Project Quilting 10.3 Bigger Than a Breadbox
This week’s Project Quilting challenge is size related. It has to be ‘bigger than a breadbox’. Which seems a little weird for a quilting project, amiright? It turns out that the project doesn’t have to be 3D, it just has to be bigger than the footprint of a breadbox. Which is about 8 X 16 inches. Who knew? I haven't seen a breadbox since the last time I visited my grandparent's house.
I have to admit that I spent a few days kicking this one around in my head. A tablerunner would fit the bill, but I started a tablerunner for the last challenge, and it didn’t work out well. Actually, the tablerunner turned out fine; I just didn’t get it finished in time to submit it. But I did finish it! Yay!
|Table runner that didn't get finished in time to enter into the Red/White/Blue Challenge|
For this week, I first thought that I would make a fabric covered bin for my new sewing room. Oh, I guess that I didn’t mention that yet – I have a new sewing room! It’s a fairly long, convoluted story, that I don’t have time to get into right now, but I promise that I will post about it once it is presentable and I can take pictures. Right now, it is still in flux. TL;DR - it used to be our family room.
I did some digging around on the web for patterns or tutorials for fabric bins and realized that it wasn’t going to work. The fabric bins that I found were too small, or they were round. For my purposes, I wanted something like a box, not a basket. I could have modified the instructions to make a bigger one. But if I made something that met the size requirement for the challenge, it would be too big for the place that I wanted to use it. So that idea went to the back burner for now.
I’ve been thinking that I needed a rug for the powder room that is adjacent to my new sewing room. I have been seeing jelly roll rugs everywhere. Pinterest is full of them; there are tutorials online and they just seem to be the latest trend. I had bought the pattern and a roll of the batting that is used to make them awhile ago. But at the time that I bought the batting roll, I hadn’t read the pattern yet. It turns out that the pattern calls for two rolls, not one… oops. I hadn’t gotten around to buying another roll, so it just kinda sat there. Until now, that is! I realized that I could use just half of a jelly roll and the one batting roll to make a smaller rug that would fit perfectly in the powder room. Instead of an actual jelly roll, I used some of the leftover fabric from the new curtains that I made for the powder room and added some accent colors from my stash. Voila – two birds with one stone! ^.^
|My half jelly roll rug! Approx 30" x 24"|