Monday, 18 August 2014

Jelly Roll Jam II quilt


The Fat Quarter Shop have a new free pattern, it's perfect for making baby quilts because you can make two from one jelly roll or even make a double sided quilt. They asked me which Jelly Roll I would like to use to make up a quilt and I chose the beautiful April Showers by Bonnie and Camille


This quilt will be given to my friend who is having a baby boy and it measures about 36 x 38". I chose to take out all the flowery prints and stick with the blenders, raindrops and umbrellas. It was a lot of fun playing with the strips and deciding which ones to use for the narrow blocks, I'm happy I went with the umbrellas and the dots.



I free motioned quilted this clamshell loop pattern using the tutorial by ElizabethMy fmq skills need work but it perfectly echoes the shapes of the raindrops and umbrellas and I adore the texture it gives the quilt. It puffed up beautifully after being washed and dried.


I used some of the jelly roll strips to make a scrappy binding and backed it with a turquoise brushed cotton fabric I had.


It will be super snuggly for the new baby and my youngest girl was testing it out before I even hand sewed the binding on!



You can get the free Jelly Roll Jam 2 pattern here. Also check out the Fat Quarter Shop's YouTube video, Kimberly has great tips for putting the quilt together!

There is currently a sale on all jelly rolls at the Fat Quarter Shop so grab yourself one and have fun making the Jelly Roll Jam 2.




18 comments:

  1. How awesome that you have a friend to gift this to! :)

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  2. Super cute it is perfect for a baby boy. I love the quilting too.

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  3. So cute Lucy!! And your wee one is adorable ;)

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  4. A gorgeous baby quilt. And I LOVE the clamshell quilting that you did on it!

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  5. Your daughter is a cutie pie! I hadn't thought to add a loop to clam shells, but I like to look of it very much. Next time...

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  6. Love this! Your quilting is perfect for it too!

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  7. I like your version Lucy. I think I need to make one of these

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  8. great fabric choices, and I love the brushed cotton on the back :-)

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  9. Gorgeous baby gift. I bought some of this fabric to make a birthday present quilt for a friend and also removed all of the flowers. x

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  10. Looks great! what batting did you use?

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  11. it looks so snuggly, that fmq was the perfect choice!

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  12. Very sweet quilt. I think your FMQ is well done, I need to practice a lot more so I feel comfortable with it. Your friend will love this quilt for her little one.

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  13. Great Quilt - think I may have to try out this pattern!! Kx

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  14. Love those geometric patterns! Great quick baby quilt Lucy

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