I am glad I chose to make Myra’s Jelly Roll Waves quilt using the instructions for strip piecing fabrics from Fat Quarters rather than the 2½” strip version. I would definitely have fallen behind if I’d been cutting and piecing all the strips individually. As it is I did complete the second lot of blocks over the weekend 🙂 So all thirty blocks are ready to be stitched together. The deadline for completing the quilt top is week beginning 13th August, dare I say, ‘This project is on course a finish!’? 😀
The photo below shows some of the lighter A and darker B blocks up on the design wall. I’m hoping alternating the lighter and darker blocks will create a 3D wave effect… Maybe if you squint at the photo?
I’ve finally started piecing my ‘secret sewing’ quilt. It’s taken me quite a bit of time, not to mention quite a lot of head scratching, but finally I’ve worked out (and written down!) the cutting instructions. Using strip piecing to create the nine-patch blocks speeds up the piecing process quite significantly. And strip piecing can help keep blocks square which is a definite bonus.
Our mini heatwave has expired so it’s safe to break out the chocolate again. Sugar-fueled strip piecing is the best! 😉