Stupid livewriter had been "down" for a few days, I thought it was me, but googled it and found it's been going on for several days. I often/usually schedule my posts ahead of time, so didn't notice until the weekend :( so I'm back to going thru blogger.com, but it takes a while to upload the pics....
anyone use another program for blog posts?
So Friday I wanted to start a NEW project and something I WANTED to do vs having to do, like all my quilt alongs etc. So I found a jelly roll I think from timeless treasures and there were a few pieces taken out of it but I figured I'd work with what I had, I looked at a few jelly roll books but nothing appealed to me, then I thought of the jelly roll race, I've made 2 in the past, one was a total FAIL because I made my own 2 1/2" strips and the colors just didn't go together, the 2nd one I think was okay, I gave it away, so it must have been fine :)
That one I added black 2 1/2" squares inbetween the strips and I wanted to try that again, so I sorted the strips of mostly greens and blues and there were 2 black strips, which I cut into 2 1/2" squares (I had about 33 strips I think of the greens and blues) I also had 3 yellow strips which I put aside at first but then I wanted to add them in between as well so I calculated that I could cut 4" sections and have enough so I added those next to the black.
Here's the mess in progress :)
It started to look great!
and here's the finished top without a border, roughly 45" x 60"
then I found some solid black and added a 4 1/2" border and enough for binding too.
What does it remind you of?
I saw BEES right away.... hubby saw Bees and DNA, so he thought the name Bee-DNA should be the name for the quilt, I think Buzzing bees sound nicer :)
Either way I'm happy with it and I finished the main part before lunch and added the border in the afternoon, so EASY PEASY!
(One thing I miss in livewriter is the signature below, never figured out how to do that automatically)