Recently, I decided to use some of the “historical” items in my stash…..those which had originally been bought with great purpose and then left to languish, in favour of other more demanding (of my attention) projects.
Among such fabrics was a Moda Jelly Roll given to me in 2007, and the matching border fabric I purchased to put with it. It is from the Three Sisters “Sanctuary” range.
I had a pattern in mind, from Heather Mulder Peterson’s book “On a Roll”.
In fact the pattern I wanted to use for my jelly roll quilt is the one featured on the cover.
The pattern uses the Easy Angle Tool by Sharon Hultgren to cut triangles from the jelly roll strips, but I don’t own this gadget, so made a plastic template to use as a cutting guide instead.
As you can see from the photo, I marked the cutting lines in pencil and then cut with an acrylic ruler and rotary cutter. (It is NOT safe to try to cut along the edge of the plastic template with your rotary cutter!!)
Once I had all components cut, I was ready to chain piece.
The centre part of the quilt is made up of 18 ten inch blocks. In the next photo these blocks are set out on the floor, as I trialled various placement arrangements.
And this is what they look like now that they are sewn together.
All (?!!) I have to do now is add the 2 borders, a narrow inner one and a wider outer one, and my quilt top will be ready for quilting. Hopefully this will happen soon and I will be able to blog about the completed quilt!!