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My First Jelly Roll Jam Quilt

Crafts, Supplies, Sewing, Color, How toGabriela SimsComment

I wanted to start another baby quilt and ended up finding this awesome pattern for jelly roll quilts! I love the idea of jelly rolls, coordinated bundles of fabric that are pre-cut into strips! It's wonderful. So I started with a really fun roll with some vibrant colors and patterns. 

 

 I used the roll on the left. 

I used the roll on the left. 

Then I started the pattern by piecing my strips. 

 

 Only 15 more to go. 

Only 15 more to go. 

Then I cut my blocks using an acrylic 6" x 12" ruler.

 

 This part was really fun. 

This part was really fun. 

Next I arranged my blocks according to the pattern and started making them into bigger blocks.

 

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I assembled my top. 

 Only batting, backing, and binding now (The 3 B's) 

Only batting, backing, and binding now (The 3 B's) 

Now the backing had to be picked out after this was assembled so I could get an idea of how the colors looked together, I decided to go with blue flannel again, but this time with orange binding.

 

 Binding half done. 

Binding half done. 

Here is the finished Jelly Roll Jam Quilt. 

 

 I need to press this, but it's finished! 

I need to press this, but it's finished! 

I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt and it came together over the course of 3 days. I even had time to start a new project. 

 

 Flannel Animals :) 

Flannel Animals :) 

That's all for today, I hope you shop for a nice jelly roll and make one of these awesome quilts, happy crafting! 

The Silhouette Mint is Giving Me Life! (Review)

Reviews, Stamps, Cards, Tools, Diy, Paper crafting, Crafts, Silhouette, Tutorial, Supplies, Scrapbooking, Color, How toGabriela SimsComment

I recently purchased s Silhouette Mint because I love stamping and I also make a lot of handmade cards. I have been wanting a custom stamp for a long time, but I hadn't gotten around to sending my design out to have it done. So before I ordered this, I read a ton of reviews because it's on the expensive end and it has a really specialized function, so I wanted to be certain. Also this would be my first Silhouette machine, I have a Cricut Explore that I love, so I was not sure what to expect. I can honestly say I'm very impressed! The machine is very compact and lightweight, it comes with 2 stamps/stamp kits, 4 ink colors, 1 month of Silhouette Studio, and a software CD.  I have a Mac and downloaded the software from the website.

 

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The included stamps are 30mm x 30mm and 15mm x 60mm. I used the rectangle to make a stamp for my website. The directions are very easy to follow and I was creating my stamp in about 10 minutes. The design software is easy to navigate and reminds me of Cricut Design Space, so I was comfortable after a few minutes.  I printed my stamp and then removed it from the clear wrapping.

 

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Each set comes with a wood block to mount your stamp to and labels you can stamp to identify your image.

 

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I inked up my stamp and only had a little trouble because my letters are so small, I'm going to ink it again later to see if that helps even out the image. 

 

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I'm very happy that I bought this and I would recommend getting a few more stamps when you have a chance as this only comes with two. Also there are additional ink colors available, I ordered magenta when I ordered my machine. Each stamp will imprint about 50 times before you have to re-ink it, so far I've stamped about 20 images and it still looks good.  If your craft budget allows, definitely get one, happy crafting.