I have had a Jelly Roll of MoMo Wonderland hanging around for a looooong time. I had a plan – I had a pattern from the Moda site that I was keen to try, but then the whole quilting lark went off the boil for me. I finished DS’s Tee shirt quilt in record time and the thought of tackling a long fiddly project with lots of piecing left me cold.
My sister has been chatting to me about quilting – if you recall my visitor of last week was her mate, and a quilter mainly. So quilting has been on my mind. Going back to my MoMo jelly roll, the problem was I had cut the strips already in preparation for the planned quilt. Stupid, really. I should know better than to cut before I am ready to sew, I’m so fickle. In speaking to my sis I was pointing her in the direction of some easy to make quilts (mostly because the real quilter is my young niece, who made one for a charity as part of a church group project) and came across, once again, the quilt-as-you-go method. So what I decided was to sort of reassemble the strips but grouping the similar fabrics – so a variety of the scissors print would form one strip. I had a few uncut strips and I thought I would mix them in. I know this is probably a bit ambitious for a QAYG first attempt, but the tee shirt quilt was bigger than this one and I managed that OK. It’s all straight seams so what the heck?
I aim for it to be less ordered and more chaotic so I plan to sew the strips so they are offset, trimming off at the sides. So the rows will be neat but the columns not, IYKWIM. I had planned to use flannel for the batting (wadding) but could I find flannel? Not at the two stores I went to. So I have some thin poly wadding which I’ll try. I also got some 505 spray basting. Anxious to see how that works.
If you fancy some good instruction, check out the Missouri Star Quilting videos on You Tube. I find them very helpful.