Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to me - a day late

I am even a day late on this one! LOLYes, I am a Flag Day baby. I was kinda sad yesterday, feeling sorry for myself for getting older....I know, I know, it is better than the alternative! I did get a spectacular birthday surprise - little ole me surpassed 25,000 hits yesterday!!! WooHoo! I remember not to long ago thinking this would be so fun and so nearly impossible. Thank you for visiting and sharing my blog with your friends. I enjoy sharing with you.

Lately, I have been in a creative black hole and unable to get myself started on anything. But at least yesterday I finally got myself out of my funk and started working on a new quilt!

One traditional quilt that I have always admired is the Irish Chain, so I decided that a scrappy Triple Irish Chain this would be easy enough to make with jelly roll strips. Here are some samples of where I am going:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/40465632@N08/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27565576@N02/

I got these jelly rolls for $5.00 each on clearance and decided to do something with them.



Yesterday I sorted out my strips and started sewing them together. Here is my progress:




What are you working on today?

Piece,
Michele Hester

3 comments:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday! I haven't purchased a jelly roll yet. I'm still waiting until I find one closer to the price you paid. They don't last until the clearance table in my area. Have fun!

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  2. Happy birthday to you!! I absolutely love the colors of your jelly rolls and what a bargain. Can't wait to see this come together.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I like the Irish Chain and made a triple in greens for my MIL's 80th a few yrs ago. It comes together quite quickly and easily and looks a million dollars. That's a great idea using already cut strips - I'm sure I have a jelly roll lurking somewhere in my stash!

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