I finally finished this small quilt! Years and years ago I bought a few jelly rolls from Spotlight. This was way back in the day when I didn't even know that these coordinated strips of fabric were even called jelly rolls! I am such a fan of precuts and love everything from charm packs to layer cakes. While I really like the fabric in this sweet little quilt, I didn't appreciate working with the wonkiness of the strips! These strips of fabric were not cut very precisely which made it difficult to put the blocks together. Combined with not trimming the blocks before sewing them all together (I put that down to leaving it for months and months before working on it again - I thought I had trimmed the blocks!) the top is not the neatest. Points do not always meet, but I love it!
|I love the sweet little mushroom fabric!|
I will, however, stick to my favourite and trusted fabric manufacturers and avoid poorly cut jelly rolls in the future! And when I get around to finishing this quilt's twin (in a blue colourway!) I will definitely be trimming my blocks. It's always good to learn from mistakes!
|And the pieced back!|
I used this tutorial by Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Co which is based on a pattern by 3Dudes. I used left over fabric from this quilt for the backing. I suggested to my family that we keep this on standby for the next baby girl to be born to family or friends, however Zoe was adamant that we keep it. It wasn't difficult to convince me!
So, do you like jelly rolls? What have you made with them?