For those of you who don't know, this is a quilting jelly roll.
Prior to getting a sewing machine if you had asked me what a jelly roll was I would have said "I don't know but it sounds yummy!" or "I bet they have them at Shipley's". I am SO sure that there are so many more sewing terms that I have no clue about but that is for a later time and date.
I was at Joann's one day and came across a jelly roll. It looked so cool! PRE-CUT FABRIC! So I bought one. But I did not know what to do with it. Russel and I laid out a few different "designs" with the pieces that all ended with me saying "Do you know how hard that is going to be to sew?" So I did what any tech savy (HAHAHA) person would do. I looked it up in a google search. If you look up Jelly Roll in google search you are going to get some links that show yummy things like this:
So I went to the next best thing to google for crafty people - Pinterest.
When typing jelly roll into the Pinterest search I got all sorts of different ideas for using my jelly roll. On the Heirloom Creations blog I found just what I needed - a jelly roll quilt.
So this is the start of my Jelly Roll quilt....or maybe I should say this is what started out as a Jelly Roll quilt that is be converted to a Jelly Roll / Block quilt. Here is the video on youtube from the blog above. Jelly Roll Race It is women from a quilting circle having a Jelly Roll quilt race. I only partially read at the beginning on the video therefore my quilt had to change a little. They said to only use one jelly roll....if I had read the next thing it said 40 pieces end to end. I didn't read that and Joann's "jelly roll" didn't say it wasn't a full size roll. So I started my quilt. I sewed all 20(that's what comes in a Joann's jelly roll) pieces end to end and started my creation. I was so excited. But it just kept getting smaller and smaller. So then I determined that my jelly roll wasn't up to snuff. So IMPROVISE. I got another small jelly roll and started a second mini jelly roll quilt. Then I got the coordinating solid fabrics and blocked my two mini quilt toppers together. It's coming along nicely. I think I will block around the edges and finish it off. I'll post pictures when I have done more. I would tell you what size this quilt is but truth be told - I have no clue. I told Russel that surely hoped that I never had to make a specific size quilt because every one that I do make isn't the size that I think it is going to be. I guess I learn - eventually.
I hope that you all have a good weekend.