Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Slicing And Dicing

I started a project using my homemade jelly roll.  I made strip sets, using one "light" and one "dark" strip.

Then the slicing and dicing, and more sewing. 

The finished blocks are in the photo below.  Looking at that block on the left, I am concerned that I may not have enough contrast between the "light" and the "dark."  I will get 40 blocks out of my 20 strip sets but need just 36 for the quilt top so I can weed a few out if necessary.

The pattern I'm using is Jelly and Jam by Fig Tree Quilts.  It is very easy so far.  The seams line up beautifully if you press according to the directions.  This is a design I can work on a little bit at a time in the evenings after work.

Now for the giveaway!  When I cut my homemade jelly roll, it was easy to cut a second strip of each fabric.  So I have a second jelly roll to give away - 34 strips of fabric cut from my stash of pastel florals.  (For my project, I augmented with a few strips left from a Moda Sanctuary jelly roll.)

To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment here telling me about your favorite jelly roll pattern or book.  I'll do a post on all the submissions and draw a winner from those commenting on Monday night (Labor Day). 


  1. I love the block that you have made in your post and would probably give it a whirl. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!!

  2. Golly! Don't you just love 'Jelly+Jam'! Yours will be so beautiful! Thank you for sharing,love,Linda


  3. I just found your blog and have been looking through your archives. I just love your blooms in the Snow quilt. The fabrics you are using for Jelly and Jam are beautiful. I can't wait to see the end result.

  4. I came back to read through your blog some more and just saw that you wanted us to tell you what our favorite jelly roll book is. I actually have two - one is by Kimberly Einmo called Jelly Roll Quilts and More. The other is a new one I just bought called Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. Both of these books have lots of great patterns.

  5. One I really like is "Jelly Parfait," also from Fig Tree Quilts (they have it at FatQuarterShop.com). Thanks for the giveaway!


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