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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer Quilts

In Arizona when the temps hit the triple digits that's the time for indoor projects. I love to quilt and try to make one each summer. This year I decided to get a head start and make a lap quilt for Megan and Brian to celebrate their first anniversary on June 1st. (I actually wanted to make this for their wedding, but was kind of busy with other projects!) 
Meg's favorite color combination is green and brown and she used these as her wedding colors. I thought they would look great in a quilt too. This design is a strip or jelly roll  quilt called Garden Trellis and it's very easy to do. You can find the instructions in the book 
Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.

Here it is in their new home!

My self imposed rule when making a new quilt is to only use fabric from my stash. Here is my sewing closet - not perfect, but at least the material is sorted into colors! 

I make my own "jelly rolls" by cutting strips of fabric 2 1/2 inches by 45 inches. You can see I have a lot to choose from! 
Since I finished that quilt so early in the summer I decided I had time to make a second one. I started this tulip quilt a couple of years ago and then it got set aside and forgotten. I'm sure the rest of you have never done that. It's a bit more complicated than a jelly roll quilt, but such a charming old fashioned design.
Gee, it's only August. 
Hmm, maybe enough time to make one more? 


  1. love this wonderful quilt. I've not heard of "Jelly roll" before. I love scrap quilts, they look more "natural" to me.

  2. Thanks Debra, I've had fun collecting fabrics over the years, now it's time to use all of those scrap pieces up!

  3. Very pretty! You have quite the stash of fabric too.