I needed to do some sewing. I didn't want to do something that would make me work hard designing and just give me a little time at the machine. I had read on the Internet about a quilt that was made from a Jelly Roll.
The Jelly Roll for that quilt included 40 different fabrics cut into strips 2 1/2 inches wide by the width of the fabric.
Of course I couldn't find the directions when I wanted to do this so I decided to wing it.
I cut about 36 or 38 fabrics into 2 1/2 inch strips. Finding enough batiks in my fabric collection was a challenge. I was determined to do this without buying any. I only had about 27 batiks that I could find in my fabric collection. I then dug into some project trays and found more that I could use to make it work.
These are the fabrics I chose to use. They are all batiks and I knew they would play well together, in addition to being easy to sew without some of them stretching.
I joined each strip to another one with a small section of a black and white batik between them. That is what you see in this photo.
Now the real fun will begin as I create the quilt from this one long strip. Don't you think they look great?
It would have been much quicker and easier to make this from a precut Jelly Roll package. It also would NOT have been as much fun, nor as personal. I can't wait to finish piecing this as I know I am going to love it.
Sometimes simple is best. We need to leave our brain free to create while we do routine repetitive type tasks.