My latest creation, a jelly roll race quilt

Good morning and happy April Fool’s Day! I hope no one gets a really awful prank played on them today (little innocent jokes are okay……).

Over the weekend, I finished yet another jelly roll race quilt. Gosh, when I just want to create quickly and sew with some pretty fabric, I grab a jelly roll and go to town. In my opinion, this type of quilt is all about the fabric. Since the design is simple, the fabric should really shine and stand out! This is Color Me Happy by Vanessa Christensen for Moda. Great colors of navy, kelly and grass greens, gray, pinks, aqua and turquoise. The size is 54″ x 65″ and is now listed in my Etsy shop. Here is the link if you would like to take a look at some of my other creations:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreasuresByTami?ref=search_shop_redirect

One of my biggest goals recently is to make the quilt back out of fabrics that are in my stash. I really, really struggled with this one and had to end up buying a couple of yards to go with a couple of smaller pieces of fabric. Oh well, the best laid plans….

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Take care of your back while quilting!

I have never had a fancy or very comfortable sewing chair, I have always used an extra chair from the kitchen table. As I have gotten older, the evidence of not sitting properly at my sewing machine has presented itself with sore shoulders and an achy back. Not very fun to not feel well at the end of a productive day of quilting! So I recently bought myself a really comfortable and adjustable chair. It really supports my back, it swivels so I just simply turn a little and I am able to get up and move directly to my ironing board (no weird twisting to get out of a stationary chair), and it is high enough off of the floor so that my arms are pretty much at a 90 degree angle (which I believe is ergonomically correct). No more hunching my shoulders!! And drum roll………IT IS A VERY PRETTY BRIGHT PINK (my fav color). I found this beauty at Office Depot for around $65 on sale.

Treat yourself and take care of your back while you are doing something that you enjoy.

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