I’ve come to really appreciate the simplicity of purchasing a jelly roll to make a quilt. Since all of the fabrics are from on line, they all coordinate well together. If I’m looking for a fast quilt for a gift or special occasion, a jelly roll and a simple quilt pattern made especially for jelly rolls is the way to go. This is also great for beginners who are new to quilting to get started. You end up with a very pretty quilt in no time!
Here are some jelly roll patterns that are fast and easy. The first two are YouTube videos that I’ve created about two Jelly Roll Quilts I’ve made.
Almost every quilter makes a baby quilter at some time. Some quilters make many many baby quilts. I have some spare charm packs in my quilting room that have not found their way into a quilt yet. I have been looking for small quilt patterns that I could use up those charm packs in a baby quilt. I found some lovely patterns and thought I would share them with you. And one of them is free!
Who doesn’t love a holiday that involves lots of candy? And costumes? Remember the days when our mom’s made our costumes with us? One of my favorite costumes was one my Mom made for me when I was about 11 years old. I was a snow princess that year. I had a white flowing dress, with sequence all over it that were shaped like snowflakes. And, of course, I had a magic snow wand! I felt so special in that costume, and got lots of compliments along with lots of candy from neighbors.
You may not be dressing up this Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in the spirit with a Halloween decorations, and quilting projects. Here are a few Halloween inspired patterns I found and wanted to share with you.
I like to make table runners because they are a great way to try out a pattern without committing to a whole quilt. The holidays are fast approaching, and table runners are always a big hit. You can have fun with fabric and at the same time make a nice hand-crafted gift. Here are some table runner patterns you don’t want to miss. One is even from a jelly roll!
I made my first hexagon quilt many years ago. I love the one-block quilts, and this one was perfect for hand piecing. I am a big fan of hand piecing, but even if you are not, you can machine piece hexie quilts just as well.
Hexagon quilts are all the rage right now. Everything old is new again! Take a look at these hexagon patterns. There is something for everyone!
I fell in love with hand quilting years ago when I was a much younger quilter. In those days, most people finished their quilts by hand quilting. The machine quilting craze had not yet begun. That made no difference to me because I took to hand quilting right away. My mom taught me when I was in high school. I remember getting up early before school so I could get ready and still have a few minutes left to quilt. Even today, I feel the NEED to get my hands on a quilt and put some stitches in. If I go a few days without the opportunity to quilt, I start to get wrestless.
If you’ve been thinking of learning how to hand quilt your first quilt, or if you’re pretty new to hand quilting, this video is for you. You will learn:
How to mark a quilt
How to choose a quilt pattern
How to use a rocking motion to add several stitches at a time
What thread to use
Which needs to use
Here are where you can get the tools I mention in the video:
The Rail Fence Quilt pattern is a traditional block that is also beginner-friendly. If you’re looking for a pattern for one of your first quilts, or you’re looking to make a fast quilt to give away as a gift, the Rail Fence pattern fits the bill. I’ve collected a few different variations of Rail Fence patterns to share with you!
We have a lot of Canadian geese who visit the lakes in my area. They are beautiful birds that I enjoy in the summer. We know Fall is upon us when the geese begin to gather. Soon they will begin to fly south. The geese got me thinking about “Flying Geese” quilt patterns. I haven’t done one in quite a while. Here are some Flying Geese Patterns I found that you might also enjoy.
I’ve been working a lot with precut fabrics these days. Jelly Rolls are still as hot as ever. I’ve also been dabbling with quilts that have a little more of a Modern feel, yet are easy to make. I’ve found some patterns that give us the best of both worlds; Jelly Roll Friendly Quilt Patterns that have a Modern look and feel. Even if you are a traditional quilter, you will love some of these patterns. Take a look!