|Little teapot with French Onion Chive blossoms, how cute are they? I am sort of besotted with them this year. Sitting atop the strings and rings quilt top, they are destined for the decor this week.|
Now what is she talking about you say? Do you remember the string blocks I showed a few weeks ago? There were 15, not 16, 15. If there were 16 I could make a nice little square with a wide border and make a table cover for the back porch. If I had 16 I could make a little table runner for the dining room. Bright Summery fabrics lend themselves to many different interpretations.
Using deli paper as a backing, these strings were made from left over jelly roll strips. Not enough to make a quilt but enough to make the center of a quilt!
|Beware the nick of the rotary cutter|
|And you have been wondering what to do with those little selvage pieces???? A quick wrap and secure with cellophane tape. The answer is right in front of us....designer band-aids for the quilter!!!|
Soooooooooooo, using an Orphan Jelly Roll, Somerset, from the same designers and manufacturers (Moda, Fig Tree) I was thrilled to remember that one design coordinates with the other from the same designers. Sort of a Moda trade mark.
- I cut 2 1/2 inch squares from the left over off-white Jelly Roll strips and inserted them on the short end of the Jelly Rolls, much like the Jelly Roll Race quilt from a while ago.
- I then joined the string blocks with the white center string forming a chevron pattern. 4 Blocks across, 3 blocks down. 12 blocks in total. The three left over blocks will either be joined to be a little pillow or used in the backing.
- Next I started attaching the Jelly Roll strips with the 2 1/2 inch squares on each side and then top and bottom.
- 6 rings later, the top measures 58 inches by 78 inches.
- My original plan was to put all these odd pieces together to make a picnic table cover. Now, I'm not so sure, I think I have a rocking chair lap quilt.
|The chevrons are the middle 12 blocks and the rings are 6 rows of Jelly Roll strips. Nothing brilliant her but I did get to use up that orphan Jelly Roll. I think I have enough strips to make a binding too.|