Thursday, August 15, 2013
Maybe a cinnamon roll?
I finished this simple quilt recently and sent it off to a special friend for her birthday. It's always so gratifying to finish a quilt! It's partly why I like sewing on quilt bindings -- it's the signal that I'm almost done, and I can relax with hand-sewing in front of the tv. This quilt binding's accompaniment was a few episodes of Masterpiece Theater's "Mr. Selfridge" which I'd recorded but not seen.
This is a jelly roll race quilt -- if you've not made one, you might give it a try as they are very fun. You can watch a tutorial here if you want the details on how to do one. You don't even need an actual jelly roll -- just a whole bunch of 2.5 inch strips of fabrics you like.
Even without any border or added fabric, it makes a perfect lap sized cuddle quilt. I'm happy to report that my friend has received it and seems quite delighted.