Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Jelly Sandwich Quilt



This week I started a Jelly Sandwich Quilt using Moda 's Coming Home Jelly Roll


Stitches Magazine
I got the fabric at the beginning of my quilting journey but never found a pattern/design that I wanted to try.  After I saw this design in a local magazine 'Stitches', I wanted to give it a go.  (The flash is a bit bright on the picture, sorry)


I just love how it came out so far.
I have to be completely honest when I say, I just cant afford 'designer' fabrics, but after using this, I know and understand exactly why everyone insists on using good quality cotton.  Although I am using 100% cotton, its not of the same standard, but I am happy with the results with my previous quilt.


YES, you save a lot of time using jelly rolls, no need for time consuming cutting and preparation as all the fabric is pre-chosen to fit and cut up precisely in 2½ inch strips.  But this specific design did not leave any room for error. One mistake and the whole thing will be ruined.  Luckily I was very attentive, and made sure,.. look once,.. look again, read the instructions, again and again, before I would slide the rotary cutter through the fabric.  It was quite stressful. 


I love the prints on the fabric,.. apples, sheep, flowers and roosters... its so cute!  I hope you can see some of it on these snapshots I took...


I got it done, without any mistakes, whoop-whoop!!!  All that is left to do is the border for this quilt top be done.  So watch this space...


Happy quilting

11 comments:

Rosemary said...

That's such a great pattern! I really love how your quilt came out! Looks wonderful!

Becky said...

Looks great!!

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Rosemary, I cant wait to start quilting this, not sure what FMQ design I will use, was thinking of trying feathers...

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Becky :-)

Danielle Hudson said...

That's a very pretty quilt top! I love the colors. I have been wanting to try a jelly roll quilt. Just haven't gotten around to it. Probably because i have a long list of things I want to try :)

Marelize Ries said...

Dont you just wish we had more hours in the day to spend on what we love doing?...

Malini said...

I love your quilt, its stunning. I have the same fabric line. Some fat quaters and 2 charm packs. May be I can do this design too. I'm excited.
Thanks Marelize!

Doreen said...

That pattern is really interesting....not as simply constructed as would first appear! Feathers, or some type of variation, would work wonderfully and would be a great opportunity to practice FMQ without it being the total focus! Very nice!

FarahLin said...

Your quilt top turned out beautifully. Love the colours.

I love reading your blog and I find your FMQ skills are amazing! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks for popping by, and all your wonderful comments.

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Doreen, I made a few practice blocks yesterday to give feathers a go, much harder to get the 'flow' of it right. I'll have to practice more, before I can quilt this, the last thing I want to do is mess it up.... :-)

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