Wednesday, August 3, 2011

On a roll…

With a jelly roll quilt.  This quilt has been dubbed by my five year old “Roses of Beauty.”  She picked out a jelly roll at Joann’s earlier this year.  For some reason, she equates roses and flowers with the ideal of love—I’m pretty sure because of the Disney princesses.  Anyway, we made a quilt top from the book “Jelly Roll Quilts” that is basically Chinese Coins.  I think it’s called Bars of Gold in the book.  We had made the bars in the beginning of the summer, so I just added the light pink strips and border.  She picked that out too at the LQS.  It’s a Moda Bella solid.
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Here’s a close-up of the fabrics:
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I pieced the strips according to the directions in the pattern, but it was difficult to figure out a way to lay out the columns without two of the same prints being next to each other. If you look close there are 2 or 3 places where two of the bars are the same next to each other in the row.  Oh well!  I also noticed that all the sample quilts in the book “Jelly Roll Quilts” have wider borders and thinner sashing than the pattern.  I just went with the 3 1/2 inch all the way around as the pattern says.  The top quilt is the pattern diagram and the bottom is the photo.  Notice the sashing and border width differences.
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Two blogs I follow are having giveaways.  I have recently bought fabric from 1 Choice 4 Quilting and was very happy with my purchase.  One of the fabrics I ordered ran out before they fulfilled my order, and as a bonus they added a free “Flurry” charm pack.  How awesome is that?  Enter here.
And The Intrepid Thread (a blog that has some good tutorials) is having a giveaway here.


  1. What a pretty quilt! How are you going to quilt it?

  2. It's very pretty! Those are definitely my colors.

  3. Beautiful quilt! My Mum is always looking for rose fabrics (which are difficult to get here) and those are very pretty.


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