I am almost done with the piecing of the Moda Winter jelly roll purchased recently...just need to buy and put the borders on. This means another road trip to Sweet Home because I was not sure what border fabric I wanted at the time. I saw the UPS man there last time unloading and I bet there will be more goodies for me to buy.
I like the clear pictures and directions in the Jelly Roll book, but I do have a few tips if others are going to make the Friendship Braid Quilt. I did not have the exact ruler they said to use and modified one of my others...worked fine, but wonder if my pieces would have not been off a hair when joining. It also has you press all seams in the same way on all the braids. I hate not having opposing seams if it is at all possible. So for the 1st for "braids", starting with the light, I pressed them as was stated. For the 2nd set, I press the opposite way they said. It is not as "easy" to press, but I felt the time here was well worth the opposing seams when sewing. I first pressed from the back lightly to direct the seams and then did the right side. Also BIAS, BIAS, BIAS....if you are making this quilt, you will know what I mean! I am looking thru my stash to make a couple others in the book. Definitely a keeper of a book.
Poppy is so funny. She was exploring a bird bell today. Big deal...right? Let's just say it makes a nice hat...wish I had the camera. I also bought something today I really should not have...everyone will have to wait to see ;o). k