I saw the Jelly Roll Jam 2 pattern over at the Jolly Jabber and knew I wanted to make one. I have been
In the mean time, I figured I would try the pattern out. I went through my stash and pulled a bunch of fabrics that would play off a half yard of "Happy Bugs" by Lioyds & Barton for Timeless Treasures. I bought this fabric back when I started quilting in 2009 (the copyright on the selvage is 2007). When I bought the bug fabric I also bought some green and yellow solids from the Shadow Play line by Maywood Studio. I continued digging through my stash to find fun, bright and neutral fabrics for this quilt and ended up with both a blue and an orange print from the Clementine line by Me and My Sister Designs. These fabrics were auditioned for my sister's quilt binding but I ended up using the green print. A black and white stripe, a strip of kona black and 2 miscellaneous kona solids from a jelly roll (blue and red) ended up making it into my super scrappy Jelly Roll Jam 2 baby quilt.
I have to say I love the fabrics together and am excited to whip up another one with leftover strips. Yeah for stash busting as well!! I am going to be able to use the black and white stripe for the backing fabric with a strip of leftover pieces from the front (no fabric waste in this house!!). I also plan on piecing together some batting scraps to further
I have it all quilted up and it is bound...more photos after a run through the washer and dryer.
It is super gloomy and grey here so indoor photos will have to suffice.
Not a scrap was left behind. The extras from the front were trimmed down to 2.5" wide and sewn together to add a visual pop to the backing.
Seriously, not a scrap was left behind. The extra fabric that was trimmed from the quilt backing was made into binding with the addition of some yellow strips.
The dots below were the color inspiration for pulling the coordinating fabrics.