Last summer, the shop hop on Oahu had prizes.  I won one, a jelly roll of assorted fabrics.  The theme of the fabrics was dots.  It contained 30 strips.  Most of the patterns that I wanted to use needed 40+ strips. 

I scrounged around my stash and came up with 10 more dot fabrics to add to them:


Why am I bringing this up?

My son came downstairs this morning and stated his favorite cuddling quilt was getting too short.  I guess that it was inevitable.

I was looking for a fabric collection that was good for a boy, but couldn’t find one.  Everything seemed too girly.  I then remembered about the fabric I won.

I will be making Pineapple Surprises from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts”.  I ordered some tan Moda Bella Solids for the background.

Hopefully this quilt will be long enough for him for a while.

Sent With Love – Help needed


Here is the center of the quilt.  I used the Moda “Sent With Love” jelly roll and a pattern from “Scrap Basket Surprises”.

My dilemma is this:


Should I go with how the pattern says to complete the quilt (the red on the outside is the binding)?



Or should I just finish it with the inner border and bind it (again, the red on the outside is the binding)?



I have a deadline on the quilt and really need to get going on it. So any advice would be appreciated.