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Book Review: Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts

This book is a bit different to the usual Pam and Nicky Lintott brilliance that you already know I love. This book was only released a week ago so you may not have seen it yet, it’s shiny new! The theme of the book is Pam’s antique quilt collection, showing these off and then making their own variations of these quilts from jelly rolls- the most useful of all precuts.

Each project has a spread about an antique quilt like this…

And then shows a modern adaptation you can make with the following project, like this…

If you prefer more complex projects, you are likely to prefer Jelly Roll Dreams that I reviewed several weeks ago, this book has more simple designs for quilts as the antique ones used for inspiration tend to be one or two block style throughout. There are the usual half square triangles and log cabin layouts that appeal to those who like traditional designs. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer traditional designs (but with modern fabrics) but the half square triangle and I have our fall outs from time to time!

Here’s some examples of the most interesting projects (to me anyway)…

This one looks useful for inspiration for the UK Border’s Agency Bee!

I like the look of the tumbling block quilt best and think I will eventually make this one- I thought this would be quite a hard thing to make from a jelly roll and I thought there might be Y seams to sew but apparently not! Yey!

Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott is available from RUCraft for £11.99.

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Good Fortune Snapdragon

My sister’s quilt is officially finished! I spent a couple of hours last night making and sewing on the binding and finally finished it before work this morning. It’s in the washing machine right now, but I did get chance to photograph it before I threw it in with the colour catchers (look! It’s not raining!)…

The back is just a solid light apple green I picked up on my last visit to the Fabric Guild– it might be a Klona of some kind. The binding is cut from Bitty Dot in Heron from Annie’s Farm Stand by Lakehouse. The top fabrics are a solid off-white also from the Fabric Guild and of course the Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll. The quilting is simple in the ditch around the squares as I didn’t have time for anything fancy. I think it works nicely though.

The pattern was doubled from the Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts book by Pam and Nicky Lintott. See my post from yesterday for my review of one of their most recent books.

That’s one of my finish-a-long targets done already! Lets see now if I can finish the dogs this weekend… Stop by tomorrow for a free paper piecing pattern.

Book Review – Jelly Roll Dreams compiled by Pam and Nicky Lintott

I don’t think I’ve said this before, but I love everything that Pam and Nicky Lintott of The Quilt Room do. They are the precut queens and I bow down to them for that as I’m always a bit flummoxed by them without their books to guide me. Quilts I have made from their books so far? The Snapdragon one I’m finishing tonight(!), the Goldfinch quilt (sans applique) and the sample quilt I made for my grandparents last year.

Anyway, this week I was generously given a copy of Jelly Roll Dreams by the publishers to get my teeth into and I was surprised- here was a Pam and Nicky book I didn’t actually own! I was amazed at my laxness as this book came out three months ago! Jelly Roll Dreams offers 12 patterns for beautiful quilts not by the Lintotts, but chosen by them in a Moda sponsored competition they held where patchworkers had to come up with a quilt design that gets the most out of a jelly roll. And these are the top entries, and very worthy they are too. Look at some of these- it is tempting to make any of these right now and stuff the WIPs!

Something for fans of squares and HSTs…

Something for those crazy people that enjoy curved piecing…

And even some foundation piecing…

Each quilt is made from just one jelly roll and can be made with traditional or contemporary fabrics depending on personal preferences and there’s a good mixture of examples of both throughout the book to inspire you. I hate to use this phrase, but there really is something for everyone in this book, unless you hate precuts of course (but honestly, WHO hates precuts?!). The instructions are clear, the photos are just lovely- both of the original entrants quilts and Pam and Nicky’s fabric interpretations. I don’t think I can honestly find a fault with the book- except maybe the title is a little naff and the greedy side of me wants more than 12 patterns! I will definitely be making a quilt or two from this book once an opportunity arises and my WIP list is reduced a little more.

I think I am going to make this one- I have my special triangle ruler (also from the Quilt Room) at the ready!

The book is currently £10.35 at RUCraft along with other great titles. It’s cheaper than Amazon and they take Paypal on the site too.

Do you own this book? I’d love to know what you think of it too!

A Block a Day: Day 1

I am making a quilt for my grandparents based on the scary William Morris jelly roll a few posts ago. I say “scary” but it really isn’t anymore as it’s all cut up into the correct pieces and ready to piece together. However I have under 3 weeks to finish the top so I can get it quilted professionally in time so I’m going to have to piece like a demon as there are 12 different blocks, plus sashing plus borders to do. So my aim is to do a block a day, and maybe two extra ones over the weekend.

Here’s the “Tulip” block I did last night before bed. I pressed it this morning whilst grumpy dog looked on wanting to go for his walk…