In a Jelly Roll Jam

Cindy reporting in from Ohio!

Last week, Sandy said she was in a pickle.  This week, I am in a jam…that would be a jelly roll jam!

When Sandy was here in August, she left behind 4 jelly rolls (psssst, me thinks she “accidentally” forgot them!)  These Bali Pops from Hoffman Fabrics are very nice.  There is a wide selection of brights and darks with lots of texture.


The Sun Print fabrics by Alison Glass are pretty and cheerful.


I bought this Dot Crazy jelly roll from Weeks Ringle when Sandy and I were in Chicago for the 2018 Quilt Festival.  Weeks and Bill Kerr are the co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio and we very much enjoyed talking with Weeks about their modern fabric design and quilting journey.


So to summarize my jam, 4 Sandy jelly rolls + 1 Cindy jelly roll = 5 Cindy jelly rolls!

What should I do with 5 jelly rolls?  I think I have some choices here:

A.  Break apart the jelly roll packages, mix all 5 fabric lines together and sort the strips by color.

B.  Keep each jelly roll package intact to “stay true” to the fabric line.

C.  Entertain an unknown option I haven’t even considered.

What would you do?  Let me know!






16 thoughts on “In a Jelly Roll Jam

  1. sandradny says:

    I got a smoking hot deal on those Bali pops at a quilt shop that was going out of business. I think this weekend was national jelly roll day — timely post, sister!

    • sandradny says:

      I’m always torn between following the rules or throwing everything into the air to see where it lands….I like where you are going with the Glass/Dot combo…

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Yes, this just might work! Bali pop colors will all work together and then the Allison Glass with Dot Crazy will be nice and bright! Thanks!

  2. Deb says:

    It would be nice if maybe they could be kept separate in case there are some people who quilt on a budget but whatever you decide to make will be fabulous!

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