Over the past couple of weeks I’ve enjoyed sewing a jelly roll sampler quilt for my teenage niece. It was the first time I’ve worked with a jelly roll, and I had fun planning the colours for each block, and that the pre-cut strips made for easy sewing and easier math! The pattern came from the book Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. A lot of great patterns in this book that I’m sure I’ll be sewing!
My niece is a tomboy, and doesn’t like anything that might be considered girl-ish. The prints in this quilt, Grande Finale by Sandy Gervais, did allow me to sneak in some flower-like doodles and leaves. Her favourite colour is yellow, so that worked for the sashing. And I chose a black solid for the setting squares and final border, to hopefully add some drama and take away anything feminine!
I also quilted a small version of Stars and Sprigs, pattern by Kim McLean. I really have a problem with batiks, which I know makes me an odd duck amongst many quilters! Although I like the look they give, and working with them never seem to be in my comfort zone. I seem to be stuck in the traditional fabric style category 🙂 I’ll be starting this quilt again, using reproduction fabrics as in the Kim’s original quilt.