The other day this came in the mail:
What is it about a jelly roll that is hard to resist? I'm not much good at resisting the baked kind either, but at least I know what to do with the baked kind and they don't hang around long, except for on the hips. At least these jelly rolls are calorie free.
I have bypassed many a fabric jelly roll because I never know what to do with them. Apparently I have not bypassed them enough. Yesterday I gathered them all in one place and the magic number is 12.
Yes, 12 jelly rolls, and I have a solid plan for exactly one of them. I have a pink Bunny Hill
that will become another Rocky Rail Fence baby quilt like this boy version I made a few months ago:
That concludes my jelly roll plans. I have 3 Hill Country Spring jelly rolls because I had only been quilting for a very short time when I decided I need to make a Texas Wildflower quilt and this line was already long gone. I found a couple of jelly rolls on sale and snatched them up.
Have I ever made that Texas Wildflower quilt?
You had to ask, didn't you?
The same thing happened with the Breath of Avignon American Jane Line. A jelly roll was all that was left when I discovered that line so 2, oops, 3, came home with me.
I hemmed and hawed about Countdown to Christmas and when I found it on sale at 50% off I bought a fat quarter bundle, but I might need more so let's add a jelly roll.
Meadow Friends was also 50% off. I am weak.
Another recent good deal brought a few new lines to my door step. New lines on sale - yay! Spring House for a baby quilt:
And 2 Posh Pumpkins.
No one does Fall lines like Sandy Gervais.
I really like simple patchwork quilts and have yet to make one so perhaps a few of these will find their way into a couple of those. And then I found this one. I'm apprehensive about working with diamonds, but I'm thinking of giving it a go.
Still, that only puts a dent in my jelly roll collection. I'm not sure about a jelly roll race quilt, but something with a nine-patch is calling my name. I have been stalking jelly roll quilts on Flickr and I'm making a list. What is your favorite jelly roll quilt pattern? Am I the only one who has this problem? I prefer yardage, but the cuteness factor of jelly rolls is apparently a weakness, and all of these were bought on sale. Now that I have come clean, I vow to steer clear of any more. If you had asked me before I collected them all together, I would have told you I only had 4 or 5. Some would call that denial, but before y'all come down here to stage an intervention, I'm going to take a deep breath, unroll one of these pretty bundles, and make something cute with it.
Well, after Gus and I go for a trot.