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Monday, January 17, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along

So you all know that I've been trying to use up what I have in the way of fabric, yarn and such for the past year or more. I've been doing a pretty good job of it too as you can see by all the cool stuff available in my Etsy shop and other projects I talk about now and then. I've had the scrumptious little item shown below sitting on my shelf for some time now, and recently found an opportunity to make good use of it...

Sent With Love Jelly RollThis is a jelly roll. Forty strips of fabric measuring 2 1/2 inches wide by the width of the fabric, all from the same line of fabric, in this case Sent With Love by Deb Strain for Moda. It's the very first jelly roll I ever owned and I have enjoyed every minute of our time together. It's such a nice little package, all colorful and swirly and it even feels good to hold. There's just something about a Moda jelly roll.

But then Rachel over at p.s. i quilt decided to have this Postage Stamp Quilt Along and I just couldn't resist. It called for one print jelly roll and one solid. I thought it was a good time to open this baby up and see what I could do with it.

Sent With Love Jelly RollSo I untied that pretty little Moda ribbon...

Sent With Love Jelly Roll...and discovered that a rubber band is what actually holds all this yumminess together! I always wondered about that!

Sent With Love Jelly RollThere it is. A little rubber band.

Sent With Love Jelly RollOooooh, this reminded me of how I like to eat a gooey buttery cinnamony buttery gooey cinnamon roll. Do you do this too? Unroll it to reveal all the scrumptious gooiness on the inside and then eat the very middle first? Excuse me while I grab a napkin!

Sent With Love Jelly RollOh, I forgot. We're talking about fabric here! So anyway, I unrolled a jelly roll for the very first time, and it was so exciting! Look at all those gorgeous strips of perfectly lovely Moda fabric. So much potential!

Here's what I did with them...

Strip sets for Postage Stamp Quilt AlongNot having a solid color jelly roll on hand, I cut strips of white fabric from my stash and sewed them together with my jelly roll strips according to Rachel's instructions for the Postage Stamp Quilt. So far, I am liking this project!

The next instruction will be posted very soon, so I'll be spending more time with my pretty little jelly roll strips again. But while I waited, I pieced together leftover fabric from this quilt project to make the backing and it is all ready to load up on my favorite long arm machine and quilt. I'll share a picture of that soon.

Happy Stitching!

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