Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My first work in progress ....

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
eeeeeppppp my very first WiP post. I have been following these for well over a year now and never plucked up the courage to join in. The resolution for the new year was to throw caution to the wind.
So here I am, and more to the point what is in progress?
This is one of the many things I have been working on. The pattern is from the book, Two from one Jelly Rolls:

I have never used a jelly roll before but had a lovely thirties repro jelly roll I bought in Birmingham a few years ago. I so wanted a pattern to use it and found the perfect one in this book.
You take four strips of the same colour, I chose red and add a white strip to either side. You then take the remaining jelly roll strips and sew two of them to either side of a white strip. These units are then subcut as follows:

You end up with a million or so of each, a slight exaggeration but not much ... these are then joined together to make a nine patch.

You then cut this up down the middle (twice) so you end up with a million teensy weensy little blocks like this:

Yep you get the picture. I am loving doing it but it is taking a long time. I took up patchwork because I had RSI and couldnt do the fine needle work i used too. This means I can't really do the marathon subcutting needed to speed this up.
I will just pick away at it though.


  1. great fabric, I have that book too!! I have opened it many times, but havent started making anything from it.

  2. I have that book too and I've done a lot of the quilts in it! Love the fabric you chose.

  3. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. So far, so cute!

  4. Looks great so far! I'll have to chech that book out:)

  5. Good luck with your quilt- I love jelly roll quilts and those books are great!