Wednesday, 1 February 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #139

In complete contrast to last week, we have glorious sunshine here this morning and that’s guaranteed to put a smile on my face, even though it’s bitterly cold outside.

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I bought my first ‘jelly roll’ last week. It consists of 40 strips, each 2.5” wide, cut across the width of the fabric. There are lots of different designs and colours within the roll, but they are all from the same collection. Gorgeous aren’t they?

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It’s a great way of getting a wide variety of co-ordinating fabric for a quilt top, without have to buy lots of half yard/metre pieces.

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It’s been a long time since I did any patchwork and I thought this would be a great way to dip my toe back in the water. Care to join me? I’m going to be sharing all my favourite quilting blogs, books, tutorials etc each Friday throughout February.

Now I’m off for a good look around the crafty desks of the world. I have a feeling there may be even more than usual this week, since Julia’s fame is spreading!

29 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

I'd really like to get back into patchwork and quilting....that jelly roll sounds a great idea.

Karen said...

WOW those colours and fabrics are just amazing :)

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

Sandra said...

oohhhhh I'm loving that jelly roll. You sort of don't want to unwrap it, it looks so prety LOL.

Alison said...

I WONDERED what a jelly roll was...have seen them mentioned a few places! Looking forward to seeing what you make!
Alison xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great fabrics, can imagine lots of great makes for them. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

fairyrocks said...

Interesting, I saw these for the first time in a store last week.
Happy crafting with them.
Keep smiling and creating I am #132

Sian said...

Beautiful fabrics :)

Shazsilverwolf said...

These are really nice, I haven't done any quilts for years now- looking forward to seeing yours, Shaz

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yum, yum, scrumblebum, as we used to say when I was a nipper - that jelly roll is gorgeous. Love those fabrics, mmmmmmmmm :D
I so envy anyone with the patience to quilt - I just don't have it. I shall watch your progress with interest though - do you have a quilt pattern in mind??
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Lisa-Jane said...

I really liked the look of the jelly rolls but I don't do quilting, I just like fabrics and dreaming about the things I would make if I could sew! Can't wait to see what you make.

Jo.C said...

I really want to do some quilting - love the colours on the jelly roll. Not going to commit to that at the mo though :0)

BetteK said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all those gorgeous fabrics. I have never heard of a jelly-roll before but what a great idea! Happy sewing. Debbie #84

Mary Ann said...

Fabric is one of my weaknesses and it's Moda too......:)

May said...

the colours of those fabrics are amazing, have a good week, Hugs May x x x x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

LOVE those fabrics!!! I've been eyeing jelly rolls for a while now - love the idea of the pre-cut strips! I'll look forward to reading your quilt posts on Fridays!

Twinkle Star said...

Fab jelly roll - what gorgeous colours! x

Lou said...

The colours of those fabrics are gorgeous the quilt you make out of them will be amazing, I have never done any quilting, well i'm not very good at sewing, getting the machine to go in a straight line is good for me lol Hope you have a great week Lou x

sandee said...

Can't wait to see the quilt evolve...that's the awesome part about blogging isn't it, getting to see someones project come to fruition? waving hi from the hills of NC :)

Tammy said...

Oh such pretty colors and fabrics! I'm with you - I can bear the cold as long as the sun is shining!!!! :) Thanks for sharing your desk. Tammy #118

Beverly said...

ohhh, I love the jelly roll fabrics and colors!Can't wait to see what you do with them :)

Stephanie said...

Such bright and fun fabrics! Now I know what a jelly roll is! :)

okienurse said...

the the jelly roll and look forward to seeing what you do with them! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

sandra de said...

Beautiful colours in that jelly roll. Don't forget to post some pics of the work in progress.

Anne-marie said...

oohhh thoses colours and fabrics are gorgeous thanks for sharing
Anne-marie no 136

jo said...

Ooooo that jelly roll looks fab! would love to try quilting and patchwork but am not quite brave enough lol!
Jo x
#143

Michelle said...

Love the colours! I cant wait 2 c what u do :)

scrappymo! said...

Love the colour and pattern combinations!

Annie said...

I really love your jelly rolls. Could you tell me where you get your fabric from because I am searching for a couple of particular fabrics [see my WOYWW post this week] and I'm really strugling to find what I need.
Thanks,
A x

Sheena said...

Gorgeous fabrics! the colours are just scrummy!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m over half way through now!

Sheena
xxx