Saturday, September 19, 2020

Celebrating National Jelly Roll Day!


Today I finished my jelly roll quilt!

I started this Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll quilt back in June. 

That's when the top looked like this below.

Knowing what I know now, I should've kept it the original size.

But I was intimidated by it. I thought I'd never be able to get it quilted on my own.

So I cut off one of the set of strips from both the top and bottom. 

One of the strips I added to the backing. 

I used a simple meander stitch to free-motion the layers together. 

Using this stitch was much easier than I had thought and went very quickly.

It was during this time when I wished it was still full size.

Oh well! Next time!


I used most of the Moda Savannah jelly roll I had on hand, 
and also a good chunk of a solid black jelly roll too. 

There were also light coral colored strips in the Savannah collection, but it felt a bit girly
to include those since this would be going to my someday-son-in-law.

I added a label to the back corner.

And here is Jordan receiving his quilt on his 30th birthday!
He's kinda shy, but he loved it!

The Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt pattern is available here at Michelle Cain's blog 
From Bolt to Beauty. It is a freebie! It's also available on her link tree on Instagram. 

I hope you found some time today to sew with a jelly roll!
I have a few more in my stash that still need a project.

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  1. It's a beauty! Congratulations!

  2. ¡¡Qué preciosidad!! BESICOS.

  3. As you say, next time you can make it bigger. Even so, it turned out terrific and it looked like he enjoys it so much. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. This quilt looks amazing! I really like the colours.