Friday, January 29, 2016

Jelly Roll Race

My dad took an out of country job and will be leaving soon. So I thought he needed a quilt from me as a goodbye gift. He's been a cyclist my whole life and so when I saw this new fabric line I knew who to buy it for. Under a time crunch I decided to go with a jelly roll to make a Jelly Roll Race. This pattern really is super quick and easy, but they were not kidding when they said the first seam was a doozy. But I'd definitely do it again and again. I love how fast it comes together and the way the strips randomize themselves. You never know what you'll get until you're done! All that's left now is to find some backing, batting and binding. I plan on quilting it myself to make sure it gets done in time. I'll post again with the finished quilt after I gift it.

My favorite print is the little bicycles popping wheelies

Fabric: Cycles of Life by Kite Flying Society for Maywood Studios
Pattern: Jelly Roll Race (do a Google search, there are some great videos and tutorials)

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Goals

I've been working on writing down my list for 2016.

Here were my 2015 goals:
1. Mom's quilt
2. Fair Isle quilt DONE!
3. Winter Wonderland BOW
4. Great Granny quilt DONE!
5. Feed Company BOM DONE!
6. Holly's Tree Farm BOM

Not too bad, 3 out of the 6 completed. That's better than I thought. :)

And here are my 2016 goals:
1. Mom's quilt -- if only she would give me pictures!
2. Winter Wonderland BOW -- 3 rows done, just need 2 more and then quilt top assembly
3. Holly's Tree Farm BOM -- need to complete some of the embroidery blocks, then cut fabric for the blocks
4. Gavin's quilt -- he's all about the Avengers
5. Logan's quilt -- he's all about the Army and its vehicles
6. Winterberry Stars
7. Strawberry Fields Revisited granny squares
8. 1930s Farmer's Wife
9. Re-quilt Fair Isle -- long story short, the long arm quilter messed it up and it needs a lot of work
10. Alex's twin size quilt

The top 3 are pretty much leftover from 2015. Then there's the two quilts for twin boys who have been waiting for a good few years. So this year it must be done! My son is need of a twin size quilt, so that's high on the list. And the rest is all selfish sewing, things for my "wishlist" and of course continuing work on my 1930s Farmer's Wife.

And because I need some accountability I joined the 2016 Finish Along. For the first quarter I've decided on my son's twin size quilt and my Winterberry quilt, mainly because I have the fabric for those two already. Plus I don't want to put too much pressure on my head just yet as it'll probably crack until the weight. ;)

2016 FAL

Here's hoping 2016 is a productive year! :)

Edit// Well things change and my goals got shifted. Here's an updated goal list for the first quarter (and probably the second quarter too).