Thursday, September 5, 2019

Break out your Jelly Rolls!

Get your Jelly Rolls ready!

I'm going to jump right in this time and tell you about the project for next month's Parade because we're so excited about it!

It will be any project using a Jelly Roll!

Just send a picture of your Jelly Roll project to Sherri McConnell or to me before the end of the month to have your project featured in the Parade.

This quilt was made with the Lulu Jelly Roll Pattern that I tested a while back for Amber Johnson of Gigis Thimble.  It's all quilted and finished, but I can't seem to locate a picture of the finish at the moment....... 

When you think about it, using a Jelly Roll this month is really timely, because it coordinates with National Sew A Jelly Roll Day which is on Saturday, September 21. 

Moda fabrics hosts this fun day full of events with internet and social media fun, and you can even find events and patterns at some your local participating quilt shops.

Of course, you don't have to sew anything on this day to participate in the Parade.  Its just a source for ideas if you need them and an additional way to have fun if you're interested.

A work in progress picture from a Jelly Roll Sew Along that I enjoyed years ago.

I've always intended on participating in National Sew A Jelly Roll Day, but honestly I've never given it enough thought in advance to get myself, my sewing machine, and my Jelly Roll coordinated and ready on that particular day.

So when Sherri suggested this as the project for the October Parade, I thought maybe this could be my year!

And like I said, even if that day won't work for you, no worries, we aren't looking for your photos until the end of the month so it's not a problem!

And to start out this month's Parade, we have Brenda! She made and also designed this wall hanging for Jacquelynne's August The Art of Home Club Collection.  Isn't it great!  Wow! I love it Brenda!  You can check out more of Brenda's creative projects on her blog The Quilting Nook.  Also, she's having her own fall quilts parade there so you might want to stop by and see it.

The next project is from Sue H. She pieced it from Splendid Mini Charms by Robin Pickens and did some big stitch quilting using #8 perle cotton.  This pillow pattern is called All Is Calm by Amy Sinibaldi.  Sue has been interested in making it for awhile and I can see why!  It's beautiful!

Find the rest of the Parade on Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life and I'll see you back here soon!