Friday, December 21, 2012

Next Up . . . .

Do you work with jellyrolls very often?  I use one every now and then and I like them.  You get a long strip of fabric that is  2 1/2 inches wide for every fabric in a family of fabric.  I'm amazed by what I can make with those strips.  I usually complain a little when I work with jellyrolls, how do I account for those little clipped points on each side and those clipped edges usually produce fuzz that floats around my sewing table.  I'm not complaining about those clipped edges anymore, this is what a jellyroll use to look like, when they were cut with a straight edge.




This is a jellyroll of Roman Holiday by 3 Sisters for Moda, I'm not sure when that family of fabric was released, but I think it was at least 5 years ago.  By the looks of this roll you would think I've been carrying it around in my purse for 5 years, but it has just been molting in a bin in my sewing room closet.  I figured I better use this roll for a quilt before it was just a useless ball of thread.


And this is what I'm going to make with that fabric.




Vintage Holiday by Camille Rosekelly for thimble blossoms.  I've seen these adorable ornament blocks pop up all over blogland and thought I would join in the fun.  That Roman Holiday jellyroll is the only holiday fabric  have in my stash, that sure cut down on the fabric drama for this project.

I think the blocks in the pattern finish at 9 inches, I'm shrinking mine down to 6 inches.



The blocks are easy and they go fast, the perfect little project to squeeze in between all the holiday hoopla.  I just love working on a holiday project during the holidays.






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18 comments:

  1. I can't believe you actually have a jelly roll of that fabric. I loved that line! AND a straight cut jelly roll? I didn't even know they made those! Love Camille's patterns. They are so straight forward and provide immediate gratification.

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  2. So cute! I didn't even know they ever did straight cuts! Have fun making your Christmas quilt! I never have time to work on quilts during the holidays. I think I'll make that a priority for January since I don't have even ONE Christmas quilt!

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  3. I have a few of the old jelly rolls, and mine look just like that! That's perfect for Vintage Holiday!

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  4. I have one that looks just like this. It isn't really as bad as it looks when you unwind it. Thanks so much for the crumbler. I received it yesterday and I haven't had time to blog about it. Love this pattern and the fabric line you are using is one of my favorites. I have a few prints that I have been savoring (hoarding) for the perfect project.

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  5. Gorgeous fabric + a Gorgeous pattern + YOU making it = this will be one *FABULOUS* Christmas quilt!!! ;)
    I look forward to seeing this pattern transformed by you over the next week (or so?), lol!

    Enjoy a fantabulous Christmas!! Hugs!

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  6. VERY nice! I've been eyeballing the same pattern but I've been holding back. Maybe I'll get it and work on it for next year.

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  7. I love Roman Holiday and that pattern. What a great combination!

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  8. I love the pattern and the fabric! I enjoy working on Christmas quilts at Christmas instead of summer :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  9. That's one of my all time favorite holiday themed line of fabric. It's perfect for your Vintage Holiday quilt. Very pretty, indeed.

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  10. Hi Thelma, I'm seeing this darling little quilt all over the place. I'm going to have to get some Christmas fabric and make one for next year, it really is a cutie. Also, I so very delighted to see the my precuts are not the only ones that have "bad hair days", LOL. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Hugs...

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  11. That pattern is on my "to do" list, too, after seeing several wonderful versions in blogland. Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

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  12. HI! WELL IF THAT "JELLY ROLL" BECOMES TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO HANDLE JUST SEND IT ON TO ME - LOL! ON 2ND THOUGHT "IT" BEING 'ROMAN HOLIDAY'(VINTAGE JELLY ROLL NEARLY!). IT MIGHT BE WORTH A FORTUNE FOR YOU!
    HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  13. How wonderful you have the Roman Holiday Jelly Roll for this quilt ! That is the same fabric we made our Red , white & Wonderful quilts out of isn't it ? LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS QUILT WHEN YOU ARE DONE !

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  14. These are adorable...now I want to make some!

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  15. What cute blocks! I love the six inch size. Merry Christmas!

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  16. I'm making this very quilt right now too! I'm using a layer cake of Kate Spain Flurries I had stashed. I'm making the blocks in the usual size. Yours will be really sweet in the 6" size.

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  17. I enjoy the fabric designed by 3 sisters. It'll be fun to see your quilt made up in Roman Holiday. I'm not familiar with that line.

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  18. One of my very favorite lines of fabric also is Roman Holiday - I did the Bunny Hill's All Things Christmas with it. I covet even my scraps of it. I didn't know they ever did straight cuts, but bumped a couple of rolls together one day to dust off the lint and it almost looked like that - I'm going to run see if it was straight. It was Pampered Pooch.
    Love those ornaments and was just thinking how cute they would be for little throw pillows on all the beds or for each person to take home, maybe at Thanksgiving to start off their holiday season next year. I don't have the pattern yet, but have been eyeing it. Bet the 6" blocks will be adorable - is the pattern multiple size or are you doing your usually "re-make" - LOL!!!

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