Sewing. Love to do it. Not very good at it.
I find the actually sewing part fun, but the cutting and measuring and ironing and snipping are tedious to me. Still, I like to make things, so I try to do fast projects. A little over a year ago this link was posted to an email list I subscribe to. A quilt top in 40 minutes? I wouldn’t have to measure and cut? I was intrigued.
I purchased a couple packages of “slices” of fabric at the local Marts of Wal – two of them were close to equal yardage of a jelly roll and cost quite a bit less. (A note about the fabric – it is not the best quality fabric I’ve ever used. Not surprising considering the price. This quilt won’t get lots of handling after it’s finished, so I’m okay with it. If I were to do this for a child, I’d buy much better quality fabric in a jelly roll.)
It took me quite awhile longer than 40 minutes to get everything sewn together, but I’m counting the time spent sewing the strips one by one into a long chain of fabric. So it went from this:
over the course of an afternoon. The colors work perfectly in the master bedroom. I plan to keep it lightweight and use it as a throw on the bed for those few and far-between naps I get to indulge in. Now how long will it take to get it finished into a real blanket? Honestly I could have it done in another afternoon. Stay tuned…