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.

Can’t wait to see how these look 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

Two Step Tutorial

Jelly Roll Twist

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….

Pb&j for jelly roll day!
Jelly Roll Day

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