrolls which unfortunately are just far too expensive to buy here in NZ they are approx 75 - 85 dollars which is just too much. Soooooooo I thought heck make my own so have been cutting up 2.5 lengths of material all afternoon....... some from fat quarters which I have on hand just because I wanted to LOL and some from some fabric I had in the sewing room as I decided to use what I have for this quilt - Its just for my bed so it doesn't matter if its a bit scrappy to test out this technique. I also cut out 5 inch squares and 4 inch squares as well as I was going along to add to the stash (cardboard box) which I intend to fill up eventually for making scrap quilts and runners and bags. So all in all a really busy day but productive.
Smallish pile for the quilt
Pile getting a bit bigger LOL
All Done and ready to go
Some fat quarters cut up
Box which I intend to fill up as I go with all the fat quarters which have been just sitting in the room for ages
First panel with the backing and batting together ready to add the 2.5 lengths to - don't look too hard at the backing - I got half a bolt at Spotlight a while ago for 2.00 so am using up what I have for the backing as it will take a bit and I am using what I have in the sewing room for this one- I used basting spray for the first time so will be interesting to see how that goes.