Friday 13 January 2012

Unroll that Jelly Roll!

I was lucky to recieve a Jelly Roll of Joel Dewbury's Heirloom line for Christmas. This is my first venture into the world of Jelly Rolls and as cutting is probably my least favourite part of quilt making, (apart from basting), I was excited to get started sewing with these lovely fabrics without a load of cutting first.

I recently bought Jelly Roll Quilts: The Perfect Guide to Making The Most Of The Latest Strip Rolls by Pam and Nicky Lintott     and was waiting to get my hands on a jelly roll so I could have a go at making one of  the quilts from the book. The book uses Moda Jelly Rolls which consist of 40 strips and mine had 30 so I  had to add a few of my own fabrics.
Before I could start I had to take the big step of opening the perfectly formed roll of fabric candy which wasn't easy! It was great to see the fabrics all layed out though.

Hopefully soon I'll show you my progress with the quilt.......I have however been sidetracked with another quilt that needs finishing. As the saying goes variety is the spice of life.
 I just wanted to say "Hi" to Ruby if you read this, I've been told that you do!
Maria .