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