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Date: 7/1/12 10:53 PM

I HAD to make diapers, so I decided to cut out 14 at once, 7 in one style and 7 in a different style.



UGGGGGGG 4 days later (NOT counting the day of cutting) I had to set aside the last 5 with only half the snaps on, I couldn't take it anymore! He has enough to get by, I can do a few snaps at a time to finish the rest. I got SO SICK of that dang snap press!!

I still need to make some soakers, but I am having a VERY hard time focusing on them when there are so many quilts dancing around in my head!

A (long) while back I got 2 jelly rolls from Hancock's to try, so I decided to make a 10 minute block quilt from them. Of course sewing the strips together is NOT included in the 10 minutes The fabric is Top Drawer Nochella collection The jelly rolls only have 10 strips each. I knew nothing about jelly rolls when I bought them so I had no idea how stingy that was.

I did get some yardage for the centers and borders, but I am only getting 4 20" blocks out of my jelly rolls! I will have to add some sashing too, or it will end up being a miniature quilt I will have to get creative with the sashing and borders, it is kind of an odd fabric design. I haven't decided yet what I'll do.

yardage I got:
brown & pink for borders

circles for centers

binding, maybe sashing?

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Date: 7/3/12 10:39 PM

here's the progress so far. The 4 blocks are done, now I need to add borders to make it bigger. Right now it's a 42.5" square.



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Date: 7/4/12 9:50 AM

You applicaqued the middle square?
Edited, to take my foot out of my mouth...
-- Edited on 7/4/12 11:40 AM --

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Date: 7/4/12 10:16 AM

Funny, I had the opposite response of LearnToSew -- I love the colors. I am always torn with those rolls - Is one enough, two too much?

Very pretty selections on the additional fabrics also.

What a handsome model - and the diaper is cute too. What pattern is it?
-- Edited on 7/4/12 10:18 AM --

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Date: 7/4/12 10:43 AM

Isn't it wonderful that certain colors just grab some of us and then other colors grab someone else? This still amazes me after all this time how color affects each of us differently.

I love her work and want to see what else she will do with this quilt.

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Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 7/4/12 11:10 AM

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You applicaqued the middle square? I will have to be honest with you and say the colors do not grab me. I know they are better in person, as they do not show to their advantage on the net, as they are faded out. How bright are the colors? Are they muted tones?

Yes, I appliqued the middle square.

The colors are very bright! I LOVE orange, I have two bright orange rooms in my house, and we had a hot pink and orange bathroom for all the years our girls were growing up. These colors were perfect for me(that bathroom is now deep red)

When I bought the jelly rolls, I couldn't see all the fabric strips, just the idea of the colors they were. Once I saw the coordinates it was not the colors that bothered me, it's the prints. They are a bit odd for me.

But these are my practice jelly rolls and I have made a decision to use what I have in my sewing room as much as possible. I don't want so much fabric I have no place to put it and will never be able to use it all in my lifetime.

So I had the orange and brown solids, which happened to match perfectly, so that's what I used! I have some of that neat brown and pink lace print that I actually really like so that will be a nice wide border.

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Date: 7/4/12 11:17 AM

I agree with Kathy and like the colors, and your choice of sashing. I just printed out a step by step tutorial for making a ten minute block and will check my fabric stash. Thanks for the inspiration.

Did you find the ten minute block particularly difficult to focus on and sew?

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Date: 7/4/12 11:17 AM

Quote: KathySews
Funny, I had the opposite response of LearnToSew -- I love the colors. I am always torn with those rolls - Is one enough, two too much?



Very pretty selections on the additional fabrics also.



What a handsome model - and the diaper is cute too. What pattern is it?
-- Edited on 7/4/12 10:18 AM --

Thanks, he is my little sweetheart The pattern is the Tinkle Time Trainer pattern. It is the best fit I have ever found for him, he is VERY slender.

I had no clue about pre-cuts when I got those jelly rolls. It never occurred to me they weren't all the same. There is a tremendous difference between 40 strips and 10!

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Date: 7/4/12 11:28 AM

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I agree with Kathy and like the colors, and your choice of sashing. I just printed out a step by step tutorial for making a ten minute block and will check my fabric stash. Thanks for the inspiration.



Did you find the ten minute block particularly difficult to focus on and sew?




The 10 minute block is SUPER easy, but making sure the stripes were all in the right place was challenging for me. If you do solid squares instead of jelly roll strips, or if you aren't particular about strip placement, it will be that much easier.


One thing I noticed is that when you sew the seams make SURE! the very end/corner of the folded middle square is ALL the way to the edge, or even a bit beyond it. It will stick up and be impossible to get the point flat and on the seam line of it slips a bit at the end while sewing it.

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Date: 7/4/12 9:19 PM

Oh, I see, you found a turtorial for makiing the blocks. I thought at first you just made them up in your mind, and I was so impressed at your doing that. I am not to the making it up part yet. I like the way it is made with the jelly rolls and sashings. I have yet to try it, but it seems easy enough for me. I'll have to check out those jelly rolls everyone is talking about. Now, where can I find them?

How is your little "helper" doing? He is so cute and he has so much hair.

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Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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