I began a new quilt today. New projects often fill me with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. The joy of cutting into new fabric and yet wondering if it is going to work out the way I am imagining it.
Once I get going and the first blocks or sections begin to take shape, the anxiety falls away and I get swept up in the creative process.
I started with a jelly roll of Madrona Road fabric, consisting of 26 strips of different prints. I was lucky enough to win the roll from Westwood Acres who gave it as a prize for the 100 Day Hustle at Kelsey Sews.
It is always great to win something, but even better when it is fabric that I have been wanting!!
I sewed strips together in sets of four prints and one solid - I used Kona in white and ash.
Here is a peak at where I am going with this:
I hope I have enough fabric!! I already noticed that I cut two of the sections too short - arghh! I may have to add a border to make it a large enough quilt for a lap size.
I also made this little block:
I am attending Sew South in March and we were asked by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts to contribute a block to a quilt that is being made for the Charlotte Ronald McDonald House.
What a nice way for us to give to the community hosting the event!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.