Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, March 25, 2016

Jelly roll time and Starbucks

I finally started this year's Sedona Jelly Roll 1600. (Google that for directions.) I'm using cool blues and greens that remind me of Gig Harbor in the summer and sea glass on the beach. For an accent color, I'm inserting little strips of sandy beige.

You start by sewing all of the strips together end to end, inserting the accent color every few strips. When that's done, you have a piece 2 1/2 inches wide by 1,600 inches long, plus the extra length from the accent strips.

I join my strips at a 45-degree angle and save the triangle clippings to use in Sulky Solve scarves. This is as far as I've gotten.

Then I took a break for another hike and a stop at Starbucks. Believe it or not, this is the view from the outdoor tables at Starbucks! Worth every cent you pay for a cup of coffee.

By the front door of Starbucks is this colorful sculpture. It was hard to find a good angle because of the shadows and busy background, but the detail shot shows the pattern and colors better.

And now we're off for another hike!
Have a colorful day


Robbie said...

Right up my alley! Fantastic view s and Starbucks!!! Love that sculpture!!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Love the colors of your jelly roll, and the sculpture is wonderful... but the scenery wins out every time! Enjoy every view... and hopefully, Gig Harbor will have sunshine for you soon!