Although I signed up for it, and have had the Jelly Roll Quilt along button on my blog since it first started, I hadn't finished any of the blocks until today. I got the center of the first one finished and couldn't decide what to use for the background fabric. It took me weeks to settle on a very plain cream fabric. I'm not using a jelly roll, but rather fabrics from my stash. (I'm determined to whittle it down!) Anyway, I finished the first four and now I'm caught up.
As I said, I'm determined to whittle down my stash and have been looking for ways to do so. Quite by chance I was checking out something on Nancy Zieman's site, and came across the Creative Kindness section which gives information about Little Dresses for Africa. It's such a simple little pattern, takes very little time to make, and is such a worthy cause. I've completed one, and have the fabric cut for 6 more. This fabric has been sitting around for months and years, and to me, this seems like a wonderful way to use it up. My plan is to make 5 or 6 at a time and send in a package once a month. As another benefit, it will also give me OPAM completions! Does anyone want to join me in this?
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