05 November 2019

Jelly Filled Parade {Chapter 2}

It's day 2 of the Jelly Filled Quilt Parade! Every day this week, I'm sharing a little about each chapter from my book, Jelly Filled - 18 Quilts from 2½" Strips. I've invited a few of my favorite designers to reinterpret quilts from the book. They're also giving away a copy of the Jelly Filled book, so be sure to stop by their websites to enter! 
Today the focus is on Chapter 2: "Strip Piecing." This involves sewing 2½" strips together into a column or "strip set." From there, you can subcut striped squares or rectangles that can be restitched into scrappy patches. 
Quilt no. 3 is "Hand Mixer." This is a great beginner introduction to strip piecing and is super quick to piece. It takes 32 precut strips 2½" x WOF. Fabric is Yucatan by Annie Brady for Moda Fabrics.
Hand Mixer quilt

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Quilt no. 4 is "Checkerboard." Strip piecing brings these sixteen-patches together quick; then set them on point for a secondary checkerboard look. Fabrics are Beach Road by Jen Kingwell Designs for Moda Fabrics, background is BasicGrey's Grunge in Charmed.
Checkerboard quilt
- - - > The guest designer for this quilt is Sherri McConnell at A Quilting Life. You can check out her version on her blog, on Instagram @aquiltinglife, and on Facebook here. Which print do you think she'll pick for her background?
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Quilt no. 5 is "Petit Fours." This is one of the few quilts in the book that uses multiple Jelly Rolls (54 precut strips 2½" x WOF total). I combined a couple Christmas groups--Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks + Vintage Holiday by Bonnie & Camille (both for Moda Fabrics). 
Petit Fours quilt
- - - > The guest designer guest for Petit Fours is Susan Vaughan! Fun fact--she's my pattern tester and played a huge part in editing of the book! I don't know what I'd do without her. Find her on Instagram @thefeltedpear.
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