Before we moved back to CA, I sewed together a quilt flimsy using a Moda Kansas Troubles Quilters jelly roll that I bought from Barbara at the Fort Collins Modern Quilt Guild. She was destashing and didn't want any of her jelly rolls anymore. It worked well for me because I got two Moda jelly rolls and four Hoffman Bali Pops. This is the first project that I made with my new found loot.
Once the strips were sewn together I wanted to do something a bit different. So about 10" from one end I sliced the top vertically. The thin strip was flipped and placed on the oppostite side. A contrasting strip of Civil War Reproduction fabric was then sewn in between them. There was a bit left over so it then became a skinny 1/2" border followed by a large border of another Civil War Repro print. It's amazing how much interest this gave to the ordinary jelly roll race quilt. Finally I chose an Andover plaid fabric for the binding. Overall I think it gave the final masculine touch to this quilt.
Steve helped me with a photo shoot at the local park on Sunday morning. Quilted on Freddie and IQ using Superior Threads So Fine thread in a rust color, Quilter's Dream Wool batting for that extra bit of puff, quilted with Patricia Ritter's Diagonal Plaid pantograph. It's for my dad as both a thank you gift for supporting my new longarm venture as well as a 70th birthday gift. Hopefully he'll like it because I'm really pleased with how the quilting turned out.