Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam 2

Fat Quarter Shop has another shortcut quilt, and this one is super fun! Jelly Roll Jam 2 lets you make 2 quilts from 1 jelly roll! Or make 1 quilt using strips for the front and back. Perfect for the next time you need a baby gift (or two). Seriously, I had this top put together in no time at all. I think this free pattern would be great for quilt retreats and charity projects. You could easily do a scrappy version too.

Kimberly Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop shows you how to make your own Jelly Roll Jam 2! In the video above, she shows you step by step how to make your strip sets, and she includes a precise layout to ensure your blocks are evenly spaced in the quilt. Plus I love her shirt :)

I chose to work with Folk Art Holiday by fellow KCMQG member Gina Martin (hi Gina!).

I have been wanting to redo my Christmas decor and I just love the colors and prints in this line. There are fun wood grains, snowflakes, and folksy birds.

Of course, you know me, I can't ever follow a pattern exactly. I made one top's worth of blocks, and decided I wanted to keep going! So my version finished at 4 blocks x 6 blocks, or 48 x 58. I added on 12 blocks to get a throw size for my family room.

I used the other scraps from my strips to make a row for the backing. I trimmed each to 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" and sewed them together. I am quilting this with simple straight lines, and I'll edit this post to add photos as soon as I'm done! I am super happy with it. Now I don't want to wait 3 months to get out my holiday decorations!! Thanks Fat Quarter Shop for another fun project and for the jelly roll to make it!

Here's a list of the other bloggers who participated, so you can see all of the different versions of the quilt.

Sherri of A Quilting Life

Melissa of Happy Quilting

Melanie of I Heart Stitching

Natalia of Piece N' Quilt

Heather and Megan of Quilt Story

Stephanie of Quarter Incher

Tammie of craftytammie

Kristen of Three In The Nest

Shruti of 13 Woodhouse Road

John of Quilt Dad


Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Those are great Christmas prints and it looks brilliant made into a bigger quilt!

Gina Martin said...

So cute,Tammie! Thanks for using my fabric!

dominobet said...

thank you for sharing this post...


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