First Jelly Roll

Dare I say it's the first? I'm not sure how much I like working with long strips of fabric instead of fat quarters. Nevertheless, I very much like this little quilt. Below you can see (I hope) how much I quilted this fabric. I did concentric rings radiating out from an off-center position. It's nearly invisible on the front, but it shows better on back:
I wanted some long term projects and machine pieced these in December while visiting San Diego, but here they are all done. I thought I'd make the latest quilt last a bit longer by quilting the hell out of it, but it was done in a week. (2 seasons of Lost, to be specific. The previous quilt took 3 seasons of Lost.)
Below, quilt goodness.


3rd Quilt

I finished a quilt the other day. Since going into suspended animation in March, my craft world has been diminished. Between being locked up and disallowed creativity, or thinking for that matter, and having all most all of my crafty stuff locked away elsewhere, it has been difficult. I began a knitting project, the one shown below this entry, but I've got more edge to trim than yarn, and I just sort of set it aside. I didn't want my first project since returning to be a failure, but I think it might be.

But this quilt pleases me. It's my third, and much bigger than the first two I did. I got 10 fat quarters, and stitched cool rectangles of contrasting fabric to them using my mom's cool sewing machine that does fancy stitches.

Then I hand quilted the whole thing. At first I wanted to do some time-consuming, long-term deal, but once I completed one big rectangle I thought it looked like crap, so I cut it out, and opted for a diagonal with multiple colors and textures of thread.

While more or less parallel, the quilting stitches are at different distances from each other. I really like it. Keep it simple. I finally embroidered the date on a quilt.