Saturday, March 4, 2023

New Quilt Pattern: Jelly Twist - Country Rose


Jelly Twist quilt pattern is such a fun quilt to sew and it all started with this jelly roll... 

Country Rose by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics made making this quilt extra fun. There isn't anything I don't like about this fabric line.

Dear eldest daughter did such a great job piecing the blocks. Her piecing is much more accurate than mine and made putting the rows together (my part of this quilt making) a breeze.

Snapped this picture before basting and quilting. Don't you just love the mix of florals and checks?! The checks of Country Rose are just perfect!

My favorite print (well, one of them : ) - it's the prefect blue with the perfect little white print.

The blocks of Jelly Twist are pieced in a log cabin block fashion so very straightforward, simple, and quick. When I make blocks like this using a jelly roll, I cut one strip at a time but stack each piece in its own pile. At the end of cutting there's a pile for each step from each strip. Then, I chain or batch piece one step at a time, snip part, press, move on to the next step. Before you know it, all the blocks are pieced. (I should really take some pics of this process...)

Twisting and turning the quilt blocks gives a sashing effect without the sashing. Anybody else not crazy about sashing or is it just me? 

Another word or few about the lovely fabric line Country Rose, the black is perfect. It's such a bold color and can seem too bold sometimes but it plays perfect with all the other colors of Country Rose.
Did I mention the lovely butterscotch color? So lovely!

Using Moda Bella Black for binding was a no-brainer for binding. Looks great with the quilt top and with the quilt back, which is a CuddlDuds flannel sheet. These flannel sheets make great quilt backs - so soft and so far no pilling.

The Jelly Twist quilt pattern includes instructions for five sizes using precut jelly roll/rolie polie strips 
or you can cut your own from fabric stash or scraps.
If you make up this pattern, please share (if you are so inclined) 
using #jellytwistquilt or #fddquiltpatterns. 
We would all love to see your quilty creation.

Happy quilting, everyone : )