Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jelly Roll Baby Quilt

One of the goals I set for myself for this year was to make a baby quilt using this Zen Chic jelly roll.  I love this entire collection by Brigitte Heiltand for Moda.

I decided on this pattern I found online.  The tutorial is available as a free download HERE.  

It took a while to lay out the strips in an order I liked. Naturally, once I started sewing I rearranged (and rearranged!) and then ripped out seams and rearranged again!  (Ummm, this wasn't the first time I've ever done that.)

There is nothing more boring than sewing long strips together .....

..... unless it's ironing those seams open!

And there is nothing more frustrating than running out of bobbin thread and sewing for 40 inches without being aware of it .....

..... unless it's wearing a sweater that day and being covered with lint from those pinked edges on your pre-cuts!

I appliquéd the flower petals too far apart so I just added another smaller row.  I actually like the double row of petals better.

Now, it's basted and ready to quilt.  We've had some pretty cold weather lately so I'm happy to have some hand-quilting to do in front of the fire (and the TV....)

This will be the first of several quilts I plan to make and set aside for future great-nieces/nephews. I have lots of nieces and nephews ranging in age from 45 all the way down to 16, and the youngest six don't have little ones yet.  That's not even including future great-grands!

It looks like I have some serious quilting to get done.

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Can I get a Whoop Whoop?



  1. I really Ike that double circle of petals, also cute quilt.


  2. What a pretty quilt! I like the double flower too, it’s playful among all those straight lines.

  3. I've been looking for a quilt with a small applique component. Thank you for providing the inspiration and link, along with great photos.

  4. Very cute. I really like the addition of the flower.

  5. This worked really nicely, so I guess all the unpicking was worth it! I am always covered in lint; it's got to the point where I don't even try to take it off. :-)

  6. Pretty colors in that jelly roll! I agree that the double row of petals looks even better. Now if only the "covered in lint" look would become trendy...

  7. Hey, that added row of petals is fantastic - so much more dynamic than just having one would have been.