Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Let Me See You Jelly Roll


Last weekend was all about the jelly roll and making something with them.  I pulled out all the jelly rolls in our stash and snapped a quick picture.  I needed to do a bit of inventory before I decided which one to cut open.  Funny enough, the two half rolls and the roll they are setting on in the far right of the picture where the lucky winners.

David decided to break into his jelly roll quilt kit using Hop, Skip and Jump by American Jane and I broke up to very old rolls that I believe came from Joann Fabrics.  The pattern I used also called for a jelly roll in solids.  Nope do not see any of those in my picture, so off to the store to quickly pick up enough of a solid fabric to cut strips.


A small confession here...I've had this Go! cutter for almost a year now (David got it for me for Christmas) and I have never used it.  Gasp!  I know.  He's actually used it several times.  I decided to break it out and take advantage of the 2 1/2" strip dye.  Holly cow, did that save time.  I think I cut enough strips for a jelly roll in maybe 15 minutes.  Might have been less time actually.


With everything gathered up and a few more cuts, I was ready to start this quilt.  

Thank goodness our daughter headed off to her homecoming dance, things got pretty hot, hot, hot at our house.  We were spicing things up in a big way.  Stripping.  Yes you read that right.  Stripping.
We decided to make use of our time alone and strip together.


Wait, what where you thinking?  Strip with each other, not for each other.  (Sorry I just had to go there)  As the weekend came to an end, I found myself with some completed strip sets and David almost had a completed quilt top.


I'm continuing to piece on the quilt this week, since having adequate quilting time seems to be a bust.  Maybe it will turn into a completed top by the weekend.  Blocks are starting to form.



I think I'm going to keep the pattern a secret until it starts coming together.  Keep you guessing.

Now on to my next quilting confession...two jelly rolls worth of strips may have started turning into quilts, but what do I do???  Buy two more of course.

While killing time between doctor appoints in Morgantown, we headed on one of our favorite quilt shops, Country Roads Quilt Shop.  Peggy, the owner, has her jelly rolls on sale all week and I just had to handle them.  Who doesn't love fondling fabric??


These lovely pinks, blues and grays with the gold print caught my eye right away.  The line is called Meow or Never by Erin Michael.  I had to have it.  I love puns and buns and this is like both!


I also kept coming back this little Christmas jelly roll.  I think it may actually become a for sale quilt once it's finished, but only time will tell.

So two rolls out two rolls in equals right back to where we started from, but I'm ready for jelly roll day 2018.

Did you strip this weekend?  Is your stash less one roll or did you celebrate by stocking up?  I'd love to hear about it.  



Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social and Midweek Makers.

15 comments:

Danette Stankovich said...

I have accumulated a lot of fabric; however, I still do not have jelly rolls. I will have to get on the bandwagon. I would be the same way with machine-cutters and stuff. It would sit in my closet. You are putting these items to use now!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I don't have any jelly rolls , just a jelly belly . I do have a moda scrap bag which is lots of strips of varying widths . I'll watch what' dave and yourself do for inspiration

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Forgot to say I have a big shot die cut I use for papercrafts and cutting my paper hexies . I cut the actual fabric hexies by hand . I have been told the big shot is great for fabrics . I must try it

Annette Mandel said...

Reading between the lines, Dave is a better stripper than you? Or just a faster one?

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Too cute that you were stripping together. I missed Jelly Roll Day this year, but I'll definitely need to get it on the calendar for next year. Happy sewing! Andrea

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Oh, this was such a funny post to read. Kept me guessing what you two were up to. I, too, noticed that Dave worked harder or faster on his stripping. Maybe, he's had more practice. Nope, didn't even touch a jelly roll this weekend. Thought about it but that's as far as it got.

Nancy J said...

Looking at the finished strips, you are well on the way. Great choices for the fabrics that go together.

Stitchin At Home said...

The couple that strips together stays together. No jelly rolls in this house, way too FQ's.

piecefulwendy said...

No stripping for me either, I wasn't even near my sewing machine. I think I have one half jelly roll; not sure I have any others. I should probably check the shelf that they'd be on, but if I pull one thing out, an avalanche will happen. Haha. You and Dave look like you had a great time stripping. Probably better that your daughter was gone for the evening!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Your cleverness had me giggling last weekend, Tish! Die cutters are really awesome tools; sounds like the perfect project to break in using yours with.

Cheryl said...

I am loving the blocks with that teal background, I love those color combos.

Vicki in MN said...

You found just the right solid to go with your jellie's! Looking forward to seeing what it becomes.

Susan said...

Love it - stripping together! You guys are too cute - thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Emily said...

Tish, you are too funny! Though I would love it if my husband would (fabric) strip with me! :) I love my Go cutter but don't have the strip die. I've seen a lot of people using that one recently so maybe that will need to go on my wish list. I almost never buy jelly rolls but I do cut my own and I layered 2 quilts made from jelly rolls last weekend to "celebrate" the jelly roll holiday. I love the colors in the strip sets you made!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I love working with strips. Sadly, I didn't sew on jelly roll Saturday. Glad to see some family stripping happening. LOL

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