Sew and Tell Friday – Holiday Jelly Roll Quilts

Linda M. and Martha A. both participated in my first ever quilt-along tutorial and have finished two jelly roll quilts just in time for the holidays! Don’t they look great? I love the stippling they added – it gives the quilts lots of texture.

Jolly Jelly Roll QuiltsLinda completed her Meadow Friends quilt and Martha finished her Trick or Treat quilt just in time for Halloween. (Martha has one more quilt to finish, in time for Christmas.)

All three of their quilt tops are shown below.

Holiday Jelly Roll Quilts

These two quilting friends love to participate in “strip clubs” and enjoy working with jelly rolls. Nice job ladies!

As my way of saying thanks for sharing a completed project using fabric purchased from me, each of them will receive a $5 gift certificate to my store. They can put that toward their next jelly roll purchase or anything else that suits their fancy!

Sew and Tell Friday – Finished Jelly Roll Quilts

I am so excited to see that people are finishing their Jolly Jelly Roll quilts. This was my first ever quilting tutorial and it gives me great satisfaction to see that it was a success! You can click here to see all the tutorials. (I still have a few Jolly Jelly Roll kits available, too!)

First, we have Joanne P. who made her quilt from fabric she got from me plus scraps from her stash. She picked a bright white inner border for a little “pop” and then bound it in blue.

Joanne's Jelly Roll Quilt

Joanne quilted a wavy grid effect by starting the quilting in her piano keys borders and continuing across the surface of the quilt  from top to bottom and side to side. You can see the neat effect it gave on the back of the quilt. I am so glad she “did-it herself!”

Quilting CloseupQuilted Grid

Kathleen W. was also very productive and finished her quilt, too. I just love the aboriginal prints, don’t you?

Kathleen's Jelly Roll QuiltKathleen’s favorite part of the quilt is her pieced backing. I concur! She did a nice job on the serpentine stitching,  and she even added a label, too. Way to go, Kathleen!

Kathleen's Quilt Back

Sew and Tell Friday – Zazzle, Turning Twenty Diamonds

I am excited to share some more Sew and Tell with you today.

Joanne P. is following along with my Do-it-Yourself-Quilt tutorial. But, instead of using a jelly roll, Joanne cut up her strips from Mark Lipinski’s Zazzle line in blue. She mixed in some brown and gold Moda scraps from her stash to add a little sparkle. How beautiful! I love how the white inner border provides a contrasting frame to the quilt. Notice how she used a piano keys border variation. Love it! Now I can’t wait to see it quilted!

Jolly Jelly Roll Zazzle

Anne Y. recently finished a Turning Twenty into Diamonds quilt using Arnold’s Attic from Moda. (How did I miss that quilt pattern? I better put it on my list to add!) I love all of the texture that her quilting gives to the piece. She quilted straight lines in a diagonal setting. Don’t you think the quilting makes the quilt?

Turning Twenty Into Diamonds

In the next couple of weeks I will be improving my blog so that we can have more sew and tell fun. Instead of waiting for everyone to send me their show and tell pics, we’ll have some link-up parties where you can post your own quilt-along pics, finished quilts, and wip’s (works-in progress). So stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, you can still email me pictures of your finished projects, using one or more fabrics that you got from me. Plus, I can’t wait to see more finished quilts from all of you who are finishing up your own Jolly Jelly Roll quilts. Happy Quilting!

Sew and Tell Friday – 3 Jelly Roll Quilt Tops

For today’s show and tell we have a triple header! These three beautiful quilt tops come from Linda and Martha, a couple of friends who have been moving right along with my Jolly Jelly Roll do-it-yourself-quilt tutorial.

Linda & Martha's Jelly Roll QuiltsThese two gals love working with jelly rolls “sew” much! Martha sewed the two holiday quilts using Christmas Spirit and Trick or Treat, and Linda is making hers from the girl colorway of Meadow Friends. They will present their show and tell at their next “Strip Club!” Now they just have to quilt and bind their lovely quilts and they can move onto their next projects.

Speaking of finishing, I will present a machine binding tutorial to finish these quilts up next week and will then start another complete quilt project the week after.  I’m toying  around with switching up my blog software so that more of you can share your WIP’s! (Works in progress), so stay tuned for details. Also, be sure to subscribe to my blog if you haven’t done so already, so you can stay abreast of all the latest happenings.

Oh, and if you have any suggestions on what types of quilt projects you’d like me to demonstrate, please leave a comment. The next do-it-yourself-quilt tutorial will either use fat quarters or a layer cake (I’m designing it now). But I’d love to have more ideas, and I plan to offer these free tutorials on an ongoing basis. Eventually, I’ll offer patterns and kits to go along with them, too!