One of my friends contacted to me to see if I'd be willing to make a quilt to donate for a silent auction to raise money for her son's preschool. I was more than happy to oblige. I had a "Swanky" by Chez Moi Jelly roll that I really had no idea what to do with. It's was something I purchased a long time ago originally to make a quilt for my daughter. Since then both our tastes have changed, so it was just an extra item I had. I do love the fabric though.
A long time ago, I saw this and knew I wanted to make one someday. Then there was this one and this one! I really love those. So this was born:
colored fabric strips: Swanky jelly roll by Chez Moi for Moda
white fabric: Ikea Dvala sheet
backing fabric: a fabric I really liked found at Joann's
binding fabric: another one found at Joann's
I quilted this one using Connection Thread's Essential PRO thread. It's 100% polyester. Why did I use this thread instead of my usually Essential thread that is 100% cotton? I just wanted to try it. It says it's for long arm users. Even though I'm not a long arm quilter, I wanted to see how it was. Here's my review. I had absolutely no thread breakage and very little, if any, lint. So that was nice. It quilted beautifully and I'm glad I tried it! I'm not sure of the weight of it, but it did seem a little bit thinner than the Essential cotton thread I normally quilt with. But I really liked it and will use it again in the future!
I hope my friend's preschool gets a little money with the help of this quilt.