Some of you have asked if anyone started quilting because of the quilt displays I have put together for our Stake Talent Night at church. I can now say, "Yes!" My friend Darci fell in love with my "Blushing Zebra" quilt I displayed in 2014. It uses the Jelly Roll Race II tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Company
This fall she said she was finally ready to make her first quilt. She wanted hers to be similar to mine and chose to use two Robert Kaufman Shadow Play jelly rolls. She used an aqua solid instead of the pink. I taught her how to cut out the squares, piece it together, press the seams, baste the quilt, and quilt in the ditch with the walking foot. She did an amazing job!
She was so excited to finish it that she looked for binding tutorials online and got it done before we could get together again. I think she has definitely caught the quilting bug, because before she finished her first quilt she had already pieced her second quilt.
It is also finished and she did everything herself on the second one. It was made with two Riley Blake Basic Variety Red jelly rolls and a gray solid. (I think it is wider than the first quilt because the Robert Kaufman jelly roll comes with 20 strips and the Riley Blake comes with 24.) She made this one even bigger by adding borders. Both quilts are now used by her boys and their friends in her family room.
She has also finished a set of placemats. Plus, she has plans for at least three more quilts: one for her husband and two baby quilts. So exciting! It really is fun teaching friends to quilt and seeing their finished quilts.