Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday: The Next Jelly Roll Quilt

I love making jelly roll quilts. And I love the Jelly Roll Party each month at Ruth's Stitchery!

The good thing about being the lead "partier" is, I guaranteed to finish (pieced, quilted and bound!) at least 12 quilts each year. Because I make the sample every month.

This week, I'm making the sample for our January Jelly Roll Party:

The pattern is by Gudrun Erle, "Strip to Shore." Of course, I bought it because of the Navy reference!

I'm using a "Grunge" by Moda jelly roll, and the background is navy blue Grunge.

Strip To Shore cover

No special ruler is needed, although it is easier to square up the hexagons with a 60 degree ruler. As you might guess from my photo, the hardest thing is arranging the pieces so no same colors match. I didn't always succeed!

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  1. It is nice to see a quilt made from that pattern. I have been favoriting this pattern for a while now on Etsy - just might have to take the plunge and get it. Looks great!

  2. That looks like a fun quilt to make. I love playing with lots of colors like that.

  3. Wow. That looks fun. One day I need to attempt a jelly roll.

  4. Love your version with the brighter colors. It gives it a fun illusion. Great job.

  5. I really like this pattern. I think your fabric choice has made it very special.

  6. I had to come back and say what a wonderful show and tell you gave us in this post. Kudos to all the quilters who finished and shared. Thank you, Marti!

  7. I love the idea of jelly rolls but never seem to buy them. We use them a lot in my local sewing group when we have group sewing days to make quilts for charity or for gifts. They are perfect for those!


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