Friday, March 30, 2018

From Start to Finish: Jammin' Jelly 2.0

About ten years ago, my second pattern, Jammin' Jelly, was published by Joen Wolfrom Designs. It was written to use some of those new precuts that were just being released--charm packs and jelly rolls.

The original inspiration came from a floor--if I remember correctly it was a bathroom floor in a fast foot restaurant in Los Banos, California.
In the last several years, I have wanted to make an updated version of this pattern, especially when a designer for Riley Blake released a line of fabric with "live a colorful life" in one of the prints--which ended up being in every single block. :)
So I dug into my bin of solid scraps and had the best time making 20 blocks. I forgot how quickly these blocks go together. It probably took me longer to choose where to place the solids than it did to sew the block together! 

I decided the blocks needed a little breathing space because of all the texty prints. The original has no sashing between the blocks, but in this version I added a narrow 1" black sashing with colorful cornerstones. 
After it was quilted and bound, I knew exactly where it needed to be photographed. There is an old building in town that has been painted with a rainbow of colors. It was hard to get a picture showing the beautiful progression of colors--and the blue/purple side of the building was not accessible at all.

Isn't it fabulous??

Name: Jammin' Jelly 2.0
Designed and Made by: Cindy Wiens
Quilted by: Darby Myers
Size: 44"x54"

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. how fun is that?! Very nice! And I love the photos - good work!

  2. It looks great as a remake, Cindy, and the photo location is perfect for it.

  3. What a great remake and the perfect place to put "your" personal fabric to use. Fun location for the photo too.

  4. I'd have to take every photo there!! Your quilt is lovely!

  5. That's a pretty awesome building and a great backdrop for a very pretty quilt. How wonderful to have the right fabric for this pattern which seems to remain timeless.

  6. Your remake is very lively and fun.

  7. Great scrap quilt, love the bright colours.

  8. This is gorgeous, Cindy! I love how the geometric pattern really pops out in your updated version of the quilt due to your black and white text print. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  9. Wow - Yes, it is fabulous - both your updated quilt, and that building!

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