Since I got my new sewing machine for my birthday in January my aim has always been to make a quilt I have even brought a couple of pieces of fabrics to get started on the quilt but have stopped there as I have really been sure what to do next.

I have been trying hard to remember how I used to make the quilts when I worked in the Haberdashery shop I worked in as a teenager but unfortunately I have all but forgotten how I did them.

But then someone mentioned how easy it was to make a jelly roll quilt. So I have been looking around for a jelly roll that I generally like, that doesn’t cost the earth.

Luckily at the weekend I found the perfect jelly roll that fitted both the requirements, it was a colour scheme that I liked and it didn’t break the bank to buy it. So I decided to buy it and take the plunge and attempt to make a quilt with the jelly roll.

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This isn’t going to be a massive quilt but we all have to start somewhere, and after raiding Pinterest and You Tube I have found two designs that I really like and that look very simple to make, I haven’t completely decided on which type of design I am going to use in the final quilt but both of them start with four strips sewn together before anything else so I have started with that.

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Following both of the quilt’s patterns I have cut each jelly roll strip in half to create more variety in the quilt to show more colours and more variations of the colours in the quilt.

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When all of these strips are sewn together I will make a decision on the final look of the quilt and what colour I will do the backing and the edges of the quilt.  But I have to say currently I am really enjoying what I am doing and hope that it will be a lovely quilt at the end of it.

Jelly Roll Quilt Part One
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