out of one jelly roll?
Okay. For my non-quilting friends; a jelly roll is a group of 2.5 x 44 inch fabric strips...one strip of each fabric in a coordinating line. Between different colorways, etc; there's often upwards of 45 different pieces! When I saw the Celebrate Spring line by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics last year I just had to have it all! and jelly rolls make it affordable to own the whole line.
Ahhh. Those colors just make my heart sing! Luckily, I was thinking ahead and I bought a charm pack (one five inch square of each) as well. The downside of so many groovy fabrics being designed these days is they don't have very long runs. Once they sell out they're gone! Well, after just enjoying looking at the roll for nearly a year I decided to crack it open and see what all I could make from it. First I made this baby quilt.
I had 42 five-inch squares which I used as the centers combined with the 2.5 inch randomly cut strips to make seven inch squares . I backed this quilt with yellow dot Minky (super super soft!) and hand tied it. Next I had to come up with a strips-only pattern.
I know I saw something real similar to this somewhere recently but right now it's escaping me. I'm saving this top for when I want to try machine quilting again. I guess I'd call this a toddler quilt. I still had a few pieces left and when I saw this yellow 'leaves' quilt mentioned on SewMamaSew's blog I knew I had to make one, too.
I have a Sizzix die for those leaf shapes so it came together super quick. Each square is 5 inches. Since taking this pic I backed it in the yellow dot Minky as well, and edged it with the green dot border. This is the smallest of the three quilts. I love how that green dot fabric from JoAnn's matched the line so nicely! And I love LOVE LOVE the blanket stitch on my new Bernina
I swear; I'd have bought the machine for that stitch alone! So, with what very little I had left I pieced the strips together to edge the first quilt I made (with the squares) and that's that. I'm now on the lookout for a new jelly roll that I love so much I just have to have it, and then have fun coming up with different ways to use it, too. :-)