Thursday, February 10, 2011


This is the start of my first big quilt. I'd say full-size, but I don't know what the quilting world considers "full-size" and I don't know exactly how big this is going to come out. I think it'll be in the neighborhood of 5.5' x 5.5'

The center will be 9 of the squares you see here (Summer in the Park style, a la Missouri Star Quilting Co, but not quite as matching as theirs). Then around the border will be rectangles that are half the height but just as wide as these squares, then a 6" border of the folded up light blue/green birds you see there, and a binding made from the leftovers of the jelly roll.

I've been using Fabric Central's Aerie jelly roll, a mix of bird-esque things. Instead of doing white strips in-between, I found a crackled looking tan fabric that seemed to work well with the jelly roll. All of the fabric is from JoAnn's, as my brother got me a gift card there for Christmas and I decided it was hi-time I make something large.

It will probably be quite some time before this is finished, as my sewing buddy and I don't have time for a regularly scheduled sewing night this semester as we did last fall.

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