We had our guests sign pieces of fabric instead of a standard guestbook. I quilted them up using the “It’s a Hoot” jelly roll by Moda for my first, and possibly last time.
Nothing against the “It’s a Hoot!” fabric line (though, like Of Mice and Men and the inexplicable lack of mice, this fabric has no images of owls), the fabric was gorgeous and high quality, but the jelly roll is a bummer. A jelly roll is a pre-cut bundle of fabric. It is a great way to get a wide variety of fun colors, but you are getting them in 2.5 inch strips, so it really limits what you can do with them. AND because it’s pre-cut, you can’t pre-wash your fabric, which is kind of sacrilegious to me. I always pre-wash….I don’t know what happens when you don’t pre-wash your fabrics, but I’m pretty sure it involves a midnight quilt police raid and lots of pins.
I used my new recycled soda bottle quilt batting – can you tell in the photo that is a nice pale green? I don’t think it’s showing through the white in the quilt. It’s a new product and I’m interested to see how well it quilts and drapes and washes. I will let you know, eager readers!
As you can see, I basted it on my front porch, under the strict supervision of the white male corporate fat cat that is always oppressing me (top left corner).