Second Quarter Challenge – Blog Readers Share

As the month of June slips by, our challenge for the second quarter draws to an end. I’m happy to say that several quilting friends accepted the challenge to make quilts with jelly rolls. I know you will be inspired by their projects!

Stephanie sent a picture of “Plum Pie.”  This layout is a variation of Spiral Strips (found in the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott.) Click here to travel to Stephanie’s blog and read all about it!

Maridee made “Crossed Path” by Quiltin’ Tia Quiltworks. It was quilted by her dear friend, Kathie Gore. Maridee writes, “This challenge has really encouraged me to check my stash. Someone cleaned out her stash and passed this jelly roll on to me. The colors  were hard to match so I used leftover strips for the border. I have re-learned to use pre-cuts sooner rather than later if I want any hope of getting matching fabric for borders or binding.”

Cindy made a striking patriotic quilt. ” I made this jelly roll race quilt for my son’s Battalion fundraiser at Ft. Bragg. Happy to say they raised a lot of money for their unit. I found this pattern in Fons and Porter’s Quilting Quickly, Spring 2014.”

Sally shared her “Mexican Stars” quilt. The design is also known as “Stars and Crosses” and was a June Block Party quilt by Eleanor Burns. The tutorial is available on YouTube by Quilt in a Day. Sally also sent a picture of her “Double Four Patch” made with Quilter’s Candy (2 1/2″ squares).


Inspired by Thomas Knauer’s book, The Quilt Design Coloring Workbook, Helga made a large table runner. She used a design roll from Free Spirit.

Thanks, ladies for sharing photos of your wonderfully inspiring projects!





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