September 14, 2018

Jelly Roll Railway Twin Quilt | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is a twin size Jelly Roll Railway quilt, begun exactly one year ago this week as part of last year's National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!  Nothing like another NSAJRD {ha ha!} coming around to motivate one to finish the project from the year before!!

The Jelly Roll Railway pattern includes instructions for Crib, Lap, Twin, and Queen sizes.  I made the Lap size but increased the border by 3" to make it a twin size with the number of blocks I had already made.

I considered adding gray triangles to an inner border to complete the gray squares on the edges but decided it would take too much mathy math and time.  And I'm glad I didn't; I rather like the triangles; they look like ribbons folded over!

I was tickled to find the perfect Widescreen backing in blue by Carolyn Friedlander in my stash.  I'd been hoarding it, so it was at the bottom of the extra-wide backing pile and not visible until I thumbed through the fabrics for a closer look.  It's my all . time . favorite backing ever, and it also comes in the perfect gray that matches so many quilts I make.  You'll find it in 15 colors over here.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Jelly Roll Railway, a FREE pattern over here.
Size:  67" x 84", twin size
Fabric:  Boundless Ombre and Kona White
Batting:  Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Backing:  Widescreen in blue by Carolyn Friedlander
Quilting:  Hexies on Gratitude in white thread

This quilt is for sale in my Quilt Shop!

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day is Saturday, September 15th.  

What are you planning on sewing on NSAJRD?  I am planning on cutting into a very long hoarded {5 Years!!} California Girl jelly roll to make a Scrappy Patches quilt - if I can bear it!  If I can't, I'll use an Island Batik 2.5" strip pack that I received as an Island Batik Ambassador.

You'll save up to 40% off Jelly Rolls at Fat Quarter Shop through Sunday!  It's a great time to stock up!

Last Week's Finished {or Not} Friday Feature!

There were so many fantastic links last week!  Here are a few more!  

Pumpkin and Snowman table runners over at Vicki's Crafts!  You should check out her Etsy shop here - she sells darling table runners!

And because I just couldn't stop ...

It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  
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  • Projects from this week only.
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Vicki in MN said...

Awww thanks for the feature and plug to my Etsy, it put a smile on my face this morning:)

Sandra Walker said...

I've been thinking about that day tomorrow, didn't even finish the top I started last year! Love your quilt, and I agree, I like the triangles as they are to create that ribbon effect!

Shannon said...

Very pretty! I love how those fabrics look in this pattern.

For the love of geese said...

Thank you for the linky party. I've been trying to use up scraps before purchasing more fabric. I may have to consider your quilt if I ever reach my strips. Denise@fortheloveofgeese

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love these fabrics! And your triangles are just the perfect shape for it. Beautiful gallery of featured quilts too!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Myra! What a great finish for today. I just love the ombre fabrics - if this was a kit, I would snap one up in a minute. I suppose I could put my own kit together. I have to look at the pattern and see how much each fabric requires. I really LOVE this, and the QUILTING!! It looks like a ribbon too - just a perfect choice. I'm sure someone will snap this up quickly. ~smile~ Roseanne

Sylvia said...

Love your rainbow quilt! Fun use of a jelly roll. I probably will not be able to participate in the jelly roll a thon. I need to pack for a quilting retreat.

Susan said...

Happy National Jelly Roll Day! And I thought I was the only celebrating funky holidays. You're quilt looks awesome, and perfect for celebrating!

Jocelyn said...

I love your Jelly Roll Railway quilt, but I looked for the pattern and there is nothing by that name. Could it be a different name. Or under one of the manufacturers?

Kim said...

Oh my, your Jelly Roll Railway quilt is a vision splendid. All those glorious hues blend seamlessly into each other. A most beautiful finish. Thank you so much for the opportunity to link up to your fun party.

maggie fellow said...

I couldn't find the jelly roll pattern - it sure is wonderful

dq said...

Your jelly roll quilt is so beautiful and inspiring. I don't usually purchase jelly rolls because I feel so limited, but this is amazing!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Gladyou finished it!! what a great quilt!

Snowcatcher said...

That is really an awesome-looking design, and I love the quilting! I always love to see your rainbow creations.