Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

I cut 40 2 1/2" strips from my butterfly fabric collection last night. Today I started piecing them together. This is a very interesting quilt. Once you sew all the strips together into 1 long strip you only sew 5 seams to get a finished quilt. The first seam took 40 minutes and I had a lot of interuptions. The second seam took 20 minutes and the third seam took 10 minutes. The fourth seam took 5 minutes and the fifth seam took 3 minutes.

I'll try to get a better picture of the top after I've pressed it. It was fun and I'm sure I'll make another one.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

the Tooth Necklace

For the last couple of weeks I have been hearing about a tooth necklace from our oldest grandson. He has a loose tooth and he didn't want to lose it over spring break. It needed to be lost at school so he could go to the school nurse and get a tooth necklace. Well, yesterday a tooth on the other side of his mouth came out at school and he got the tooth necklace (shown above).
We're adjusting to the changes in our family. I had hoped to be back to quilting in March. I haven't been able to get any quilting done but, I have worked some piecing in. I'm currently working on 2 piecing projects and I'm about to start another one.