I nabbed a scrap bag of red and white 2 1/2″ strips from my local quilt shop with nary a thought as to what I’d do with it, don’t we all, but for the price, I couldn’t pass it up. Let’s call it a fabric liberation, shall we?
I decided a jelly roll race quilt was perfect.
I’ve yet to perfect my technique. Do I press as I go or wait until the whole shebang is finished? Naturally, being the somewhat lackadaisical gal I am, I always opt to press at the end and wind up grousing the whole time. I’ll never learn.
I think this pack had more strips than the commercially marketed Jelly Rolls by Moda which accounts for how much larger it seems than a standard JRR quilt. Also, as I pieced, it dawned on me that the reds are all different….some bright and true, some muted. But, no matter. ‘Tis done. Let the rejoicing commence!
Before you ask, I’ve no intention of bordering this puppy. Nuh-uh.
I’ll use this red for the binding. Love.
I’ve dubbed this flimsy ‘Sour Cherries’.