Today I started on the 2nd of
4 beautiful jelly rolls
with the additional 2 yards of coordinating fabrics
from Moda’s future collections.
This is the Grunge Metallics collection also by Basic Grey
for Moda Fabrics.
I particularly like the dots in this collection.
There are 20 colors; 2 strips of each color.
1 strip has metallic dots,
the other has smears of metallic like the grunge fabric itself.
These are just some of them.
I’ve chosen these 6 to be the binding.
I went back & forth over whether or not they should all of dots or no dots,
& guess what?
That leaves the top with extra strips with dots or no dots………
It’ll look great either way!
Just make a decision already!!!
As I was preparing to start the quilt this morning
I was reminded of a conversation that I had not long ago.
Someone was mentioning how they don’t like
how jelly roll strips “shed” as they use them.
I told her I don’t have that problem.
I shake them out real well
as soon as I remove the adorable ribbon
& rubber band that holds the strips together.
Just shake & shake…
until they’re done shedding.
Try this, it really works.
You don’t have to use a pretty Longaberger trash can but it helps, Lol.
& yes, I emptied the trash this morning before I took these pics!
It was time.
Next, I hang the adorable ribbon on the hook!
“Why,” you ask?
BECAUSE it makes me happy!
Now I must get back to work.
I have strips to trim,
then strips to sew
before I can bind this thing after dinner tonight while I watch TV.
Just Keep Sewing…