I’m happy to say the Autumn Lily Quilt Top is complete!!
This quilt was almost the death of me …. I’m just kidding …. but ….. I will say the next time I mess up a quilt top I’m gonna donate it to charity!
Here’s the rest of the story ……
A typical Jelly Roll Race Quilt is made by opening the Jelly Roll and you sew the strips together. My first one turned out beautifully …. so I assumed they all would…. that is not the case!! See picture below (when you compare the top picture with this one … Holy Cow!).
Since I did not like the look of it … I decided to order another Jelly Roll and this time I would place the fabric where I wanted (see picture below).
It was going to be a beauty!! I could just tell by the picture directly above.
Until I forgot to cut 18″ off the end of the 1600 strip. When someone says “this is the most important step” they are not joking!!
I was sick …. how could I mess up another one … of the same fabric? In my defense there is a lot going on in this house and to say I’m overwhelmed is an understatement (lane swerve here … .. Brooke is not moving out after all … Thank God!!).
After throwing a small fit … I decided I’d just start cutting and see what I could come up with …. it too was not working …. I did not take pictures … it was too awful to share.
The next day it hit me …. make those strips smaller and tear about the first quilt I made and combine the two…. are you cracking up? I’m not sure how I pulled it off …but the end result is beautiful.
I have a habit of saying things that either annoy people or make them laugh (Laura keeps saying I need to start a list and give them a name…maybe one day) … so here it goes … while making this quilt I seriously wanted to give up … as we often do when things don’t go right …but I stuck with it and as usual it was worth the pain. I’m being a little dramatic but … often times things that bring us pain on the front side … end up being worth it in the long run.
I can’t wait to get this one back from the longarm quilter!