Thursday, 1 January 2009

Jelly Roll Quilt

When my Bestie and I get together we always make something and this time we decided to make a jelly roll quilt. It was a bit ambitious given the time frame but we were determined.

Firstly we picked a jelly roll pattern "Sparkling Gemstones" then we chose our fabrics. We went with "Spring Magic" and a beautiful white tone on tone for the background.

We sewed, cut and ironed, taking turns as we only had one machine, one cutting mat, and one iron.

V deviated from the pattern a little and I said she was taking a short cut, in the end her blocks looked beautiful too. Where I've got 4 fabrics in a block, she only had two.

I sewed all the strips together and then when I sewed the first two rows together I discovered the blocks needed to be trimmed to 6" squares . (The pattern hadn't mentioned this...gggrrr). So I didn't get it finished before I left South Australia.

Since I've been home I've unpicked all the rows, trimmed all the blocks and reassembled it and Here's the completed top....

No idea when I'll get it quilted, so if Lizzie's Page is reading this, this is the quilt I want stippled, feel like practicing on it?

19 comments:

Cybele's patch said...

Happy New Year! My first comment in 2009. Feels strange in a way. Your quilt looks great. I admire your patience by taking it all apart and piece it again.

Kerri said...

Jo your quilt looks great. Is it out of the "Jelly Roll Quilts" book? I thought I might have had a go at making that one at some stage. It looks really effective.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jo! Your quilt looks FANTASTIC!! WOW! How speedy were you two to get so much done in between the coffees, lunches, shopping, coffees ...!! Good on you! I'm just starting one of two quilts I'm hoping to get finished by the end of January - talk about setting tough goals for myself so early in the year!! At least one is quilt-as-you-go, so not quite the same challenge as yours to finish. And they say that whatever you're doing on New Years Day is what you'll do most of for the rest of the year - Hope so, cos I'm playing in the sewing room! Oh, and washing ... hmmm ... could do without THAT!! Tee! Hee! Hee! Happy New Year! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Isabella said...

Oh Gosh I hope Kris is wrong Iv'e slept most of the day between blogging fed up with this sleep disorder, I love your quilt I'm using a jelly roll for my "Family values Quilt"but thats a bit differant from a whole quilt we will be needing to call you Speedie Gonsalis soon

Julie said...

Gorgeous quilt, you must be happy with the end result, it helps to read the pattern first although I'm sure none of us ever do. :-)

Linda said...

Oh it's lovely Jo, and a first for the New Year.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt.........

Maree said...

Love the Colours and Design...Great Job after all that Reverse stitching...what a Task.!!
cheers

Robyn said...

Jo it's just lovely!!
You might need to come visit me next so we can make one together too :p
I have a Jelly Roll that I'm looking forward to using one day....after my UFOs...tee hee
Yours looks wonderful and good on you for getting stuck in and getting the yukky stuff done(unpicking)...ewwww.
Happy Happy New Year to you and I'm glad we met in 2008!
I've had a nana nap now and feel a bit more functional...lol
Wishing you and your boys much love and happiness in 2009 and beyond.
hugs
Robyn xx

Leanne said...

HI Jo, your quilt is lovely, of course I'll stipple it for you but do you trust me, lol

Love Leanne

Fiona said...

Hi Jo,

I just love your quilt - It is stunning. I am off to Ebay to look at Jelly Rolls - LOL.

I enjoy your blog very much - I often check in to see what you have been creating.

Regards,
Fiona

DAWNIE said...

Oh yes you are at it again. Oh I can relate to the quick unpick - am glad it is one of your good friends - quilts looks great - good luck with the stippling. Hope you had a great new year.

DAWNIE said...

Oh yes you are at it again. Oh I can relate to the quick unpick - am glad it is one of your good friends too- quilts looks great - good luck with the stippling. Hope you had a great new year.

julia said...

Hi Jo
happy new year!
Your GemStonesQuilt is a real gem ;o) - love the colours/fabrics you used...
I have already a (virtual) mark on that page of the Jelly Roll Quilts book too ;o).
Hugs, Julia

wonderwoman said...

what a gorgeous quilt Jo - i have not had a go at one of these quilts yet but you have inspired me!

xxx

Julie said...

Very pretty quilt! And put together in record time it seems.

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hi there Jo...the quilt looks great!!!I've looked at jelly rolls and think I might get myself one this year...you've now inspired me to do it!!! Will be back to see how you are going...Happy New Year to you and Happy Quilting

sewkalico said...

This is such a pretty quilt!
Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Lynn E said...

Happy New Year , love the quilt top. I have a number of jelly rolls and was wondering where did you get the pattern.