Saturday, September 15, 2018

It is National Sew A Jelly Roll Day!

My Ruffed Feather Pillow Cover is featured today on

National Sew A Jelly Roll Day @ The Jolly Jabber

Are you sewing along?

Project Jelly Roll

I love Jelly Rolls!

Sew colorful!  Sew Scrappy!  Sew Easy to Use!

Jelly Roll Facts from Classic Sewing ... 
  • "The Jelly Roll was introduced at Fall Market in 2006; they shipped to stores in 2007.
  • There are Jelly Rolls with 40 strips — 2.5 x 42-inches WOF (width of fabric), and there are Junior Jelly Rolls with 20 strips—2.5 x 42-inches WOF. Junior Jelly Rolls (JJRs) are done with very small collections and many of the Bella Solids.
  • As for yardage, there are 2.75 yards of fabric in a single Jelly Roll.
  •  Laid end to end as strips, one Jelly Roll measures approximately 1.680 inches – 140 feet – 46.5 yards.
  • 38 Jelly Rolls laid end to end equal a little more than 1 mile, so 47,000 Jelly Rolls will stretch from Dallas to Spring Market in Salt Lake City.
  • Moda has sold enough Jelly Rolls, laid end to end, to encircle the Earth."
Quoted from ...
What Are Jelly Rolls @ Classic Sewing

I made this Ruffled Feather pillow cover 
a few years back for a blog hop ...

As you can see in the new photo I took at the top of this post,
it is still a very pretty pillow cover
even after having been removed and washed many times.

This is my favorite pillow.

It was inspired by this jelly roll and charm pack of

 Botanique from Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics.

The background fabric is a gray crackle piece from 
the Morning Serenade collection by Grace Pullen from South Seas Fabrics.

The black for the shafts of the feather is a charcoal black from Shadowland by Kona Bay.

I used my favorite Aurifil  50/2 off white #2021 for piecing.

The quilting thread is a "Canaan" a variegated grey #403 from King Tut by Superior Threads.

I pieced the feather with the jelly roll strips, cutting some of them in half lengthwise

and sewed the basic feather according to this

I made the ruffle for the feather with scrap strips from the feather.

I made the two tone ruffle for the ends with the extra jelly roll strips and pieces.

This was very much an "improv" project from start to finish.

All inspired by a Jelly Roll!

For more jelly roll inspiration visit

today and visit all the other quilty blogs!

Hope you are inspired by a Jelly Roll today, too!

This pillow sits on my sofa most days, but occasionally 
I take it outside for a cushion on my outdoor swing. 
I love this pillow!

For more  strip sewing fun,
here is another easy and fun Jelly Roll Project
for Sew A Jelly Roll Day: 

This 12.5" Jelly Roll House Quilt Block is made 
with only  2.5" strips

Free Tutorial ~Jelly Roll House Block Here

This would also make a nice pillow cover,
but I think it is going to be added to my  Jelly Roll House Quilt in the making.

It is a great day to shop the sales for some of these yummy bakery treats

I buy most of my new fabric from

Fat Quarter Shop
(affiliate link)

where they are having a sale on many yummy jelly rolls.

Click Here to shop Jelly Rolls on Sale

(affliate link)

Have a Happy National Sew A Jelly Roll Day today!

1 comment:

Dorian said...

Ohh, I remember when you made. It's so pretty! Glad you are still enjoying it. And congrats on having it on the FQ blog today!