One month from today, I’ll be flying to Texas to see my best girlfriend. Of course, since February is a weird month, that’s also exactly 4 weeks away. I’m super excited to see her. It’s been about 3 years since we were last together, and she now has a 2 1/2 year old. I can’t wait to meet the little guy.
I decided that I would love to have a quilt to give her son. As soon as I booked the flight, I started looking for fabric. Since I have so little time, a jelly roll race quilt is in order. I’m using a Simple Marks Summer jelly roll by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda. It’s a bright, fun line, and not too little-kid-ish. Since he’s already 2 1/2, I wanted something that would be fun now and also work well as he gets a little older.
The big question is, can I sew, quilt, and bind a quilt within a month? That’s much faster than I usually work. The jelly roll race style will make for a fast top, and I’m thinking about doing all over loops for a quick quilting design. I still want to hand stitch the binding, so that will take a while, as usual. My modern guild is having a sewing day today, so I should be able to get some good work done. Hopefully I will have a completed top before the day is through.