Monday, January 23, 2012


I must admit that I have never been into quilting.  I think the perfectness of  cutting the fabric is what intimidates me along with the whole matching up the seams.  However,  my friend Christine has a web sight that sells fabric packs where the fabric is already matched up and cut.  Now that is very appealing to me.  No trying to choose fabrics and colors and all the cutting is done for you.  I bought what is called a Jelly Roll which is 40 strips of fabric cut to 2 1/2" by 40".  I then came across this rag quilt on Pinterest and thought it might be something I might be able to make.

 Click HERE for a great tutorial on how to make this quilt.

Here is the particular Jelly Roll I used, it is called Origins by Basic Grey.  I also bought 2 1/2 yards of a yellow fabric and cut 40 strips for the backing of each of the Jelly Roll strips.

 I gathered together my sewing supplies and set about to make my quilt.

Here are some of the strips that I have put together with the batting in between.

And here is a shot of the first eight strips sewn together.  The seams will be clipped and frayed when the whole quilt is finished.

Hopefully I will be able to show the finished project by the end of the week.

What have you made with your Pinterest inspirations?  I would love to hear about them.


Tauna said...

Connie! It is going to be so gorgeous!!!!!
I have looked at those jelly roll things and wondered what people do with them.
I look forward to seeing the finished project!

I did a burlap Christmas tree skirt that I found on Pinterest.

Saimi said...

Connie, Connie Whoo Hoo look at you sew girl!! I love Jelly Rolls..Actually, I love fabric in all their varieties. I'm so PROUD of you!! You never cease to amaze me!

Alicia said...

I've been gathering a lot of ideas for my new house I'm going to be moving to. In face, now that I'm reminded I need to make a board just for new house ideas. I love pinterest!

Natasha in Oz said...

Good on you for making something you pinned! I pin lots of recipes and always make them...I wish I could sew or knit like you!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Laraine Eddington said...

That looks so darling. I love to quilt, but have never done a rag quilt. It looks so warm, worn and comforting.

Christine said...

I can't wait to see it when it's finished. So far it looks great!!!

Julie Harward said...

Your inspirations from Pinterest is beautiful. They sell those strips here to, lots of expert quilters in my area. :D

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

FUN! I dont recall ever seeing one of your sewing projects... this is exciting! Beautiful job so far, can't wait to see it all finished.

Cherie said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors!! And how great that the pieces are pre-cut!!!

tammy said...

Very cute! I love that you can buy the strips already cut. I just may be into making this now.