It's taken me a while to change the thought pattern feeling I needed to purchase fabric by the yard(s). Have always thought I needed at least 2 yards or 3 or even more of a particular piece that caught my eye. No specific project in mind, but at least I have this absolutely beautiful fabric tucked away, just incase I think of something wonderful made out of this fabric! Surly, I'm not the only one in the world thinking this way. So it has been a process to limit myself to buying "fat quarters" of a must have piece of fabric. This has gotten easier when I finally realized a smaller quantity of fabric is OK to have when used in just the right project. Am I making sense?
Anyhow, one of my favorite quilt shops has a big roll-around basket of fabric strips, pieces, etc. for 25¢ a piece... needless to say that basket has become an important destination every time I visit the store. Last week I found several nice long strips of fabric that begs to come home with me, They found their way (along with strips I cut from fabric I had) into the jelly roll lap quilt in the photo above. The top is quick and fun.... I love the randomness of where the fabric fell in piecing.
Here's a link with the directions for making this quilt: http://blog.heirloomcreations.net/?p=1897 This tutorial uses pre-cut jelly rolls, but you can have fun making your own!
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