Multi coloured Jelly Rolls

Members Makes in February

As the February blog covers two meetings, these are the items Chris B had made and this is what she says about them………..

If you look at the fabric in the last photograph, you will see the two blocks which are generated from this fabric when cut in a particular way.  The blocks can then be arranged in a number of ways to make a variety of designs.  I also included a plain pink fabric to give the quilt and cushion a lift (as can be seen at the top of this post).

The fabric was designed by Jinny Beyer who does a lot of work using striped fabric.  Jinny and her tutorials can be found on You Tube.  

The matching cushion was made with leftover blocks from the quilt.

Chris B.

I saw this quilt in the Winter 2021 edition of Quilters World Magazine (‘Fresh Cut Quilts From The Garden’), made from a 2.5″ jelly roll with some additional white fabric and edging/backing fabric.

This design is by Connie Kauffman and as I wanted to make a play mat as a gift, I loved the pastel colours and appliqued design.  I scoured the internet for a few hours, and although I could find pastel jelly rolls, none where suitable patterns for a baby.

I managed to find that this lady has a blog and used her contact page to ask about the fabric.  She kindly came back to me, to let me know it was Moda from the designer ‘Me and My Sister.’  She mentioned that it was an older pattern however, the colour ways are fairly similar each year, so I would be able to find something similar – which I did.


I used heat’n’bond for the 72 petals and 12 circle centers, to hold them down, and then machine appliqued around the edges with a button hole stitch, as I wanted this to be seen as part of the design, I used white cotton.

I then free-motioned around the outside edge using a stipple pattern where I had used Lewis & Irene Bumbleberry fabric.

The quilt was sandwiched using a white cotton wadding so that the white squares stayed nice and bright.

Carolynne P

This is a book cover made by Liz C.

Liz explained that her sister had done some research into their family history.  She had managed to look as far back as far as 1814, and had discovered that her family had been corn millers who in 1915 emigrated to the USA (all except her grandfather).  A book was made to display all the information that had been discovered and whilst Liz was helping her daughter with a quilt, saw a pattern for this book cover and decided it would be very fitting for the new family book.

This is a frieze made by Pat M on her embroidery machine.  It is an Anita Goodesign and each section took between 60 and 90 minutes to stitch out and depicts images of shops with a sewing and knitting theme.

Pat M