Today is “National Sew a Jelly Roll Day”. I have exiting plans!
I have a jelly roll that I opened awhile ago (and by that, I mean a few years!!!). I find opening them to be the hardest part of sewing with them! I didn’t love the plan I had and quickly abandoned it after stitching three pairs of the strips together.
When I heard about this fun day, I chose to pull this roll out and think about what I should with it. I chose a quilt that I saw in two places, with two names in the same week. I am using the tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt company called “Two Step”. (It is also a free pattern offered by The Fat Quarter Shop, without borders, as a smaller quilt. They called it “Jelly Roll Twist”. Both MSQC and FQS are great sources for videos
I am using a bunch of leftover charms rather than a background for the squares in the quilt. I made my bed quilt from multiple charm packs a couple years ago, and didn’t use the very light prints or the navy prints. The jelly roll I am using is “Daysail” by Bonnie and Camille, and the charms are from multiple lines of theirs. I purchased a couple solids, one red and one bright aqua for the inner border. I will decide which of those I prefer once my blocks are together. Right now I am off to start sewing!
But first…..this is required lunch before you sew on National Sew a Jelly Roll Day….