March 31, 2014

Jelly Roll Race ... Take 2

I get all the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials on You Tube, and let's say they are fantastic.  They are great, descriptive, and visual movies that helped me as a beginning quilter.  Jenny always shares great little patterns for pre-cuts and helpful tips.  When the Jelly Roll Race 2 tutorial got posted, I thought this would be great way to bust through some of my scraps!  (I always cut fabric scraps into pre-cut sizes and store by size to make my life easier.)  So I pulled 42 different strips by wof, and a pulled a pile of white 2.5 inch squares and got sewing.  Here is a little scrap/stash busting at it's finest :)

And the race begins ...

This quilt came together quickly and I enjoyed the process.  The first two folds I thought were never going to end, but after that it didn't take long to finish.  I enjoy the white squares scattered throughout the quilt.  They add some randomness and break up the strips.

I also have to share that Missouri Star Quilt Company now has all their video patterns as a magazine.   No ads and everything that is great about the videos as a hard copy at a very reasonable price.  I must confess they have once again out done themselves :)

Look at all those pretty pre-cut projects!

Overall, I am so impressed with this quilt. This was a win/win.  My scrap pile is missing 42 strips and it was fun to make :)  Now I just need to find some quick projects for 5 inch squares.  

Sew long for now, 


  1. Your scraps are beautiful done up like this. I think the white adds a lot to the look of the top. Great job!

  2. Love the fabrics you chose. Very pretty and springtimey. You're so clever to keep your scraps organized like that. Mine are all in a big basket.

  3. whoo-hoo! way to bust some stash! :)

  4. Gosh love how pretty and light that quilt looks not to mention quick. Lovey!

  5. Such pretty colours, your quilt looks like spring tulips, funny how the scrap pile never looks smaller though , thanks for the tips!

  6. Turned out great. Love the colors. I have recently discovered Pat Speth of 'Nickle' quilts fame. She has written a few books and she uses alot of 5" squares. The quilt group I am in is doing a Pat Speth mystery quilt and step1 is to use 5" squares to make HST's. Might give you some inspiration.

    1. I am going to check this out! Thanks for the heads up :)