I was hoping to have a current project finished in time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but it's not gonna happen (motherhood happened). So instead, I’m sharing a recent favorite: The scrappy LOVE jelly roll quilt.
In the beginning, I set out to make a bright and fun picnic-ish sort of quilt we could take to soccer games - a funky little travel quilt. but I ended up loving the bright colors and cheerfulness so much, it has become a permanent fixture on the red sofa in our family room. My 2 year old has a security blanket she calls her “Nin”. She calls this quilt “Mommy’s Nin”. I love that she recognizes the contentedness this quilt brings to me. Color makes me happy.
To make this one, I cut the LOVE jelly roll strips in half and sewed into one long strip. I alternated the LOVE strips with 1 ½ inch strips of Kona Ash. I started with one rectangle in the center and around and around I went. Not exactly rocket science, but that's how I (jelly) roll. :)