|Center section of Sedimentary Lifestyle quilt|
...And no, this isn't a Norm Crosby style malapropism and it isn't supposed to read "Sedentary Lifestyle". I was playing with the words and thought "I must live more of a sedimentary lifestyle, because everything seems to settle to the bottom." Ba dum tss!
After testing a few border ideas, I finally found one I loved. See the dark chocolate fabric sitting beside the left edge? It's Kona cotton espresso and I'm waiting for more to come in so I can do a wide border around the quilt center. I caught a major sale for that fabric with Freda Mayer of Fabric Closeouts, on Etsy. She is having a moving sale and her prices can't be beat, plus she shipped it out pronto! (That is not a sponsored endorsement.)
Have you ever made a jelly roll race quilt? I've always wanted to try one and chose the kind where you sew a square between the end and beginning of each new strip of color. Then you fold that long row of pieced strips in half and sew the first seam. Wow wee was that first seam loooonnnnnnggg.... 800 inches!
I started with this Marcus Fabrics Strip It Pack, which I got on Craftsy, another great deal:
|Centennial Solids - Earth - by Nancy Rink|
By the time I had the piece sewn to where it was 8 strips wide, it filled the whole length of the upstairs hallway and I could get a photo.
|Jelly Roll Race Midway|
At that point I divided the length in four and did some intentional rearranging on the living room floor. I don't usually work on the floor because my little helpers get a bit too excited about it.
|Fuzzier than normal photo|
I've been looking through my cherished Christina Cameli books again and hope to use one of her patterns to FMQ this when it's ready.
In other news, The Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge is over for this year.
Sixty-seven people donated 147 quilts for charity this year! Whoop whoop for everyone!
Sarah, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, puts a whole lot of thought and preparation into this challenge and makes it so much fun for all the participants! One of the fun things Sarah tries to do is make sure that there is a prize at the end for everyone. This is quite a feat! If you are interested, she is looking for sponsors for next year. I'll be sponsoring another one of her giveaways for sure!
One of The Hands2Help yearly sponsors is Emily Bailey, who blogs at Em's Scrap Bag. She is also the person who heads up the part of the H2H drive for Happy Chemo's charity quilts. Emily is also known as Aunt Em and has her own wonderful pattern design business. I was already her fan, so was pretty thrilled when I won four of her patterns! Thank you Emily!
|Aunt Em's Quilt Patterns|
This coming Sunday, June 28th, will be my One Year Blogiversary! I can hardly believe it myself. Be sure to stop by for my next post, because I will be sharing a free pattern of my own, as well as having a really sweet giveaway!
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