Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rolling With It

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 :)
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  1. What gorgeous fabrics in the Mimi Jelly Roll.
    Can't wait to see your finished project..

  2. Pre-cuts are always great go-to's when in a jam.

  3. Oh you lucky duck! I love Chez Moi fabric and this line does NOT disappoint.

  4. What pretty, colorful fabric! Can't wait to see your finished project :)

  5. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I. Am. In. Love.


    With. Chez. Moi.

    I. Can't. Wait.

    HURRY UP, JULY!!!! Wow, what a gorgeous line!! And I can't believe we have to wait until the end of the summer to see this project. :( Not even a corner of a block? Pretty please??

  6. Those are great colors together! Can't wait til the secrets out :)

  7. I LOVE this collection!! Can't wait to get my hands on it in July!! I almost always agree with you but I'm sorry to say I do NOT enjoy the cutting process (especially the math!!) so if you're ever looking for more to do...let me know ;D!!

  8. What a stunning selection of fabric! Can't wait until the end of summer for the reveal.

  9. Did they name this fabric line after me?!! hahahaha
    I love it!!

  10. That IS a big tease, but it looks really pretty.

  11. Your my superhero! you have to much energy, please share.


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