The second birthday cake of the week is in the oven so I have 17 minutes left to write this quick post!
March is crazy busy around here with 3 kids having birthdays, but it also means there is leftover frosting in the fridge that I hide and dip pretzels into when no one is looking.
When I started writing the Jelly Weave pattern I realized the pattern would truly shine through in a two color quilt.
If you want to make a two color version, you just divide the number of strips you need into 2 colors. For example I made the Crib size, which requires 24 pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips…so I used 12 black strips and 12 gray strips. The gray fabrics were almost all from this jelly roll, the black fabrics were leftover from my Chicken quilts.
When you construct the block, use the opposite color for the center strips and outside strips in each block.
When you lay out the blocks it makes the woven look of the pattern more pronounced with just the two colors.
It’s a crib size at 41″ x 57″, and went together fast! Trimming the edges straight is the scariest part because of the diagonal/on-point blocks…the rest is easy.
A couple of tips I use for trimming the edges of an on-point point quilt top straight…lay the cutting mat and quilt on the floor flat so there is no pulling or stretching, and start trimming the edges in the middle of a side (not in a corner). It’s easier to trim when you have a top and bottom row seam as a guide. I trim the sides, and then I go back with a square ruler and make sure my corners are all square (ish).
I should have thought to take photos of me trimming this quilt, but as usual…it was late at night and my brain had clocked out for the evening!
I hear an oven timer beeping at me so it’s time to go decorate a cake and celebrate a cute 10 year old tonight!