Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gardenvale Jelly Roll Quilt

 I purchased a jelly roll of the Gardenvale fabrics by Jen Kingwell for Moda. I thought they would work for the Gypsy Wife quilt but once I got the fabric and tried to put it with other things I had, it was just not working.
 Meanwhile I quilted a quilt for a customer that had this pattern - I have no idea what it was called but I realized it was so easy and I could use a jelly roll since the strips were 2" finished. I sewed my 
2 1/2" strips together in coordinating pairs, cut them 4 1/2" long and pieced them as shown below.
 I used the whole jelly roll. There were some blocks where the sets were not all identical but that just added to the variety to me.
I found an unusual colorful piece of fabric for the border I had on hand 
and used some leftover squares and rectangles of the jellyroll 
for the back! It is fun to make quilts when you don't know the end results but are pleased when it is finished!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is the Illinois Road quilt block. I've also seen it called Illinois Crossroads. I recognize your border fabric....I have some of it too.

Kyle said...

Well, you're jelly roll might have worked for your original purpose, but worked out well for this quilt. Nice job!

Nancy said...

I like this quilt Judy. I have a Kaffe jelly roll I might use to make one.