The first time I heard of a Jelly Roll Race quilt was when a patron brought one into the shop.... it was done in muted tones and was exquisite!
She got her pattern from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I don't usually use You-Tube because of the bandwidth usage so I searched for a print tutorial.
At the time I was thinking about making a quilt for my daughter. She had asked for one in whites & creams. She's particular about what she likes and I really wanted to make something she would like. My skills are beginning to grow and I want to find something spectacular.
I found Kona jelly roll solid fabric in a range of white through cream. (You can purchase Kona solid jelly rolls here if you like) I thought I'd play and see what turned out!
I ended up purchasing 3 rolls and got busy! Got the strips all sewn together... and started the cutting. Somehow I ended up with a piece that was way too wide and way too short. So a little more cutting and a little more creative design changing...
and here is my top!
The back is a pretty cream with swirly vines and leaves on it. Quilted along the seam lines.. This beauty works up quickly both piecing and quilting. Scrappy binding using leftovers..
I am thinking of embellishing the front with a large brown vine with a few leaves to match the back - but I also kind of like it plain....
What do you think?