March Meeting Recap

Habitat Quilt Update

We worked on blocks for two more Habitat for Humanity quilts at our February sew-in. Volunteers took blocks home to sew together into tops, and one of the tops has already been quilted. 

This next one was pieced with strips from a Jelly Roll.  "Jelly Roll" is the name for pre-cut strips of fabric, 2-1/2" wide by about 42" long, that are packaged together, usually as a coordinated fabric collection. We sewed the colorful strips together and cut them on the 45-degree bias, adding triangles of gray to each end to make blocks. These were pieced together and long thin strips of gray were added to give a bit of separation. 

 Jelly roll quilt top

Jelly roll quilt top

Our Program: Working with Strips

Mary Keasler showed us how she uses strips of solid fabric to create her own striped fabric. She cuts her strips free-hand rather than using a straight edge. You can see how the effect is quite different from the straight-cut strips in the Habitat quilts, above.

Show and Tell