Saturday, August 4, 2012


I've come to realize that there are two kinds of bikers...those (like my hubby) who when asked if he wants to "go for a ride" are like a dog who is being asked if he wants to "go for a walk"  (ride, ride, ride, ride, ok, ok, lets go, oh boy, oh boy..).  I, however, am turning into a cat (where are we going? are there curves? what food is involved?)

Today I suggested a "backward loop", meaning that we would drive the reverse direction of Idaho City, Lowman, Crouch, Horse Shoe Bend.  (150 miles of 25 to 45 mile per hour curves)

 Oh...and it's Saturday.  So the quilt shop in Crouch is open.  Oh, and I have a $25 punch card credit waiting for me.   Have I mentioned that Stitch & Snip in Crouch has a really amazing selection of batiks?

I added to my purple collection so I could make the jelly roll strip dress that I saw in Portland

When I got home, I started laying everything out, working on a color gradation of light on top to dark on the bottom.  The sections on the left will be cut in half to separate the other colors.

After multiple swap outs, this is the color way destined to be sewn together.  Unfortunately, I am not thin enough to cut a dress out of 45" of fabric, so the pieces to the side are the extra 1/2 width section that will be the second back section to the dress.

It's hard to see in this picture, but the sections that are in the middle (belly section) are by far the most textured patterns, which I hope will distract the viewer from my middle.

Am in the process of watching the Olympics and turning these strips into yardage for the dress pattern.


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Looks very very yummy. Can't wait to see the finished dress.

Lynne said...

Ooo, my favourite colour. Can't wait to see the finished project.