It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day….a Giveaway too!


If you are new to the blog, welcome.  We typically put up new blog post twice daily so there is always something new and fresh here.  We host lots of giveaways too.  Click HERE and see what’s new today…

It’s such a fun day here…I have a quilt featured on  Moda Bake Shop and The Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring a giveaway here….two fun things in one day.

If it’s your first time here, WELCOME…I hope you enjoy your visit.  I’m Jo a true quilter at heart.  Lately blueberries, a couple days away,  my garden and my kiddos have been eating up my spare time so not lots of sewing has been going on here since I finished up this quilt…I am hoping to change that soon.

Before the giveaway,  I’ll tell you about the quilt that I am calling Jewels in the Curio.    The quilt block that is featured in the quilt is called Jewel Box and the Moda fabric line is called Curio.


The fabric is wonderful…the colors almost remind me of a soft southwest palette.  The terracotta and turquoise colors mixed with light green and yellows is a beautiful calming mix.  I think this fabric line is perfect for gift giving.  The colors aren’t bright.  They aren’t pastel and they aren’t dark.  Most anyone could find a place to put a quilt with these warm pleasing colors.

The quilt is made with one jelly roll and two charm packs along with a cream Moda Marble fabric.

The jelly roll strips that are left after piecing the blocks are then pieced together to make a fun scrappy border.


The quilt is about 79″ x 79″…not real big…not real small.  If you would like a larger quilt, another border could easily be added.

I didn’t do fancy machine quilting….


it’s just some free motion swirls.  You can see that the block is made from two larger half square triangles and two four patches…  If you are a beginning quilter, this pattern is something you can do.


The quilt is laid out in a barn raising pattern which is a favorite of mine.

If you are looking for the complete instructions on how to make the quilt head on over to Moda Bake Shop.  Leave a comment there and tell me what you think.  If you’re looking for fabric to get your project started, The Fat Quarter Shop is the place to go.

Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop

Speaking of The Fat Quarter Shop, Kimberly is offering a Curio Jelly Roll to one of my lucky readers!  Isn’t that neat?  A free Curio Jelly Roll!

We don’t want to make you jump through a bunch of hoops to be entered.  We both value your time.  You don’t have to like Jo’s Country Junction or Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook.  You don’t have to subscribe to Jo’s Country Junction or to the “Jolly Jabber” (Fat Quarter Shop’s blog)….but you sure can, we both would love to have more company.

Just leave a comment here…tell us if you have made a quilt with a jelly roll before or if this would be your first….and if you haven’t tried them yet, what’s stopping you?!?!  I’ll pick a winner on Tuesday.

A Winner has already been selected!

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386 thoughts on “It’s a Moda Bake Shop Day….a Giveaway too!”

  1. I have made exactly ONE quilt in my life… a sampler that I learned at a local class. I am HOOKED! I teach special education and this last summer was a time for me to relax and refresh. I really would love to try the jelly roll quilt method. Holy cow… consider it an ‘accommodation’ for the newly initiated!

  2. Janie La Pierre

    First – a friend of mine introduced me to jellyrolls a couple of years ago and I’ve done a couple of jellyroll quilts. Last week I purchased a “Curio” charmpack and another charmpack. I had not sewed in a looooong time but this weekend I sewed 3 items with the charmpacks!
    I found the pattern on the moda fabric blog; a pressing cloth. I LOVE that curio line and was thinking I need more of it!!!!! Very nice quilt.

  3. I am just starting my first jelly roll quilt because I just finished a beautiful Double Irish Chain Quilt and even though I loved the results, it took one and a half weeks to cut! After that a jelly roll quilt will be divine and there are so many great patterns out there for jelly rolls like the one here on your blog.Thank you for featuring a giveaway with the curio fabric; it is beautiful!

  4. This quilt is beautiful! I have never made a quilt with a jelly roll but I would love to try. I am in love with this fabric and I am going to have to jump on this band wagon and make one! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  5. I’ve never made a jelly roll quilt yet always wanted to …. Now that have seen yours, especially how Curio is used, I really would love to win and try it. Congratulations on your Moda Bake Shop project being published and am sure that more beautiful quilts will be coming from you in the future.

  6. I have used a jelly roll to make a quilt. Crazy mom quilts blog had a quilt along and the name of the quilt was “round and round” It’s a great way to use your jelly rolls. A big “Thanks” to you and Moda for the giveaway!

  7. I’ve never made a quilt with a jelly roll before, but have 2 charm packs and a jelly roll of Ruby destined to become a quilt for my SIL’s wedding present. I think I’ll use your tutorial, this quilt is so pretty!! :)

  8. I think jelly rolls and all the other pre-cuts are wonderful. They’re so much fun to use. I’ve made several jelly roll quilts as well as charm pack projects and layer cake quilts.
    Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  9. I’ve used Jellyrolls before – I love all of the Moda pre-cuts. I like that I have a little bit of the entire line without having to break the bank. I’ve been making tons of baby quilts for my friends and family and jellies, charms and layer cakes make them quick and easy! I love the new pattern and may use it in the very near future for another baby quilt. Thanks for another opportunity!

  10. Love using jelly rolls, and this is a really pretty example of a good use for one. Great job, Jo! Love the colos in Curio. I’m going to check out the fabrics. Thanks!

  11. Well, I have a jelly roll for a quilt but haven’t started it yet. I wish I had had a jelly roll fro the quilt I am making for DH, but instead had to cut all the strips myself. Once I get his done, then I can start working on the other one!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I’m a new quilter and haven’t used a jelly roll yet–so far I’ve only worked on sampler type quilts. Love what you’ve done with the jelly roll in your new bake shop quilt–I’m putting it on my list of quilts I want to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Wow, I love your new pattern! You are so creative! My first jelly roll quilt was a braid quilt…I loved it!! Sew easy with the precuts! Thanks for a chance to win!

  14. This pattern is so beautiful! I have never made a quilt with a jelly roll before. I’ve tried charm packs and layer cakes so it’s time to try one. Thanks for sharing your pattern!

  15. I’m one of those folks who prewashes her fabric. I learned the hard way NOT to prewash my jelly rolls. What a mess! Love your quilt and the tutorial.

  16. I own several jelly rolls but just broke in to the 1st one this last week for a baby quilt. I love this fabric line! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Wow! I was late reading this — can you believe 211 comments? Yes, I’ve used a jelly roll and have also “cut my own” — sometimes I like to add more contrast than you find in the fabric groups — they are usually a little “light” on the lights.

  18. I only started quilting when I took a course this past winter to keep busy during a typical Canadian winter and I am hooked! I have never used a jelly roll but would love to now that I have seen your beautiful quilt!

  19. I started to say I’ve only made a jacket with a jelly roll, but I did make a table runner from part of a jelly roll. I’ve got one, maybe two jelly rolls in my Kansas Troubles box, but haven’t gotten that far.

  20. I’ve never seen a pattern I liked for a jelly roll – but your curio quilt is wonderful! I’ll be making that if I’m so lucky as to win : )

  21. I’ve used jellyrolls before and just love them. I especially like the beagle you have for quality control of quilting!

  22. I have a batik jelly roll on hand that I bought on a whim from a LQS; but, I haven’t made a jelly roll quilt yet. It’s one of those to-do things in my future! Thank you for a chance to win. If I win, I probably make 2 jelly roll quilts out of the same pattern!

  23. I have a jelly roll and have chosen a pattern, but haven’t had time to begin. I have a couple of projects to finish first.

  24. Christine Williams

    I love your quilt..It is a jewel! Thanks for the contest. I have a jelly roll, but have used it for decoration the last few years. Ha..maybe not now.

  25. I’m a big fan of jelly rolls you get a great selection of fabrics and half the cutting is already done. I also really enjoy that you include a picture of your begal testing each of your recipes. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in having a begal who can’t stay off my quilts. :)

  26. Jelly rolls are I must have in my sewing room. Pluse they look great as decorations while I’m waiting to find that perfect pattern.

  27. Jo, I absolutely love your beautiful Jewels in the Curio quilt!! I love the color palette of Curio. I have made one quilt with a jelly roll. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful quilts!

  28. LOVE this quilt! I’ve done several quilts with jelly rolls and all the other Moda precuts. I love how you can use every fabric in a line in one project for a reasonable price. Moda precuts have reinvigorating my quilting!

  29. janet in jackson

    I did a series of jelly roll quilts that out local Jackson Hole fabric store “Stitch N Time called “Breakfast Club”! Loved it! I adore the colors in your Jewel Box!

  30. Jo, loved that quilt! I have really enjoyed using jelly rolls and charm packs for quilts. One of my daughters gave me my first jelly roll for my birthday a few years ago, and I’ve loved them ever since! They just make beautiful quilts – like yours!

  31. Your quilt is beautiful! I have never made a quilt with a jelly roll. I’ve made several with charm packs, but never any other pre-cuts. Guess I have not found a pattern that I wanted to make, yet.

  32. I’ve only made two quilts, and the first I did with regular fabric and the second with Jelly Rolls… I’m a much bigger fan of the rolls. I’ve got the rolls for my next two quilts ready to go, and I’m using a Moda naturals roll to make placemats for Christmas.

  33. Believe it or not I’ve not made a jelly roll quilt. I have used Tonga Treats and Bali Pops…do they count? My Mom has recently gifted me two jelly rolls that I’ve yet to use. Love your Moda Project. Colors like you say really work well together. Had trouble with both links so couldn’t get more information about either pattern or jelly roll. Will try other ways. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Sandi

  34. My first jelly roll quilt is currently in progress. I love your quilt! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions. I appreciate pretty patterns that this beginner quilter can do. I love, love Curio! I have the paper and can’t wait to have the fabric too!

  35. Seasoned quilter who has not used a jelly roll! I have a couple, but can’t seem to find just the perfect quilt to make. There is something about how they look all bundled together that makes it hard to take them apart. I love this quilt, and will either break into the jelly stash, or use up some of my scraps. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  36. I haven’t had the pleasure of using jelly rolls. I love how the fabrics all coordinate and I think jelly rolls are a fabulous idea but being on a tighter budget usually puts the “need before the want”.

  37. Hello Jo, yes I love Jelly Rolls and have made 2 quilts with them. The colour ranges make it easy and the quilt goes together quickly, Good result all round!

  38. I have made two jelly roll quilts. I love the colors of this grouping and the pattern showcases the fabrics perfectly! I would love to make this quilt. Being copied is suppose to be the best form of flattery. ; -)

  39. The first quilt I made was from a few jelly rolls and charm packs. I have my eye set on another line and this will be the perfect quilt to use those.

  40. I’ve made one jelly roll quilt so far … from Moda’s wildflower prints, Shades of Blue … it came out great ! It’s my Texas springtime quilt. Would love to make another with your wonderful pattern ! Thanks for sharing with us !

  41. I have never made a jelly roll quilt, but this pattern is tempting me. I came to your site from the bakeshop and am adding you to my follow list as I love your designs.

  42. I love working with jelly rolls. I have made 4 quilts using jelly rolls. Your quilt looks fun to make. Thanks for making the pattern available thru the Bakeshop.

  43. manybooks (Linda)

    I was so struck by this quilt as soon as I saw it! Lovely – and you are right – perfect for a gift. I have used jelly rolls several times, and will use many more, I’m sure :)

  44. I have made one quilt using the jelly rolls & I have to say it was the fastest quilting I have ever done! Having it already precut makes it that much more fun to sew up! I love the Curio Fabrics & this will be my next choice of fabrics to use.

  45. I LOVE making quilts with jelly rolls but have only made 2!! One using Flutterby and one with MAke Life. Both turned out great and made fun (and co-ordinated) quick gifts…

  46. I didn’tt even know what a jelly roll was until yesterday when I stumbled across Moda Bake Shop while looking for a fun pattern for a quilt for my daughter’s bed. (I have lived in Asia for 7 years). But now I am aching to give it a shot. Thanks for the idea!

  47. I have made quite a few Jelly Roll quilts. They are a great way for a scrap-challenged person like myself to use lots of fabrics in one quilt and be sure they’re going to look good together.

  48. I love sewing with jelly rolls and have made several charity quilts using different lines. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win. And thanks for another quilt on my “to do” list.

  49. I haven’t made a jelly roll quilt yet and this looks like the perfect one to try. Thanks to you and Fat Quarter Shop for this giveaway.

  50. I have yet to use a jelly roll for quilting. I do think winning this giveaway might just help me get started. Thanks for the quilt and the giveaway.

  51. Never made a quilt with a jelly roll – I am a novice quilter, and will be spending my first winter in the Mid-West having moved in July from California – so I am stocking up :) I have an insane attraction to Moda fabrics – LOVE them all!!!!

  52. I have made a quilt top with a jelly roll, but haven’t gotten to quilt it yet. I haven’t done any quilting since my third child was born two months ago. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things soon!
    eagarner78 at gmail dot com

  53. Yes, I DO like your Jewels “recipe” VERY MUCH! Like you said, it looks very do-able, which is what I like. I have only used one … scratch that…two jelly rolls for a quilt and they are so much fun… love the variety without buying excess yardage. Guess I’ll be picking up another roll to try out your recipe…cute, cute doggie helper you have!

  54. I’ve been looking for a jelly roll / charm pack pattern for the William Morris Tapestry collection that I have, I’ll be buying the background fabric this weekend and plan to sew as long as the power doesn’t go out from the hurricane!!!!

  55. What a great quilt. Love the fabrics you used, but I see it as very versatile. I have used a jelly roll for a paper pieced project, the size strips was perfect, but this quilt is really calling to me. It’s going to the top of my list. Thanks for a chance to win.

  56. I didn’t use a jelly roll before! I hope this will be the first time!! Your quilt is beautiful and I like colors of curio very very much. Ciao!

  57. I LOVE the Curio line!! I have never used a jelly roll before but this would be a great first time jelly roll quilt for me!! Fingers crossed!

  58. I have jelly rolls in my stash just waiting to be made into something as lovely as your quilt. What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  59. I have made a quilt with a Jelly Roll. I have made more than one, my most recent using Lil’ Rascals. I have some Curio layer cakes that an additional jelly roll would be pefect for and I could do this quilt! Love it! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE Curio!

  60. Beautiful Quilt. Will give it a try. Never used jelly rolls before. Would love to win. I saw your salsa post and my mouth is watering now. :)

  61. First off, we are jealous of your blemish free tomatoes and the jars of salsa. We are in a drought this year.

    Love jelly rolls. Am new to quilting, etc. , but your quilt pattern appears manageable and fun. Love the design!

  62. I love this quilt! Thank you so much for the tutorial and the chance to win some great material to make one. I have used fat quarter bundles, charm packs and layer cakes to make quilts, but not a jelly roll. It is time I ventured into jelly roll territory.

  63. I love this quilt — so cute I will have to try it. I haved made a couple of quilts with jelly rolls and with charm packs — and I just finished up one made with cake! My first. It is my first time on your blog — but I do love the fat quarter quilt shop — they are so nice and everything is shipped out so fast.
    I also jealous of all of your tomatoes — they look wonderful!

  64. haven’t made one using a store bought jelly roll, but have used plenty of my own stash in the form of strips to make quilts! the ‘maters are looking good! not a good year for them around here.

  65. I made 2 quilts that used jelly rolls and matching charm packs. They were a lot of fun! Love your quilt and the layout! Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. never made a jelly roll quilt before, but this quilt looks wonderful

    very tempted by the colors of this quilt..

  67. I have not made a quilt from the jelly roll. Mostly that is because when I find fabric I fall in love with I want more. I usually get a half yard of each print, well most prints. The intention is to cut the 2.5 inch strips if the pattern calls for jelly rolls. With the cost of fabric I had thought that was the best use of the dollar. OK that’s a excuse. I have to admit I love the way Moda is packaging and marketing these days. Who ever their marketing person is she (it’s gotta be a ‘she’) is brilliant.

    I absolutely love the quilt; it sparkles! I have to tell you that little Gracie can steal a heart in a second flat. She is adorable. She looks so happy and healthy. Pets and smooches for Gracie! I have three Beagles so I’m very vunerable to falling in smack dapple love with them.

  68. I haven’t made a quilt with a jelly roll yet. WIth all those different fabrics, it looks like it would be so hard to decide what to put where. I love the pattern here, it looks so pretty.

  69. Yes, I’ve made a jelly roll quilt before. I LOVE using jelly rolls and think this particular fabric would be great for a neighbor who has a southwestern theme in her home. I loved your description of the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. Your quilt is gorgeous. I’m adding that pattern to my list of projects I want to make. I made a jelly roll race quilt once, but I cut my own strips for it. I have one jelly roll in my stash. I am waiting to find just the perfect pattern to use it. Maybe your pattern is the one! Thanks for the chance to win.

  71. I’ve never made anything with a jelly roll before – everything I’ve done has been from a specific pattern that you can’t really use them for.

  72. I have actually been a Jolly Jabber follower for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway. I have used a jelly roll before and it is lots of fun.

  73. Hi Jo,
    I haven’t used a jelly roll for a quilt yet. I have lots of jelly roll friendly patterns and 2 jelly rolls sitting in my quilting cubbard but as yet haven’t been brave enough to cut in to them.

  74. I would love to win your jelly roll giveaway since I have never used one in quilting and would love to have the opportunity to do so by winning one. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  75. No….I have not would love to just need to get the start!
    Thanks for a wonderful give away!
    P.S. My sis & I love the blog & have been over before as our sweet niece’s name is ….yes, Jo! :)

  76. I’ve used a jelly roll only once, but I’d love to do it again. I liked the coordinated colors in the jelly roll adn of course having the strips all cut made my work go quickly.
    The colors in the giveaway roll are lovely; your quilt is even lovelier. I like that it is neither too pastel or too dark, as you mentioned. Great workmanship! Thanks.

  77. I have a quilt for myself in progress using a jelly roll, and have done a few Jelly Roll Race quilts (well, tops anyway)! :D

    Thanks for the chance to win. And congrats on your ‘recipe’ in the Bake Shop! It’s so cool how you get the idea of curves…without having to sew any!

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