Blessed by everyday blessings

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Zippity Doo Dah Jelly Roll Happiness

Once upon a time.... I won this jelly roll. Zippity Doo Dah designed by Sandy Gervais.  It was the very First Jelly roll to inhabit my stash.   It was a treasure and so cute all rolled up. I marveled at it for a long time, then one day knowing that there was no going back once it did this ..... I opened it up!


Have I told you before that I love red, white and blue ??
YES I do!

Early in the spring....
I came across this site www.jellyrollquilters.com and guess what they were doing, a Jelly Roll mystery quilt.  It was sure to be beautiful they promised so I jumped on the bandwagon.  Soon I had 2 friends who are experienced quilters on the band wagon too.

I know some of you quilters are probably jelly roll pros and use a lot of jelly rolls, but for me when I buy fabric I always buy a little extra.... just in case. With a jelly roll.... there is no extra. I love all the different strips of fabric but you get 40 strips of 2 1/2" wide fabric,  that's it.  I was a little hesitant making the first cut,  but this project was a great confidence booster.

 ( This translates into MORE reasons to buy Jelly rolls !)

 HORRAY for  Me!

In the process of the mystery I discovered.... I am not a mystery girl.   I like to know how it is all going to look in the end. I am definitely a visual person... See it then do it.  I had a hard time deciding what to use for the background fabric. I wondered if I had sorted my strips "correctly".  So long after the mystery was revealed and  my two other quilting friends had their mystery all pieced together and were Glowing that they had accomplished the task at hand..... I started because they kept asking me.... "Have you started yet???"  Now mine is finished sans the borders.  Hopefully that will be added in the next few days .

The strips were separated  into 3 bags for months.

Finally after some serious goal setting and a few deep breaths,  months 2 and 3 of the mystery became touchable blocks.....


Once I had these done I was thrilled.
Pretty easy blocks but still thrilled!

Month 4 created more hesitance and a few more deep breaths were needed because I had to cut the strips for this month IN HALF  to  1 1/4 inches .  After I had accomplished those Sweet little 6" Log Cabin blocks.... I was in Love!  This is the first time I have ever done a Log Cabin block.   I was so proud of myself... They turned out perfect and so like a proud momma with a camera I thought they needed their own little .......

        FALL photo shoot.  







zippity DOO DAH !
It is all together!
All in it's flimsy glory!

We had show and tell at our quilt meeting last week.

Here are the quilts of my two quilting friends

Linda used Papillon by Three sisters/ MODA

Jeanine used Lollipop by Sandy Gervais/MODA

They both own long arms.... theirs are all nicely quilted!
Thanks for sticking with the proud  momma: )
Thanks for stopping by.
Say hello down below
pretty please.
It would make my day!


Barbara said...

Lovely quilts, beautiful pictures. I enjoyed watching the quilt GROW !

Jane Makepeace said...

I am truly stunned at how lovely your mystery quilts are! Congratulations to you and your friends!
I'm going back to JellyRollQuilters.com to tell everyone to come and have a look...
Jane Makepeace
JRQ Admin

Jane Lee said...

Beautiful quilts! I made a mystery quilt too and I felt the same way about my log cabin blocks :)

Jane Lee said...

Beautiful quilts! I made a mystery quilt too and I felt the same way about my log cabin blocks :)

Linda B. said...

When I first started reading your blog and saw the first pics of your quilt, I thought "that quilt is just like Janita's !" haha Then I realized it WAS yours when I read down farther and saw our quilt pictures, too. FUN !

pinsandneedles said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors and those little log cabins are a favorite!


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