I’ve been meaning to blog about my latest quilt but I started playing Diablo III again and all of a sudden, I have no free time because I’m busy gaming. =D
I purchased a few jelly rolls when I started looking into quilting 3 years ago, but haven’t gotten around to using them. Jelly rolls are actually kinda big and they were taking up a lot of room in my bins, so I figured it was time to start using them. I picked the Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll and the For Emma pattern from the Jelly Roll Dreams book.
There is definitely something to be said for having all your strips pre-cut. Piecing this quilt went very quickly!
In an awesome stash busting move, I dug out some quilting cottons I got in Hawaii for the backing. I got these fabrics 4 years ago when Aimee and I were taking our babymoons together in Maui. I hadn’t even started quilting at that point, I just bought the fabrics because I thought they were pretty.
(I really need to try to expand the color palette that I buy fabrics in… but I really really love blue!)
So, I’m terrible at color coordinating and I would never have been bold enough to try all the colors in the Good Fortune collection together. I love having fabric collections to buy from because someone’s already done all the hard work of coordinating for me! This quilt top turned out so bright and happy!
I still have to finish the applique flowers so the quilt top isn’t quite done yet.
I stopped working on the applique a few weeks ago to work on my Game of Thrones costumes… and play Diablo… so yeah, it may be a while before this quilt gets finished.