- Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt (and tutorial)
- Good Day Sunshine Quilt (and tutorial)
- Christmas in Bold Colors
Despite those finishes, all from the past two years, I still have jelly rolls in my stash! National Sew a Jelly Roll Day is motivating me to change that. In fact, I have a jelly roll tutorial that will debut later this month. It’s a follow-up to my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, and I’m calling it my Still Pretty Simple Jelly Roll Quilt.
Today, though, I have a jelly roll finish to share with you, my Warm and Cool Coin Quilt ...
|This is my own design. If I had to do it again, I would make the |
diagonal line thicker. Right now, that line mocks me every time
I look at the quilt!
I cut the strips from a jelly roll of Denyse Schmidt’s Franklin fabrics into shorter 5½-inch lengths. Some of them I used as is, without cutting them down further. I trimmed others width-wise until I had a good variety of shapes. This was all done improvisationally, without measuring or worrying whether I was cutting the fabric at right angles, which created a pleasant wonkiness.
I separated these bits of fabric into warm and cool colors and started sewing them together. After that I paper-pieced the blocks divided by the white diagonal line and assembled the top. Then this project sat for almost a year, without even being basted.
|The back features more Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Typical Michelle move!|
Usually I procrastinate quilting a project because I love it as a quilt top and I don’t want the quilting to mess things up. In this case, I was feeling pretty blah-de-blah about the project until I started the quilting. I took a cue from Jacquie Gering’s new book—Walk, which I highly recommend—and started with an all-over grid. Then I went back and quilted diamonds inside that grid.
This project, with its vast negative space needed something more than my usual straight-line quilting. The texture that Jacquie’s approach creates is what transforms this quilt into something special.
|Well, hello fancy-for-me quilting!|
This quilt is going to a good friend. I hope that she doesn’t read my blog and this quilt will be a surprise!
|The subtle stripe, also from the Franklin collection, frames this project nicely.|
Do you have a relationship with jelly rolls? Fess up: How many are in your stash?!
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social and Finish It Up Friday ...