Okay, so it is confession time. I started sketching out and piecing this quilt over a year ago! I got side tracked on various other projects and the blocks I had pieced just continued to sit on my cutting table (usually under piles of other things). I finally decided to pull it back out and finish it up.
My original plan was to create a baby quilt because I had enough jelly roll strips to do so, but instead decided to make it a bit smaller and turn it into a table runner. I’m so happy with how it turned out. Don’t the colors remind you of sherbet?! The jelly roll I used is Moda Bella Solids in Warm Pastels.
Since I had opted to make a smaller version of the original plan, I had plenty of strilps leftover to piece a fun back. Now it’s reversible!
For the quilting I used Aurifil 50 wt #2140. It matches the lovely orange sherbet color the best, but it blends perfectly with all of the others. I simply echo quilted 1/4″ on each side of the diagonal seams and love the texture it creates.
I used more strips to create a scrappy binding and even had several strips leftover. I’m sure one of these years I will find a project for them 😉
So, do you have any projects collecting dust in your sewing room?