WOOO HOOOO!!! Another finished quilt!
This one is my Jellygirl quilt, made with Tanya Whelan fabrics (mostly Ava Rose), and I’m excited to report that it took me something like a total of seven weeks to finish. I can’t believe how awesome and quick this craft is! Quilting RAWKS!
I am so thrilled with how the finished quilt turned out; when I dropped it off with our long-arm quilter, she immediately exclaimed that she was going to use a rose pattern with pink thread for the quilting. Three weeks later, when she produced the completed product, I nearly died with how perfect it is. And once it had been washed and dried and got all soft and crinkly and delicious? It’s heavenly. I’m happy to report that I think I’m going to need stacks and stacks of quilts now, which means I’ve got my work cut out for me.
So where do I go now that Jellygirl is done? Why, Squaresville, of course!
This is an American Jane pattern that I’m working in primarily prints from the Recess line. I’m cuckoo for giant patterns made out of little squares (our friend Sarah might call this “seedy ducky”), so this was one of the very first patterns I fell in love with when we went on our initial quilting swoon.
The pattern is written out for machine quilters, with all this “sew long strips together and then cut them up into other strips and blah blah blah” gobbledygook. I can’t be bothered with machine quilting because I can’t really do it while sitting on the couch in front of the TV, so I’m going with the “cut a million squares and then sew them together by hand in the pattern” approach. (Or rather, “have Pookie cut a millions squares”.)
It’s amazing to me how fast the going is on this. It looks all fussy and labor-intensive and impressive, but really, it’s super easy and quick. But, uh… don’t say I told you that. The only part that looks like it might be a drag is the blue and white checkerboard border, but I’ll just keep puttering away on that. As our dad used to say, “Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard.”
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