Monday, April 30, 2012

I could hear it calling...

I bought a couple of jelly rolls awhile back....OK, more than a couple...but it is not my fault!!  Green Fairy Quilts has these GREAT could I resist????

Anyway, I could hear this one calling!

It is Cabbages and Roses by Moda...
Moda Fat Quarter Bundle - Northcote Range by Cabbages & Roses

When I first started reading blogs, I came across this pattern at Cluck Cluck Sew.

I don't know what is is about this one that I just love, I am not even a "pink" person! Maybe I have a recessive Victorian Romantic gene hidden somewhere!!??  Anyway, I thought that I needed to start this was a rainy cold day, and this looked soft and warm!

One thing I have learned with Jelly Rolls, is that is a good idea to take them outside and unroll them and give it a good shake! There are lots of little bits that end up all over everywhere!

So here are my first few blocks...I am really excited to see this one come together!!

I am also being pretty good at keeping up with organizing my scraps as I go.
I am still trying to cut them up when I finish cutting a project..

I have a "strips" box, a "2-1/2" squares" box, 5" squares, and a "crumb" box.  I have also added a "pieces" box, for bits that are larger, but less than 1/4 yard. Not sure why, but it just seemed like a lot of work cutting them up, and may use them someday ??  or keep them for many years and then cut them up LOL


  1. Nice jelly roll.
    Know how you feel about cutting up left over fabrics. I cut mostly 2 1/2" strips and 2 1/2" squares out of scraps. I do seem to use them eventually in quilts. 2" and 1 1/2" strips not so much. Have started some 5" squares. Not sure about them. Don't want to waste time and fabric...

  2. I just won a Cabbages & Roses Charm pack - not sure my style, so if you need extra, let me know. I like your storage/organization. I get bags of scraps dropped off, so it takes a long time to process them down. I usually work (challenge myself) from one bag and the pieces get worked down into the fabric food chain as I go. Oh, I refrained from the latest sale - I have 2 shelves full of pre=cuts.

  3. I can just hear them calling out ppppsssss Flo; over
    Don't blame you a bit...they are beautiful.

  4. Thanks for the tip on the jelly roll, I can just picture those bits flying off! Love the blocks =D

  5. Good idea to shake the roll outside, at the store we often vacuum them with the little dirt devil! I noticed that some of the last ones that came they had them individually shrink wrapped- not sure if I like that tho,

  6. That is looking so pretty! I can't wait to see the final product.

  7. I wish I had known that tip about shaking out the jelly rolls before I used my first one! Your blocks are looking really pretty. Can't wait to see finished quilt. Happy stitching!


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