I’ve succumbed to the allure of precuts on many occasions. Who can blame me? They’re a cost-effective way to get a cross-section of an entire line, and because they are precut, there is less work for me.
Jelly rolls are not as versatile as other precuts, though, so they tend to linger in my stash. I have four of them right now, and it’s time to put them into service as quilts. Two of the four feature Christmas fabrics, so I decided to use them up first by making quilts for Christmas giving. The holiday deadline was the kick in the pants I needed to get going!
First up: my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt. Most of the fabrics are from a jelly roll of Basic Grey’s Evergreen, but I supplemented that lot with some Evergreen fat quarters and some strips from a jelly roll of Basic Grey’s 25th and Pine. My goal was to cull the lighter, airier fabrics and sew them with a few well-placed color-saturated selections. I omitted all the super-Christmassy fabrics, striving for a more wintry quilt that could be used throughout the cold months here in New England.
I love the results. The Scandinavian feel of the Evergreen line is going to be perfect for the recipients I have in mind.
You could figure out how to make your own Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, but why would you do that when I’ve already done it for you? Check out the tutorial here.
|This is a happy accident. I miscut the background fabric and had to make |
do with a neutral pattern in its place.
Christmas quilt #2 is in the works. It’s going to feel great to trim my jelly roll stash down by two!
Do you have a go-to pattern or two for your jelly rolls? If so, I would love to hear about it. And if you’re able to resist jelly rolls in general, can you teach me how to do that, too?
Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday, Let’s Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, TGIFF, and Finish It Up Friday ...
This is also my submission for Le Challenge. This month’s theme is method, and I thought this quilt finish and accompanying tutorial fit the bill well. : )