Friday, April 10, 2009
Jelly Roll Disaster
For the past several days I've worked with a Oh-Cherry-Oh Jelly Roll that I picked up at a LQS class. It also came with a free pattern from Moda's website called Sultry. It makes a friendship braid quilt when done, something I've never made before but was anxious to try.
All the Jelly Roll strips are cut to 7 inches and then sewn to alternate sides of a beginning square.
After the braid is sewn, the edges need to be trimmed and then the rows sewn together.
Well, somewhere amongst all this sewing, I should have used some starch on all those bias edges. I didn't have any and was too lazy to go get some. I figured it would be ok. It wasn't.
It is so wonky, so crooked, so bowed! Waah, I've never had anything turn out so bad before!
Trust me, it is much worse in actuality than the pictures reveal. You see that top edge? It should lay right along that tile grout line. I was feeling pretty down on the day it happened, but with some distance I've adjusted and console myself with that little aphorism, "Every quilter has a masterpiece within" and mine just hasn't come out yet!