Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Jelly Roll. .

First off thanks for all the lovely comments for my giveaway. I saved all comments and emails and asked Jason to pick a number - he chose 22 - my birthday and this turned out to be the lovely Loulee. Please send your address and I will post the prize to you. Just for fun I had a try to roll it up like a proper jelly roll.



Not too bad but wouldn't like to do it very often - lol !!


And as promised a quick look at what I'm doing with my "real" jelly roll. If you've been reading my blog for long you may recall the story of the quilt I sold but didn't really want to. This tale of woe is here.
So for a long time I have wanted to make a similar quilt and decided to cut into my strips. Here are my first 6 blocks.




Now because they are all from one range of fabric - Gypsy Rose by Moda - they are all a bit mitchy-matchy and I am hatching a plan to bring them to life. Who knows if it will turn out or not - watch this space - I may need some opinions.


Take care xx

19 comments:

loulee said...

Squeeeee!! Oh My goodness, it really is a wonderful day.
Thank you. (Hugs)
I do like those blocks, very nice.

Qubie said...

I really like your blocks. The colors are great and the pattern is sweet. What Pattern is it?

*karendianne. said...

Oh Andrea, these blocks actually have the power to distract me. I must leave soon else I'll get side-strack-ted! ...and I'm serious.

jovaliquilts said...

How exciting that you will get to keep a quilt like the one you love! Can't wait to see how you break up matchy-matchy. That is a problem with jelly rolls.

Sungurl said...

wowsa....beautiful blocks....can't wait to see the final project....just gorgeous....

Sally said...

Well I think your blocks are lovely, I like the effect of using the same fabric range but scrappy at the same time.

Teresa said...

Your blocks look great. Mitchy- Matchy huh? I love that term and going to have to remember it. They would make a pretty quilt as it, but you are right - a little sparkle might be called for.

Kristie said...

Love those new blocks and the fabrics are wonderful!
Kristie

Guðrún said...

Great, you are doing one for you :) The jelly roll looks "original"

FLO_rancher said...

I just love the look of blocks on point, adds so much interest to a project. sew peacefully FLO}:o

Floss said...

I think the blocks look pretty. I find that when I work on quilts with fabric from the same line that it is too matchy matchy for me, but I often like it when I see quilts other have done from the same line. I guess I prefer my work to have more of a scrappy feel.

meggie said...

Congrats to the winner! I can still hear her squeeel.
Your blocks are lovely.

limpingalong said...

Looking good!

quiltingcraft said...

Those blocks are great, can't wait to see what you do with them...

Quilter Kathy said...

Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for the "matchy" problem!

Jane said...

Love the blocks but agree with the mitchy matchy problem re jelly rolls and other pre cuts.

I sometimes buy two which gives a bit more flexibility and throw in a couple of plains from the range if possible.....did that for a Nells flower shop x 3 charm squares...now it has sat for a year waiting for borders and I even thought ahead to buy extra fabric from the range for borders etc.
I try to remind myself to buy not just a pre cut but a couple of bits of good mixy matchy from the range to pull them together.
I await with interest your solution.

sewkalico said...

Personally, I like them mitchy matchy! Not everything needs to sizzle :-D

Mad about Craft said...

I love your blocks too, can't wait to see the quilt further along.

I'm interested to see which bag you like the best out of the magazine.

Lynda said...

The blocks are looking lovely, and you'll do a much better job this time with those same blocks, as you're much more skilled now! (You must be, as time has passed!)