Monday, December 29, 2008

Jelly Roll Quilt

My aunt KK and I decided that we have always wanted to try a jelly roll quilt sometime.  We ended up getting several jelly rolls for Christmas and decided to get together for a day and make a quilt using one.  

Corey got me this really cute jelly roll for Christmas in pinks and purples (pictured below - image from that I decided to use.  I also had a cute pattern that I got from Quilters Way in Concord.  

We decided to get together yesterday to make a quilt using our jelly rolls.  I used a braid pattern I had from Quilters Way in Concord, MA they made especially for jelly rolls.  It was a lot of fun working on it.  The initial cutting took a while, which was surprising since they were already cut into 2 1/2 inch strips.  I had to cut all 40 of the strips into six or seven 6"x 2 1/2" pieces.  At lease once I did all that cutting I didn't have to do any more cutting until all of the braids were made.  You can see the beginning steps of the quilt below.  I have to add sashing in between each braid, the inner border, and the outer border.  I'm debating between purple or pink for the border color.  We'll see what I decide to do.

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