Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fresh out of the oven, a jelly roll top...

It's taken me a while to change the thought pattern feeling I needed to purchase fabric by the yard(s). Have always thought I needed at least 2 yards or 3 or even more of a particular piece that caught my eye. No specific project in mind, but at least I have this absolutely beautiful fabric tucked away, just incase I think of something wonderful made out of this fabric! Surly, I'm not the only one in the world thinking this way. So it has been a process to limit myself to buying "fat quarters" of a must have piece of fabric. This has gotten easier when I finally realized a smaller quantity of fabric is OK to have when used in just the right project. Am I making sense?

Anyhow, one of my favorite quilt shops has a big roll-around basket of fabric strips, pieces, etc. for 25¢ a piece... needless to say that basket has become an important destination every time I visit the store. Last week I found several nice long strips of fabric that begs to come home with me, They found their way (along with strips I cut from fabric I had) into the jelly roll lap quilt in the photo above. The top is quick and fun.... I love the randomness of where the fabric fell in piecing.

Here's a link with the directions for making this quilt: This tutorial uses pre-cut jelly rolls, but you can have fun making your own!

Thanks for visiting.


l.wilks11 said...

What a lovely way to use up strips of fabric. The result is just amazing.
I am having ago at patchwork and am using The New Sampler Quilt book.
I have managed to finish 3 samples and now ready to have a go at making a friendship quilt........xx

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is fun - I love the randomness of where the colours fall!

Tiziana said...

A truly fun quilt to make!!! I love it!!