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On A Jelly Roll...

On A Jelly Roll...

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Rollin' rollin' rollin', get them fabrics rollin'... Jelly Roll! That's what fifteen Moda designers did when asked to create a new quilt using a Jelly Roll. They went On A Roll for School On Wheels organization - that's why they're the Moda All-Stars!

Sweet Butterfly by Stacy Iest Hsu

On A Roll - 14 Quilts That Start with 2 1/2" Strips.

Invented-created by Moda Fabrics in 2006, the Jelly Roll has become an industry standard. Forty pre-cut strips measuring 2 1/2" wide by the 42" width of fabric, these strips have been immortalized with a Race, a couple of rugs and a whole lot of beautiful quilts.

Square Dance by Karla Eisenach of Sweetwater

Square Dance uses Sweetwater's Project Red collection - but this would be terrific in their new Sweet Tea.

Mountain Climbing by Betsy Chutchian

Scrappy by color is how Betsy Chutchian laid out these triangles. She used her Evelyn's Homestead collection for this quilt.


Clockwise from upper-left:

Apricot Jelly by Corey Yoder

As always, the book is filled with "fun facts" about the designers. What secrets and funny quirks does Corey Yoder have to share?

When I'm sewing with a Jelly Roll, this is how I roll... My favorite roll is... Don't roll your eyes but... Roll call for my "sewing must-haves" would include these three things...

One of the designers will not sew without That Purple Thang close at hand. (You'll have to read the book to find out which one.)

Clockwise from upper-left:

Maisy Daisies by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.

When Joanna Figueroa is on a roll in her sewing room, does she: (a) stop to make dinner, (b) call for take-out, (c) forget to feed her kids or (d) ask her husband to make dinner? (Page 77.)

Parfait by Sherri McConnell

Sherri McConnell used two Jelly Rolls and some yardage makes this cute throw quilt. A clever trick makes the corner triangles for the Shoo-Fly blocks.

I almost forgot - Sweet Butterfly at the top was made using Stacy Iest Hsu's Home Sweet Home collection. (It's still one of my favorites.)

And finally, as always, royalties from the Moda All-Stars are donated to a charitable organization, most of which benefit children. The mission of School On Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The organization works one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of School on Wheels’ programs is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal – to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.

So leave a comment by Midnight CST on Tuesday, March 14 to be entered to win a Moda All-Stars On A Roll book and a Jelly Roll!

Just tell us if you've made any Jelly Roll quilts - and how many Jelly Rolls you might have on your shelves just waiting for this book!

Happy Monday!

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