Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More About Jelly Rolls and a Giveaway

I'm continuing to work away at my version of Jelly and Jam, a bit at a time.  My first jelly roll project was Mon Petit Chou, and I wasn't totally sold on jelly rolls after that experience.

My issue was that the strips had been cut a little bit off kilter, not exactly perpendicular to the fold of fabric, and were V-shaped.  If I had needed the full width of fabric, I would have been up a creek.  But I was making this hexagon pattern (using half hexagons) so it all worked out okay. 

My second jelly roll project, Blooms In The Snow, was more satisfying.  No problem with the strips, the quilt went together beautifully, and I had some experience under my belt and was more comfortable working with the pinked edge.  (Now, I hardly notice those pinked edges.)  This was a Moda Bake Shop pattern and I highly recommend it!

Of course, I'm not dealing with pinked edges in my current project since I cut the strips myself.  And I'm already thinking ahead to my next jelly roll project!  It will come from this book, Scrap Basket Surprises.  Lots of great quilts to make in this book.

If you would like to enter my giveaway for a jelly roll cut from my own stash, go here.  Leave a comment telling me your favorite jelly roll pattern and you will be entered for the Monday night drawing. 

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