Hodgepodge Quilt

I finished my first quilt!

The quilt top pattern is MSQ Jelly Roll Race #1 and I used Kona Sunrise purchased from MSQ.

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This was a great project to work on my “I need to figure out how to sew a straight line” problem.

I used my fabric guide and kept muttering “don’t look at the needle” and I actually ended up with pretty consistent seams (the quilting lines are another story!)

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Next came the challenge of pinning my quilt top, batting and backing.

The challenge being that my son E claimed the quilt top and kept taking off with it.

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My backing is simply made up of stash fabric that I pieced together (I didn’t think that far in advance and didn’t want to make a special trip for that amount of fabric).

I put out to my FB group the question “what is the best way to quilt a Jelly Roll Race top?”.

Most everyone said stitch in the ditch.

I’m not good at that 😦

I knew that would end up a mess (can’t sew a straight line with out my fabric guide remember???)

So I opted to line my presser foot up with my seams and sew a straight line approximately 1/2 inch away from the seam in a nice green thread.

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Next up, the binding….oh the binding.

I followed Jenny from MSQ video tutorial for machine binding.

She suggests 2.5 inch strips, I opted for 3 inch strips.

Also using up stash fabric.

My binding is far from neat (I had trouble with the corners), but it is cute!

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I learned a lot doing this project and I learned about things I need to work on and things I need to purchase.

I learned I LOVE wonder clips, they were great for the binding.

I learned I will need a walking foot if I continue quilting.

I need to make thicker binding strips.

I learned I need to tape the backing to the floor at the top to help keep everything straight when I pin (mine is a little crooked).

I learned I need to pin the quilt when my kids are not home 😉

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My son has claimed it!

Finally, something I made that he wants!

Have a good week!

Linked to: The Quilting Room with Mel, Sew Can Do,

I should Be Mopping the Floor

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Hodgepodge Quilt

  1. Marsha says:

    I love it. I can see why your son claimed it. After seeing the strips last week I was very excited to see the finished product. Sewing a straight line is so hard go donwitjout the guides. I havd sewn for 50 years and still have issies with it.

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