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.

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

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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.

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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!

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Snowflake Mini Quilt Pattern

Cindy here!  It’s January and very snowy in Ohio.  I decided to design a Snowflake Mini Quilt just for fun.  What do you think?

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I used two metallic prints from Hoffman Fabrics Sparkle and Fade Line.  These fabrics have shimmery metallic details and reminded me of how fresh snow glistens on a sunny day.

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I used two different shades of gray paint to stencil the word “SNOW”.  Then I machine quilted around each letter.

When I added the circles to the block, I used a few dots of fabric glue to tack them down, but fusible web or hand applique would work too!  The circles were a challenge to quilt because I had to keep lifting my presser foot and rotating every few stitches.

I am still practicing machine quilting with my walking foot and straight lines.  I decided to use Lori Kennedy’s advice about alternating areas of dense stitching with areas of minimal stitching.  I like the contrast — especially for smaller projects like this.

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