Jelly Rolls

Did you know tomorrow is National Sew a Jelly Roll day? Stephanie from my HeartStrings group shared that nugget so my plans changed a bit today. Instead of doing some assembly AND binding, I’m trying to get the Monkey Wrench blocks together so I can sew along this weekend.

I knew I had some Autumn Jelly Rolls from Connecting Threads in a bin somewhere … and bonus … look at the border fabrics I found with them.

I don’t usually use a border on my Windmill quilts but I will on this one. I quickly drew it out this afternoon. Of course the blocks will be scrappier than shown … Not sure which border I’ll choose yet. I’ll make the blocks first and then decide.

So all I needed to get ready to sew this weekend was a background fabric …. Yep, the ones I wanted to choose from were in the bottom two bins but Keith came downstairs and moved the bins around so I could look through them.

Are YOU going to sew a Jelly Roll quilt this weekend?


  1. Your jelly roll quilt will be so pretty. I love the Fall colors. I would try to sew along but I am deep into making Edyta Sitar’s Pinehurst quilt. 72 Christmas trees involved. I am trying to get it done to take to my quilter in a couple of weeks. So that is my project right now and I need to focus. Have fun!!

  2. I’d planned to get a jelly roll top started today, then sew away all weekend, but our plans changed, so I’ll have to wait until Sunday. I may choose a simpler pattern than originally, but I’m definitely going to play along. Your border option on the right is gorgeous!

  3. Probably no jelly rolls will be harmed this weekend in my house. LOL. But you have me thinking – because I just bought a pattern that requires one. Hmmmm. . . First priority tomorrow is to make my Saturday Sampler blocks for this month, and to attach a binding to a small quilt.

  4. I AM gonna go or National Jelly Roll Day 2022! I cut out a tan/brown scrappy version of your “Boxed Squares” & will be seeing on it to donate to Merciful Quilts in Sacramento. It’s my favorite jelly roll pattern!

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