Saturday, October 13, 2012


a peek at what i'm sewing today:

jelly roll stars with a twist!

when jenny doan of missouri star quilt co. spoke at our guild meeting in september, she shared a quick & easy method to make these jelly roll stars.

Source: via tammie on Pinterest

her quilt was stunning, all solids against a black background.  well, i've had this jelly roll of moda's hello betty sitting around here for a long time.  her block had been lingering in my mind, so i dusted off betty and some moda bella ivory and got to work!

first, i made a star.  ok.  kind of blah.  kind of boring.

so then i switched out the long strips with another print.  tada!  i decided i liked keeping the rectangle better than finishing the star point, so that's what i'm doing. 

you can see on the right, that one has the long strips with a point.  another variation you could try.  and without snowballing the corners, you get a plus sign.  that one could be fun in two prints as well.

have you tried any of jenny's tutorials?  they have a lot of video tutorials for really fun and fast quilts.  be sure to check them out if you haven't!

there's lots of stitchy things happening today, the sewing expo in kc, sewing summit, and a guild road trip to visit missouri start quilt co.!  too bad i have to miss all of it.  we have the annual adult costume party tonight, and i still need to finish up our costumes.  i'm sure i'll have lots of funny pics to share tomorrow!


Sharon said...

I love that block! I'll have to give it a try with my brand new Chickopee jelly roll.

Melinda said...

Love your version! I have actually done her Double Slice quilt on two different occasions. Actually have one now that I need to finish sewing together!


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