Saturday was National Sew A Jelly Roll Day and that’s exactly what I did. Currently, I am obsessed with the triangle in a square block (tri-recs). The idea for this quilt has been floating around in my head for awhile so I finally grabbed a jelly roll and sewed strips together in sets of three. I then cut the strip sets with the center (larger) part of the tri-recs, cut some solid off-white with the recs part and made lots of blocks. Very quick and easy.
Now I’m in the tedious part—sewing the blocks together. The rows are all sewn and now I just have to sew the rows together. After the top is pieced, I’ll decide whether or not to add a border. The jelly roll is a Moda called “Desert Bloom” by Sheri and Chelsi. When the blocks were on the design wall my husband said they looked like candy corn so maybe that’s what I’ll call this quilt. I’m so bad at thinking up names!
So who else spent Saturday sewing a jelly roll? Scrolling through my Instagram feed I saw quite a few (#projectjellyroll) that looked fun and interesting. My stash is so large that I don’t use too many pre-cuts, but I have to say I really liked being able to just grab a jelly roll and start sewing.
Often while working on a project, I think about what I would do differently if I made it again. This one was no exception and I’ve thought of a couple variations I might try. First, I’ll finish the top, then quilt it to see if I like it enough to make it again. So far, though, it’s showing promise.