Saturday, March 3, 2012

Not So Scrappy

A few weeks ago Jess & Jo from Bloomerie sent me a six pack of fat eighths in the most wonderful color combination.

The challenge was to create something with these six F8s to show what can be made. This challenge was perfect for me since I have been working on being a bit more scrappy.
That F8 bundle sat and sat in my to do basket until yesterday. I am not ashamed to admit that little bundle of happiness was petrifying me. Then all of a sudden I had a moment of clarity. The quilt pattern that I make with jelly rolls that I have no plan for is the Jelly Roll Race quilt. I wasn't even sure of what the finished size would be, but that didn't scare me. Of course I could have figured it out by doing quilt math, but where's the fun in that?

I cut the strips 2" instead of 2.5" and got 4 - 2" x 21" strips from each F8. When I sewed them end to end I tried to be as scrappy as possible for me. Then I filled a bobbin and off to the races I went. I started the race at 10:51 and finished it at 11:38 including a 4 minute call from my son. and I sew very slowly, although if you have ever taken a class with me you would not think that. For some reason when I am in class I get nervous and sew very fast and haphazardly, but that's a story for another time.

So here's the finished product. The finished size is 24" x 29". It's a little big for a table runner, but perfect for a table topper when we have company and I use the covered desk as a sideboard.

I had planned on doing some free motion quilting on this yesterday, but for some reason the BSR is not working. I have been to the store 3 times to make sure I know how to use it and the foots just not working so off to the store I will go today. They are wonderful at The Berry Patch and I am sure that they will fix me right up :)

I'd like to thank Bloomerie for letting me take part in this fun challenge.

Stay tuned this month for lots of excitement. It's Craizee Corners 1 year anniversary and some of my friends will be around to help me celebrate in a big way!


  1. That is a fun way to use your fabric and it turned out great. I have been hearing about the Jelly Roll Race and thought it would be a good design for me. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Your Jelly Roll Race table topper is so cute! I watched the tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt and think it would be great for using leftover fabric from finished projects as well. TFS

  3. It looks great and I love the fabrics you used. I hope you'll show us when it's quilted :)

  4. Love your blog. I will stay tuned! would love to see this one all done.

  5. love that fabric. will have to see what you are making


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