Monday, March 1, 2021

Upstairs, Downstairs part 1

      I was inspired by the quilts that The Left-Handed Quilter has made from 2 identical jelly rolls. She explains the process well, but I could not grasp it so I thought I would try to make one. Somethings you just have do hands on to get it.
     I found 2 great priced Boundless jelly rolls on Etsy and started separating them into groups of 5 with a dark in each group, two indentical strips in each group. There are eight groups of 5. Then I sewed the strips into strip sets in the order I planned trying to go from dark to light. There are normally two identical strip sets, so you can get 6 blocks out of them.

     Instead of sewing the strips in tube, she cut the 2 1/2" wide strips first from the strip set (Stripology ruler), and then sewed each smaller strip in a tube. I think it all cuts and sews easier her way than the big strip set tube. I did it her way.
I put all the strips for each block on a cardboard and stack them
so I can pin and chain piece. I pin with fork pins at the meeting seams.


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Oooh - that is going to be SO pretty!! Thanks for trying it out - I'm looking forward to seeing your layout - ;))

Gene Black said...

I do like the fabrics in this. I am also looking forward to seeing progress on this one.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for that link to the Left Handed Quilter, Linda. Her Upstairs, Downstairs quilt tops are gorgeous (and yours will be, too!)

Kathy S. said...

LOVE how bright this fabric collection is. Can't wait to see this quilt progress. Have a great weekend, Linda!