I took my jelly roll book -
And my Etchings jelly roll -
I decided on the Garden Trellis pattern, at least to start me off. Once I have the basic blocks cut I may decide to then do my own thing with them. I am undecided at this point. Following the pattern is dead easy, and it reminded me that I should use my quilting books for planning my quilts more often. Because this taught me how to make a simple block in the most incredibly simple way.
Most of you probably already know all about how to do this and are rolling your eyes at me, telling me to get with the program. But for me it is brand new, so please indulge me and I shall show you the easy steps I followed.
|1. Take two contrasting strips and sew them together, then press seams to dark side.|
|2. Repeat the above stop, and when you have two sets of sewn together strips place one on top of the other -|
right sides together, dark side matched to opposing light side. Sew quarter inch seams on both sides of the length.
|4. Carefully remove the small line of stitches along the point of the triangle.|
|5. Press open and you have a perfect little 6" square.|
|6. Have a play with various layout like this...|
|... or this...|
|... or this.|
|7. Sew more strips together to make more blocks.|
And that is as far as I got today. Though I can brag that I have clean loos and a lot less thread ends on the floor. I even have a clean cooker top! I would call this another great day.