Saturday, September 16, 2023

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day . . . Inspiration and Giveaway!!

Today is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!!!!   And I am celebrating with a Giveaway (see end of post!!) 

Just in case you don't have a project picked out . . . Here is some last minute ideas if you need a little Jelly Roll Inspiration :)

Petal Pop is probably my most popular Jelly Roll friendly pattern.  I have taught this class so many times, and it is always a favorite among students.   It would be a great one to sew up tomorrow, and it comes in multiple size options, so you don't have to make this big King size ;)  


Braided Irish Chain is also another popular one of my Jelly Roll friendly patterns. In fact, I just taught this class yesterday at Garden of Quilts!!   Oh so much fun ;) 
  

And I also have a lot of great Jelly Roll Tutorials!!   One of my all time favorites is my Read with Me quilt.  This book quilt is easy to make with Jelly Rolls and then just a bit of applique to finish it off.  I just love this quilt, and it is still a treasure in our home.   And most of all, I just love this picture, how cute are my kiddo's :)   They are now 16, 14, and 12!!


And if you have an Ombre Jelly Roll, or any solid color Jelly Rolls for that matter, Shine would be a great quilt to make up!!!   You all know I love a good Chain Quilt and this one really lets you play with the color placement in the chain.  So fun!!!


And Playing the Scales is also another popular one and it has a FREE PDF Pattern for it.     It is a great one for using up some of those low volume strips we don't know what to do with ;)


And I am super excited to be starting my own Jelly Roll Project today as well!!!  I am joining in the Simply Jelly Rolls Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!!!  All you need to join in is a Simply Jelly Rolls book, a favorite jelly roll (I am using Evermore!!) and some yardage :)   I can't wait to get started!!!


And for today's giveaway . . . I have a Simply Jelly Roll book for one Happy Quilting reader!!

To enter . . . Simply leave a comment of what you plan to do to celebrate National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!!!    It's that simple.   I will choose a winner on Tuesday ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (and Jelly Rolling) Weekend!!!

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99 comments:

  1. My local quilt group had a Jelly Roll retreat yesterday - so I have some blocks to finish!

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  2. Starting a new Braided Irish Chain in pinks and greens ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. This new book just looks like creative fun and I love creating with jelly rolls.

    Darlene S
    dgs5188 - @ g mail

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  4. Want to make your braided Irish chain

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  5. I'm hoping yo work on a Jelly Snowflake quilt

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    1. Brenda Baughman @brendaisquilting

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  6. Playing the Scales is what I am stitching (and practicing๐Ÿ˜‰) today.

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  7. I am beginning a block of the month called Sunny Patches hosted
    By Corey Yoder (months ago ๐Ÿ˜ฑ) that uses a jelly roll. I have had it all gathered and patterns printed.
    Your jelly roll quilt patterns are adorable. I plan to purchase these.
    I love the sampler-like quilt you are working on. Is this your pattern too? I ‘d love to get that one too. Beautiful!

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  8. I am working on a kaleidoscope quilt that uses jelly roll strips. I took a class a few weeks ago and want to finish it up.

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  9. We’re traveling, so I’m going to look at all the ideas and plan my next jelly roll project. I love the Braided Irish Chain!

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  10. I love the Braided Irish Chain! I’m going to attempt a jelly roll rug.

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  11. Love the Braided Irish Chain quilt. I will be working on a Halloween quilt today.

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  12. I’m away from home and my sewing machine sew… I brought a hand appliquรฉ project. I’m lovin the patterns you showed today. One or two will be going on my list of quilts to make ๐Ÿ˜. Ncmatheson0. At Gmail

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  13. I will probably celebrate by saving favorite jelly roll patterns from bloggers because I really need to work on my flower beds. Smithcindyk@gmail.com

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  14. I plan on using the pattern Jelly roll twist from the Fat Quarter Shop:)

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  15. I have a quilt top pinned and ready to quilt from a previous jelly roll sew along, so I will work on that today. (Unless I have to help hubby with plumbing the leaky sink!)

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  16. I really like the Braided Irish Chain in two colors! I may have to dig through my stash and see what I have. :) Thank you for the inspiration.

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      Laurie
      kurlegirle @ g mail . com

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  17. I think I'll celebrate by petting my one jelly roll.

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  18. I love making different jelly roll quilts! I love petal pop and braided Irish chain!

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  19. My daughter and I went to our local fabric store yesterday and bought a jelly roll of Too cute to Spook by me and my sister. We will be sewing that up today!

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  20. Working on simple jelly roll race quilt top and a couple of placemats with my granddaughter (she plans to use them for Christmas gifts this year).

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  21. I’m sewing with Scott Flanagan of 4th and Main Designs and I plan to make the Simply Jelly Roll Sampler. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  22. I will be starting the Braided Irish Chain, thanks for showcasing it. I love it !

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  23. I don't have many jelly rolls, instead I will be quilting a charity baby quilt today.

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  24. I'm finishing a baby quilt for our family's newest addition.

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  25. Planning to make a jelly snowflake quilt!

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  26. Although I would like to be sewing today, I am doing something else that is important -- painting a baby room for our son and his wife! They will be having our first grandchild around the first of the year so we are helping to get their house ready. And naturally I will be sewing lots of baby quilts in the next few months.

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  27. I am away from my sewing machine this weekend, so I am just looking at posts and getting inspiration. I really love your Braided Irish Quilt.
    krischir @ hotmail .com

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  28. I bought the fabric for Read to Me quilt many years ago. I think it's time to start it.

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  29. I’m having trouble logging in so my comment isn’t “anonymous.” Anyhow, it’s EAGarner78 @ hotmail.com I am working on a non-jelly roll quiltalong, so my celebration is limited to shopping this year. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you for the giveaway.

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  30. I am making an 18 patch quilt with Paisley Rose.

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  31. I am doing a Majestic Mountain block around the National Parks panel for hubby to celebrate National Jelly Roll Day ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคฉ

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  32. I am finishing up my Swoon quilt made with a jelly roll from basic grey.

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  33. Working up a jelly roll pattern with Zinnia

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  34. Today I cut out the pieces I needed for a napkin basket. Love your blog!

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  35. I am planning a Christmas tree skirt using a jelly roll - so many ideas I cannot pick one!

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  36. I am working on a quilt that was started about 40+ years ago. I have vowed to not sew anything else until this is done! the partially finished quilt top has been tucked away for way too long!

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  37. Mowed my mother-in law's yard for the first time!!! Watching football with the Hubs!!! Cutting leftover fabric for my scrap baskets!!! Love petal pop and braided Irish chain!!!

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  38. I spent a few hours in my sewing room this afternoon simply cleaning and organizing it, so it's ready to go next time I can sew! It was a mess. No jelly rolls were harmed or stitched today, but I was dreaming about it!

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  39. I had to work or I would have been tempted to start a new quilt using one of your patterns.

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  40. Today I am keeping one of my grandkids, so no time for sewing!! But still a fun day!

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  41. This was a day of service, not sewing, but there are several quilts from this book that I’d love to make.

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  42. I spent the day sewing with some of my quilt guild friends at a local church. Lots of chatter, fun and sewing. A great way to spend a Saturday!

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  43. Found a blue and cream jelly roll in my stash, so think I'll do Petal Pop!

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  44. I love jelly rolls! Your ๐Ÿ“š quilt is adorable, little kids too! I was planning a quilt today as I couldn’t sew! Thank you, Linda @loudog 91301 @ aoldotcom

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  45. I attended a guild class today. We didn’t work on Jelly rolls but I have a real hankering to get one out and start a quilt after seeing all those great quilts. I love jelly rolls!

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  46. I spent my morning organizing my jelly roll strips into sets of eight—light to dark—to start another double wedding ring quilt top. My favorite thing to do with a jelly roll!

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  47. I am looking for a pattern to do with my jelly roll of Astra. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  48. I spent a good chunk of my day shampooing the carpet in my sewing room. I’m hoping that tomorrow is the day for sewing. I’m looking for a good jelly roll pattern. I’m going to look at the ones you’ve posted. Thank you for that.

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  49. Working on my jellied lone star quilt. lorritheteacher at @gmail dot com

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  50. I was planning on sewing with a jelly roll today but needed to work on something for my sister.

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  51. I plan on sewing table runners with Jelly Rolls for Christmas.

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  52. I didn't have a specific pattern, but I am attracted to the Scales pattern for its simplicity.

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  53. I got a new table for my machine and tidied up the area ready to start a new project.

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  54. I started a jelly roll quilt but didn't finish it.

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  55. I started on the Jelly Beans quilt and hope to participate in the Fat Quartee Shop Jelly Roll quilt along. So cute!

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  56. Oops! Accidentally posted anonymously.

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  57. Was distracted by a worthy cause today - sewing preemie gowns for a friend's first grandchild. Need to tidy up now before I start something new!
    basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  58. I was busy finishing a commission so I didn't get to play along on the "Sew a Jelly Roll" day.

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  59. My plan was to spend the day sewing trying out a new jelly roll pattern, but, life intervened, and I spent the day at my Aunt's 3 hours away, helping her clean up her garden for fall. We had a good visit, and, a great day, but, sewing would have been noce, too..... :)

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  60. We were out enjoying the weather, before you know it, the snow will be flying. That’s when I’ll sew sew sew! Thanks for the chance to win, I love your quilts/patterns

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  61. I love the reading quilt you featured. I would love to do that!

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  62. This past week, including yesterday, was taken up with spending time with and helping family members with a new house. But I have a jelly roll project ready to go when I finally have time!

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  63. Well, I did get a bit of sewing in, but it didn't involve a jelly roll. I worked on some pillowcases to donate.

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  64. I’ll be pre washing some flannel fabrics so I can make a few burp cloths later in the week. Assisting a convalescing family member and then a quick trip to evaluate if some broken jewelry parts can be used in a different format. Thanks for the chance for this book. Of course I have a couple of jelly rolls and I’ll be home more with the cooler temps coming to create a quilt of two.

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    1. I’m ejaneemerson@yahoo.com and that petal pop pattern is really striking a cord within me.

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    2. Continue to work on butterflies and cream pattern with blue, white and yellow jelly rolls!

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  65. My National Jelly Roll Day was not spent sewing up a beautiful jelly roll, but instead watching a grandson run cross country. I am planning to participate in the Simply Jelly Rolls Quilt Along and is excited to get that started!

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  66. I didn't mean for my post above #72 to be anonymous.

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  67. I had a fun day for Jelly Roll Day. First I went to my longarm meeting and then I helped my grandson make his first Burrito pillowcase, he did awesome!

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  68. I didn't sew it all yesterday but I did finish putting borders on an Adjustable JR Race quilt I made for my gr'son. I saw the Simply Jelly Rolls book and think almost all of the patterns are so cute!

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  69. I'm planning on making a jelly roll quilt out of flannel. It's been on my bucket list for awhile.

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  70. Was not able to sew this weekend but will be working on a pattern called Strip Down.

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  71. Was hoping to sew a quilt together but ended up quitting a previous project

    I love your petal pattern!

    Trying to get some WIPs done!!

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    1. Not anomoyous. Pam richards. Richardspam56@yahoo.com

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  72. I am celebrating my birthday this year on National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. The day will be filled with making a cake, Lasagna, and family. Tonight I will stand at my table cutting left over fabric into jelly roll strips!!

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  73. I'm going to clean my sewing room and dig out my jelly rolls. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  74. I am visiting daughter so no sewing. But my participation is purchasing a jelly roll ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  75. I’ve been using some jelly roll strips to make kits for our guild’s quilt show boutique items!

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  76. I'm trying to finish a UFO of Goodnight Irene that I started a couple of years ago and set aside.

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  77. Make a bunch jelly roll quilts out of my stash.
    Caryn
    caspharm@yahoo.com

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  78. I have two jelly rolls to use up, and had plans to participate, but hubby had other plans for my free time. (Don't they always?!) I love your Petal Pop pattern.

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  79. I have a jelly roll that I bought a couple years ago just waiting for the perfect project. I'm sure this book will have something perfect for it.

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  80. I need to buy a jelly roll

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  81. I started a JR Race quilt but got sidetracked! But it will be done by Wednesday for show & tell at guild.

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  82. The last several days I have been quilting and binding all my unfinished quilts.

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  83. finishing up a top, then joining the fun to make the QAL!

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  84. I have spent a lot of time dreaming of which pattern I should try--I have some Jelly Rolls--now to get started!!
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  85. On Jelly Roll Day I was at the Garden of Quilts! I really wish I could have gone to your class!

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  86. I totally missed Jelly Roll Day, but I did get to my first quilt show in years this week, the AQS show in Grand Rapids. It was so inspiring! ruth dot tacoma at gmail dot com

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  87. Starting a new Christmas quilt ♥️๐Ÿ’š♥️

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  88. Attempt a Dresden plate square

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  89. que bonitos cada uno de los quilt
    Besos

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  90. Looks like you’re busy. Played in Primary with Sis. Corry. She said you are busy doing classes.I’ll have to keep up with you two so I can attend one of your classes. I’m trying to decide which jelly roll to use. Would love to get the the jelly roll book, too!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa