Thursday 6 December 2012

Jelly Belly - A Work In Progress

In case you missed it, my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway is here. Ends tomorrow at 5...


Voting started for the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop over at Quokka Quilts. If you liked my block, I would really love your vote! :)


Jelly Belly - Top
I'm clearly in a starting mood because I started another quilt this week. It's made of a Sunburst Slices jelly roll (Creative Cuts?) I picked up this summer in the States. I just loved the fun colours and patterns. It's so cheerful! Kinda reminds me of jelly bellies (not because I ate a whole bag of them recently or anything).

To make this puppy, I cut 6 - 2.5" equilateral triangles from each of the eight fabrics (the jelly roll had 3 strips of each fabric), using the HexNMore ruler (still loving it!). I sewed them together to make a strip and added a 2" strip of white on either side.

Since the jelly roll strips were busy prints, I added 2.5" white squares between each strip to give some contrast. Then I just sewed it like a regular jelly roll race.

Once I had my big panel, I squared it up. I sliced off a strip of 6" from one end, inserted the triangle strip and then added the 6" strip back on.

Jelly Belly - Backing
I took a 9" strip off the bottom of the panel and sliced it to form 3.5" and a 5.5" strips for the back. Added some white (Gasp! Two white background quilts in one week?! Can we say "missing snow"? :( ) to finish off the backing. I just have a few triangles left of the jelly roll, which I'm hoping to use in the binding. :)

Next up, some free motion quilting. I'm thinking large open feathers, like on Emma How's Green, Green, Green quilt.

Laura @ Quokka Quilts is hosting this week's TGIFF! party. I'm hosting next week so get those finishes ready! Think Jelly Belly will be done in time? We'll see...

Hope you have a fantastic weekend, all!


  1. That looks so great! I don't think I have seen that fabric before. I went and voted for your gorgeous block!

  2. Very bright and pretty!
    I have voted for your block...and we are travelleling so I get another vote in each city!! Hehe!

  3. I voted for your block!
    This fabric is so cheerful! Love the bright colors! Very creative design too. Love it!

  4. Love the colours! I think you are a close relative to the eveready bunny! You never stop! I also voted for you block!

  5. Wow, I love how you've made the back using bits of the front. Look forward to seeing this quilted :o)


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