Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jelly Roll Jam 2-Updated

First things Dad had another stable brain scan!  In his doctor's words, they are flying by the seat of their pants with him...he is 18 months post glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor resection and has been stable with clear scans (Thank you God!!).  A google search of GBM will tell you why they are flying by the seat of their pants with him.  A new study was just initiated this past week on the characteristics of long term GBM survivors and hopefully things will get published quickly so we have some more guidance with his treatment.

I saw the Jelly Roll Jam 2 pattern over at the Jolly Jabber and knew I wanted to make one.  I have been hoarding saving a Jelly Roll of Ruby for what seems like forever.  I love, love, love Bonnie and Camille fabrics.  I ended up ordering some Miss Kate flannel to back my Ruby Jelly Roll Jam quilt what should arrive sometime next week. 

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 get rid of use up scraps from my fabric closet.  This quilt will go with the others to the Brain Rehabilitation Unit that took such great care of my Dad. 

I have it all quilted up and it is bound...more photos after a run through the washer and dryer.

**Updated Photos**
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.


SuperMomNoCape said...

What a bright, cheerful baby quilt!! It turned out great and I love that you used up every scrap.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

So satisfying to use fabrics that have been hanging out in the stash for a little too long! Well done!