November 8, 2012 in Quilt Tops
I’m making a baby quilt and decided to use The Simple Life, which is such a sweet collection. I bought a jelly roll during a great sale and decided to use the red and pink strips. I thought I’d use Jellybean, a pattern by Camille Roskelley. In fact, I kind-of, sort-of followed the pattern. But I didn’t really read everything so mine is a bit different. But it was the pattern I tried to follow.
I am *really* hoping the red doesn’t bleed, but if it does I figure it’ll just make more pink.
Here’s my favorite block:
I have a really hard time sewing with precuts. It’s those pinked edges. It totally throws off my quarter inch seam. *sigh* But they are convenient and usually adorable in their packaging. But I almost always sew better when I cut the fabric myself.
My daughter picked the outside border print, which is not my favorite print for the border, but it’s all such darling fabric I’m not sure you can really “go wrong.” I’ve been meaning to make a pink quilt for awhile, so I guess this counts!
I wasn’t really thinking of values when I pieced the blocks, but I ended up being able to run the mostly reds diagonally. Except for that one – the one up there in the upper left hand corner. My husband says that is how I will know the top. Overall I’m pleased. Now I have to figure out how to quilt it.