Saturday, January 31, 2015

2 done, 2 to go!

I am so close now!! Only 2 blocks left to make, then on to sashing and posts...For a first time quilter..I was wondering why I didn't start with something smaller like a table runner...but like I said to my husband.."Go Big or Go Home!" He laughed and said "That's right!" haha

So far, so good...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A few more blocks to share!

I have made a few more blocks and only 4 away now from having all 20 done! Getting excited to start the sashing and posts. This is a layer cake sampler and you can find it here:

To see the rest of them, I made the album public on my facebook :)

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My First Jelly Roll Quilt

So, I ran out of yellow fabric for my Layer Cake Sampler and decided to work with the two jelly rolls I had purchased while I waited to go to the fabric store again to get my yellow.

I am not sure of the brand name of these rolls, the front of the tag says Batik Jelly, while the back says Batik Jelly Roll Coral Red. They were on sale, I grabbed them as I had been seeing quilts made with jelly rolls on Pinterest and knew I wanted to try!

I just did my own thing with these which I am sure is a common layout.
This pic is before I squared them to 6x6 inches

This is after squaring them all and sewing the strips together.

 Then that evening, after shopping for my yellow fabric and picking up a few more yards to start my stash..I sewed the strips together. This is what I have so far!  It is a lap/couch size...I am going to make it a little bigger with some borders. Still coming up with a plan for that!

I took this pic before the one above and could not get these "helpers" 
to help by staying off..they had to check it out!

Here are the two new fabrics I picked up

Thanks for stopping in to check out my progress! I'm learning!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sew...I am new to this quilting thing....

Hi everyone, welcome to my first blog post on my new blog! The Title of this blog says it all! I CAN sew a straight line.

I have sewn in the past, pillow cases, decorative pillows..and this past November/December, I sewed an apron for my daughter-in -law...turned out pretty good!
I also made her a head scarf to go with it...

What I am really getting into though is quilting...I want to state here and please keep it in mind, I have no idea what I am doing..I am learning as I go and Youtube is a darn good teacher! 

So, here is a link of what I am working on right now, The Layer Cake Sampler at Material Girl. A SAL from a couple of years ago...

Layer Cake Sampler QAL button2

I have 13 blocks done so far and have run out of I am stalled but here are a few of my blocks and a link to my album to see the rest!

Thank you for stopping in, and please bookmark me to see updates!