Monday, March 26, 2012

Kathy's Jelly Roll Quilt Top

 I finished my sisters Quilt top.  I won the Jelly Roll In this post from the monthly completes giveaway at Such a Sew and Sew my wife did not like the Jelly roll race quilts and for lack of a more original idea I sewed them into strips of 5 and then cut them up and then sewed them back together.  so just a million 2 1/2 inch blocks.
 I don't think I would ever buy a Jelly Roll as its not my favorite mode of material (it just seems thinner and flimsier then other materiel) but I did love the color in this Jelly Roll and its in many of my 5 X 5 blocks and my Granny Squares.
 For those that have been counting I have finished 3 tops this weekend.  Not to be a slacker I was well on my way to doing a 4th top tell I realized I was shy on the 2 projects I was in the middle of.
 My 5 X 5 quilt (yep making one for me) Is going to have 12 completely different blocks similar to Burst of Colors but no duplicates. So I had 11 blocks and had never taken the time to finish the 12th.  So here is my gray block.
 While I was at it i sewed together my last 2 Granny Squares.  Then totally forgot to take a picture of them (it was a orange and purple I did tonight) My wife picked my pattern and then I sewed the right side to each block.  I got tired and would have finished it but I figured 3 tops for a weekend is fine have to have something to finish on Monday.  That is unless Julia decides to come out and play.
Rebecca found a cute baby blanket pattern in a magazine that I had on quilting and sewing and after a small bit of negotiating on her part I was willing to part with some flannels that I would allow her to start making a blanket for her baby sister its a cute pattern and will share more as she progresses on it.

Any way no baby yet.  Off and on contractions.  We do have a 11 am Dr apt so maybe news when I next post.


Mike Pearson said...

I never liked jelly rolls either, they are messy ;)

Deborah said...

I like what you did with the jelly roll quilt. I did a jelly roll race quilt and wasn't thrilled with it. Maybe I can morph it into something prettier like you did with this one! Take care.

Elizabeth said...

The jelly roll quilt is beautiful! Love how it is coming out.

And, boy have you been busy otherwise! Lots of great projects going on!

Hang in there Tanya!

xo -E

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Cherie said...

I was going to buy a jelly roll! Glad I haven't now! The quilt looks amazing, I love all the blocks too!! =D

Quilty Conscience said...

What a pretty, happy quilt! You do great work.

Megan said...

Richard! This quilt is awesome! I like how the bright white sashing breaks up all the color and lets my eyes rest between the different blocks.

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

The jelly roll fabric is exactly the same fabric that is on the bolt, or any other precut. They cut the pre-cuts from the yardage. What is left over they package into moda scrap bags - pieces that still have the selvage on them. I think what you are referring to, is the quality of the cotton is not the same as it used to be. Moda is now using a cheaper, thinner quality fabric for all their lines. I have scraps, and fabric from 5 years ago and it was much better quality than it is now. Cotton prices are soared because farmers are tending away from cotton crops in favor of feed crops.

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