Melly’s Jelly

Jelly Rolls. Who knew? I for one am ignorant of these things. I rarely shop and I have come to understand that I am a quilter like I am a fish out of water. Yes, I quilt, but I don’t deal with 1/4″ seams, commercial fabrics or the latest new ‘thing’. 

So when I went over to Lisa Chin’s blog and watched a link to a woman ‘tutorialing’ (her word), Jelly Roll quilts, imagine my surprise in finding myself smitten with the idea. It helps that my Man and I will receive a new couch this week, I mean who wouldn’t want a pretty throw draped over a comfy couch? I am really taken by the blue in this line from Benartex. And I love the pattern on pattern effect. The color is somewhere between these two photos.

And the idea just snowballed.

I have to say, using an entire line of fabrics together sure does take the guesswork out of creating a palette. And when they say you can race to the finish and create a quilt top in no time flat? They mean it. This project made me want to do a Jelly Roll race! That sounds like super good fun, especially if I get a quilt top out of the whole deal.

Piecing the back may have taken longer than strip piecing the front! It isn’t complete yet, but it is really close and I started this on Sunday! Amazing. Thank you Lisa.

5 thoughts on “Melly’s Jelly

  1. Hmmm, that looks like a plan to make some Christmas gifts! Of course, my couch binkie does need a new cover too. Thanks for the inspiration and link! Wishing you a great day. If all else fails, Whoopie Pies to the rescue.


  2. You are very welcome Melly! I LOVE the back you have pieced together. It is looking like this will be a reversible quilt. So beautiful!!! I like the idea of the metallic threads every once in a while. I’ve had varying levels of success with them. Bobbin stitching with them works best for me, plus I love that you can use the thicker metallic threads in the bobbin and they really show. Good luck!


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