you know that you talk about fabric pretty often... when your dad knows what a jell roll is!
i walked in today and had my new skirt on... and dad says "it's a jelly roll!"
i was so proud i gave him 2 high fives!! my dad knows what a fat quarter is too... and prides himself in learning my quilt terminology... gotta love it!
my strips...mostly dandelion girl, with some gypsy rose, patisserie, buttercream & figs, and allspice tapestry... five different lines!... i was inspired by joanna's post about 80/20!
i don't have a ruffle foot so i gathered the bottom tier with 2 rows of elastic thread and it worked pretty well...
i also made the top pieces 9x9... their tutorial suggested taking one square out but i was afraid with only 4 that it wouldn't fit over my hips! sticking with 5 and taking one inch off each worked perfect!
lastly i only made 2 tiers... then i took 3 WOF fabric pieces by 4" wide and sewed them end to end.. measured the bottom of my shirt and cut it to that length plus seam allowances... sewed short ends together in a loop... folded it wrong sides together and sewed it on like it was big binding... just without turning it and no hand stitching!