Yesterday, my plan was to start quilting my "book" quilt, but when it got to nap time and I started to load my bobbins, I realized I had a problem. I could not decide how to quilt it. I pondered, I drew sketches, and after about 20 minutes I was still struggling to come up with an idea I liked.
So . . . not wanting to waste precious nap time, I decided to roll with it and move on . . . to Jelly Rolls :) (I know, lame joke, but it still made me smile :) So out came 2 Natural Bella Solid jelly rolls and 2 beautiful Mimi jelly rolls. Mimi is by Chez Moi for Moda and will be arriving in stores in July. But my wonderful friends at Moda sent these to me to use for another secret project :)
So off to the cutting races I went. I really love cutting out pieces for quilts. I love all the math of trying to figure out how much I can get out of each strip and how I can have the least amount of scrap. I was so glad to have the Solid Jelly Rolls for all of this cutting because it saved me a ton of time!! (seriously, some of those stacks are 96 pieces high)
After the solids it was time to cut into the beautiful rainbow of Mimi! Oh my goodness, this is such a pretty line. I just loved cutting it up and have already played with mixing and matching the prints. I can't wait to start sewing. This line is perfect for my design and I really think it is going to come out just stunning!!
Sadly, because of the secret nature of the project, this is the last I will be able to show of it until the end of summer. Sorry to tease but hopefully, if what I have envisioned turns out, it will be worth the wait :)