Monday, August 18, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam 2 with the Fat Quarter Shop

Yep you read correctly, 
the Fat Quarter Shop has created another jelly roll pattern.

This pattern is super easy to sew with a precut jelly roll
from Moda.
It's just strips.
I think it would be a great beginner quilt project.
On top of that, this pattern makes 2 quilts from 1 jelly roll.
If it's 2 for 1, sign me up!

I chose to make my quilt with Lexington by Minnick and Simpson.
I will be honest...
it was all the light prints in the line, 
or low volume, inside voices as some call them.
I'm a HUGE fan of the low volume trend.
As you can see, when I was picking my fabric, a paw happened to get in my way!

He stayed until I was about half way through 
and started putting blocks on my design wall.
Then he got after my design wall!
That turkey.

Anyhow, this is my first quilt top. 
It took about 2 1/2 hours to sew.
I was going slow due to cat issues and watching Netflix.
You probably sew it faster if you tried.

There is a video that shows the basics of the pattern.
I am loving how the Fat Quarter Shop puts up so many YouTube videos.

My top finished at 36 1/2" x 38 1/2".
 I have enough strips to make another small quilt
with just blue and tan prints.
Hmm, now that I look at my top...
I'm thinking...
maybe applique on the "low volume" areas...
hmm.... maybe blue stars.
Would you applique on it?


Judy said...

What a lovely quilt! What a perfect pattern for this perfect line! Thank you for sharing this great quilt.
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ptmemaw said...

Some of your EPP appliqué would be adorable!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Pretty! I like the low volume too:)

Quilter Kathy said...

I love it as is... I would hand quilt in dark blue threads in random lines parallel to the dark blues, right across those low contrast areas...yum!