Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Project 1 - Piecing

With all the strips cut out ready, I added the infill bits to rows 2 & 4, & then trimmed the excess off ready to piece the strips together.

All was going well, until I did exactly what Bilbo reminded me not to do – I cut too much off the half bricks on a 'row 2 & 4' strips as I forgot to add on the seam allowance.

Once I’d unpicked these & put in replacements & trimmed them to the correct size, I started to make up the strips into blocks.

I started with the runner – Rita & I agreed that mistakes on this will be less noticeable than on the placemats. “It’s further away from you, & you can always stick a plant on it!” she said.

In the event, the runner & the first placemat look ok – although the bricks have ended up being slightly less than 2” in width, so I still need to work on my seam sewing, but overall, coming on ok as a first go.


  1. Looks good so far. You won't be old enough to remember "Unhalfbricking" I suppose? Made me think of that and smile!

  2. Oops - sorry {grin}.

    But you'll remember to allow for seam allowances in future! Now you know why I told you to waste all the fabric I sent you on experiments like this and save that lovely Jelly Roll.

  3. Nope, Flum - had to look it up!

    That phrase 'measure twice, cut once' should be amended to 'think three times, measure twice, cut once', I think, Bilbo!


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