Earlier this week, I stopped into a quilt store in town to meet some friends and was asked by a local quilter to make a block for some Quilts of Valor quilts he is making. As I am a far more contemporary quilter, I knew it might be a challenge to create blocks from my fabric that would work well with the other traditional blocks I knew he would receive. Then I remembered I had been gifted two store-made jelly rolls in red and blue. Yay...Problem solved!
I decided to make a log cabin variation. I went ahead and made four blocks for him as I am sure most of the blocks he receives will be stars.
I thought I had better do my best work to keep any teasing by those very talented traditional quilter to a minimum. I did sew one of the blocks "wrong". We will see if they catch it.
After tearing into those jelly rolls for the few strips I needed, I realized there was no way I was going to spend the time to re-roll them so I just decided to cut them all up. After a quick sketch for an easy block, I quickly got everything all cut up and staged. Now I can quickly sew them into blocks.
I finished up these three blocks this morning. The blocks are 10 1/2" and take no time at all to sew. When assembling the top, I will alternate the background colors.
I didn't take a count to see how many blocks I will end up with. As usual, I will worry about that when I get all the blocks sewn!
For those of you paying attention, yes, I have been starting a lot of quilts lately. It is a sickness! I get inspired and before I can stop myself, my rotary cutter is slicing away. Taking a quick count, I currently have a whopping 29 projects started right now and another 12 quilt tops just waiting to be quilted. Yikes!
Okay, so I have finished 28 quilts so far this year so I do finish something every once in a while!
Can I get a Whoop! Whoop! for that?
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