Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Strippin' On a Snowy Day

....Jelly Roll strippin', that is! Had you going though, didn't I??? I have been pretty obsessed lately with the Moda jelly rolls, I guess because I like that convenience of the precut strips and I like the coordination of a designer's line all rolled up into one neat bundle. I have to confess though, I did have to add in that darker horizontal fabric piece (a Thimbleberries print) because none of the Madeira line was as dark as I wanted. These little rail fence blocks go together so-o-o fast. I popped them up on the design wall this morning (too snowy here in KC to do anything else, I tell ya!) and will rearrange them several times, I'm sure. I was hoping for more of the dusty teal dominance than I got so I may make a few more to substitute out. But it is a start!

Now the big question...what to do about borders? I love the very folk arty look of the borders on this Kim Diehl quilt in Simple Seasons and may try to come up with something similar. Maybe changing out those corner squares with something more in keeping with the Madeira fabric flowers.
The city was hit again--big time--with snow. Most of the major school districts cancelled classes today. Yesterday we had rain all day, with a little thunder thrown in for good measure. Screwiest weather ever. I am so-o-o ready for Spring!

11 comments:

Libby said...

I like the border idea - why not just keep the same fabric all around rather than a patch of something different.

CONNIE W said...

Great pix. I love your quilts.

Norma said...

I love the jelly roll quilt! The simplicity of the pattern and the wonderfully coordinated fabrics are so appealing!

Becky said...

I'm obsessed with Jelly Rolls. It truly is the convenience and the fact that I can get the whole line of fabric. I've done that pattern SEVERAL (about 5 times now). Pick out your favorite fabric from the line and use that as your border.

The Calico Cat said...

Sorry, no border ideas... But that TB looks great with the others. & I think that if you want more of a dusty teal look to limit the red in your next batch of blocks.

Darlene said...

I love that jelly roll project! The teal you've used is perfect.

Karen said...

I have not bought any jelly rolls but they surely are tempting. I love your project. I have a couple pieces of Madeira and why I didn't buy others, I don't know. Mmmmm, maybe a roll of jelly? Off to look for some.

Dawn said...

Oh very fun! Those jelly rolls are so much fun! I like the border idea with a touch of applique

Jacquie said...

Not sure I have a border idea...do love the rail fence. I've never purchased a jelly roll. May have to give it a try. I know what you mean about the weather. Thundersnow...what is up with that! I can feel the crocus just begging to appear!

Lea said...

Wooo, I love your jelly roll quilt.It's very beautiful. :-)
I like the border with applique idea. I think It will be so fun to see all strips blocks and applique around the borders.

Helen in the UK said...

Love your jelly roll quilt. Such a simple pattern, but VERY effective. With a quilt like that I would tend to not have a border, but that's just me :)