Saturday, September 16, 2017


Happy Jelly Roll Day!
Well, kind of. I shopped local. (Quilt Heaven)
The owner explained that Jelly Rolls don't sell 
until she marks them down.
So I bought a set of precut strips
Pretty colors. Batik.
Made a fresh pitcher of tea, turned on a podcast and...
7:05 This morning I needed 17 strips for Jelly Roll Slice, a free pattern from fatquartershop I've been wanting to try. I took out the darkest blue and the two lightest lights :) and started making strip sets.
Noticed why this is called Seashore. There are fish, shells and even sea turtles! Not my regular style, but cute. They are totally the colors our condo in New Smyrna Beach are decorated in, 1980s beachy colors.
By 9:40 The strip sets had turned into these:
At 12:20 I had these twenty-four strips ready:
Note to self: Next time (probably in Christmas-y colors I have in my stash) I'll strip-piece this part. I understand that they want to you use a Jelly Roll, and I'm playing along...
By 4:20, these twelve blocks were ready:
Kept at it and at 9:56 I finished pressing!
I'll probably add five more blocks across the bottom
 for a little more length.
It's nice knowing I can persevere and have a quilt top in a day!
Did you make a Jelly Roll project today?


scraphappy said...

What a fun project. Best of all, you are practically done already.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like a fun pattern, and I love your fabric choice for it! I didn't have any jelly rolls to sew with today, but I can see how that pattern could be done with any fabric that you could cut into those size pieces.

PaulaB quilts said...

I've been using jelly rolls for years, making many Project Linus Quilts. They make it easy and colorful for kid Quilts. Yours is very pretty.

Kathy S. said...

I've never met a jelly roll I haven't liked! Fun project.

The Joyful Quilter said...

CUTE quilt top!! I didn't have a Jelly Roll to sew. :o((

Kate said...

Very fun and colorful! You picked a great pattern for your jelly roll.