Christmas Top!

I pieced together this quilt top over the weekend:

I used the jelly roll race technique and probably pieced it together in under 3 hours total. It would have gone a lot faster but I’m bad at following directions and had to rip out a lot of sewing because I sewed in the wrong direction.

C’est la vie.

I used a Pinwheel of Christmas Cheer by Patrick Lose Fabrics. I’m going to put a border on it, probably in solid red and then bind it with something green. I’d like to get something from this fabric line if possible so I’m going to have to hunt down some yardage…otherwise, I’ll just go with plain colors.

This is destined to be a birthday present for my mom. She tends to be cold anyway and I thought it would be festive for her to use while she’s at dialysis three times a week during the holiday season.

The technique is fast and fun. Next time though, I think I’d iron my joins before starting the full sewing process. I’m hoping most of the wrinkles will iron out!

If you’d like to learn how to do the jelly roll race technique, I used this video tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

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