Last weekend I put together the quilt that I am making with a plain white and Good Fortune jelly roll. The quilt top is complete but I desperately need to go to the store today and pick up some batting and thread or this quilt will go another week without being done. Wish me luck that I will be able to silently slip out of the house this afternoon to make that happen.
I am really happy with how it is coming out and can’t wait to share it when it is completed. I have even been working on quilt pattern to share as well. As much as I enjoy fabric scraps from any project to use for another, it was nice to make a quilt out of two jelly rolls with very little waste. When using pre-cuts I always find it a challenge to use them efficiently so not to have to much of the pre-cuts leftover when I am finished. I also did this when I put together the tutorial for my Vintage Modern Bowtie Quilt for Moda Bake Shop last September. Sometimes it takes a while to work out the quilt math but in the end it is always worth it.
This is what I had leftover in the way of scraps once I put the quilt top together. Basically there was a couple of inches left on each strip once I cut off what I needed for the quilt. Most people probably would have tossed what was left but I just couldn’t seem to do that. So, I pieced the scraps together to make a pillow. Nothing to organized I just randomly sewed the scraps that were left, without cutting them, and added some of the white scraps to the end of each row. It didn’t come out exactly how I envisioned but it will go nicely with the other pillows on my couch.