Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Jelly Roll Quilt

After returning from France at the end of 2010 and wanting to get back into my sewing room as quick as I could, I have decided to piece this quilt top using a jelly roll from Moda Birdie range by Me and My Sister. I have got a pattern from a book called Jelly Roll Inspirations by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I was careful with the cutting and so was able to make the quilt top a little larger than the published size. I have also chosen to do the border slightly different, so the quilt top is a modified version of the one in the book. I then took the quilt top to get quilted by a computerised quilting machine hired out at Thimblelady (Liuxin Newman) shop in Thornleigh, Sydney. Liuxin was very helpful and patient with me (thanks very much, Liuxin). I was able to complete the quilt soon after I came home with the quilted quilt. It was a good learning process for me to experince the machine quilting. I have placed an order for a computerised Gammill Statler Stitcher Optimum (30-12) Model and am looking forward to having a 'play' with it after I return from France in July this year - yes I'm going back to France again in a couple of months.!! I'm now one of the Statler siblings, and am proud to be one. :-)

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