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Jelly roll quilt

by Clare Mansell
Jelly roll quilt

Third quilt of the year… Finished! This quilt was made from a Moda jellyroll that I’ve had sitting in my stash for far too long. It’s turned out baby quilt size and to be honest, at the moment I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. I’ll probably just keep it as an emergency baby gift or charity auction donation.

It’s the first time I’ve used a jellyroll and I don’t think I’ll bother again, it was all a bit too “painting by numbers” for me. Personally half the appeal of quilt making is putting the fabrics together, and never being entirely sure what the end result will look like. Even though I could, of course, have done a much more complex pattern, this was still a bit too predictable for me.

Anyway, with this one out of the way, I can now crack on with a couple of projects I am itching to do! First a snowball quilt for my mum, which needs to be finished by Easter when I go back to the UK, and after that I want to make a mixed patchwork and applique quilt inspired by a design that I saw on Kirstie’s Homemade Home.

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Susanna February 12, 2010 - 8:06 am

What’s a jellyroll, please Miss?

Gill February 12, 2010 - 8:09 am

I love it!!! How big is ‘baby’ size?
This is going to sound very uncharitable but don’t donate it to charity…. if it will fit on a cotbed I’ll buy it off you!!!

Little Island In The Med February 12, 2010 - 8:13 am

Ha, ha… good question Susanna!

Jellyroll’s are 40 strips of 2.5 inch co-ordinating fabric from the same fabric range. They look like this when you buy them…


Which makes it very hard to motivate yourself to unroll them! People make all sorts of quilt designs from them, but I like simple designs…

Laura February 17, 2010 - 9:28 am

It looks lovely. My friend is going to teach me how to quilt and I am excited at the prospect of making something as beautiful as this.


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