Friday, March 16, 2018

Jelly Jive plus a space ship pillowcase

I have finally finished this "PINK" quilt. I used the pattern called Jelly Jive from Pieced Tree Patterns and put this together at a retreat in May 2012.    I do not remember the name of the fabric in the jelly roll. I did this before I started to blog about my quilting, so did not keep all that sort of information.

When I finished the top, I did not like it. From across the room, like this picture,

I kind of like it. Up close and personal, I don't like it. My friend, Kathy, says it's because it's not "me".  Not my usual pick of colors. She may be right!  I decided that I needed to "finish" it and get it out of my stack of UFOs. I ordered a wide backing online. Unable to find a pink one I liked, I chose a light green.

And I made a math error when deciding how much of the backing to order. I was short a little bit.

 So I inserted a piece of the stripe that I had decided to use as the binding.  Now that it is done, I have decided that I don't hate it and may just keep it in my "to gift" box. It was quilted by my friend Lynn using the Pretty Paisley panto.

In addition, I finished this single pillowcase to go with the Space Ship quilt for my great grandson..... you can see the quilt here. I found a piece of coordinating fabric on line and ordered 1 yard.

 It doesn't follow the pattern exactly, but I just inserted a piece of leftover red fabric, called Maze by Robert Kauffman that was included with the kit for the panel quilt. It turned out pretty cute, I think.

That's all for my Friday Finishes. I'll link up with
Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts : Finish It Up Friday
and Myra at Busy Hands Quilts: Finished Or Not Friday

Stay Happy and Stay Busy


  1. It really is a very pretty quilt. And it's funny how one can grow on you if you leave it around for a while. ;)

  2. I love the pink quilt, and also the backing - it turned out really well with that extra stripe to match it to the binding... xx

  3. What an interesting take on a Jelly Roll quilt. LOVE it!! The inserted squares within each strip really makes the quilt shine.

  4. Ohh, I love your jelly roll quilt! I guess that's because it IS my colors! And that green backing is just enough to tone it all down. Super cute pillowcase for your GGS!!!