Quilt Book Review: Love Jelly Roll Quilts

This publication is from C&T Publishing.  I still have more to review from Martingale but took a break from them and decided to review this one.  The book is Love Jelly Roll Quilts.  The one comes to from the the Editors of a magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting.  The quilts from the book were previously published in the magazine.  The editors pulled their favorite Jelly Roll Quilts and put them together to make this book.  For those of you who subscribe to this publication, I’m sure it’s a let down, but I don’t so I’m happy to see the quilts.

Immediately as I was looking at the quilts (before I knew where the quilts came from) I immediately thought this has to be a publication from a different country.  The fabrics in the quilts didn’t look familiar.  The quilting was more simple and I liked it.

From the pages of Love Patchwork & Quilting and Today’s Quilter comes a delicious collection of 13 bright, bold quilts that feature the perennially popular jelly roll strips. Strip piecing, basketweave, pinwheels, appliqué, and more—use 2 1/2-inch pre-cut fabric strips in exciting and unexpected ways. Whip up quilts in a range of project sizes and complexity, including a suite of baby projects, a pillow, wall hangings, and bed quilts. Top designers like Susan Briscoe and Jo Avery are featured. Finally, get the best from the pages of the UK’s most popular quilting magazines!
I say this everytime I review a book for C&T Publishing, they provide the worst pictures.

From the pages of Love Patchwork & Quilting and Today’s Quilter comes a delicious collection of 13 bright, bold quilts that feature the perennially popular jelly roll strips. Strip piecing, basketweave, pinwheels, appliqué, and more—use 2 1/2-inch pre-cut fabric strips in exciting and unexpected ways. Whip up quilts in a range of project sizes and complexity, including a suite of baby projects, a pillow, wall hangings, and bed quilts. Top designers like Susan Briscoe and Jo Avery are featured. Finally, get the best from the pages of the UK’s most popular quilting magazines!
The above two quilts are nice but not my favorite ones in the book…and the picture below.  Most experienced quilters could make this without a pattern, so why feature this?


Check out the picture below…it is a lovely photograph but it tells me nothing about the book.


This picture is better but still, you can’t see the quilt.  What if the border is weird?  What if it’s only a baby quilt.

No one can get a real sense of the quilt if that’s all you can see…So as usual when I review a C&T Publishing book I’m depending on my trusty camera to give you a better idea of the book.

Here’s a full view of the quilt above….It is 52 1/2″ x 62 1/2″.

One thing the book does is show the quilt backing too.

I like this string quilt too….
My favorite in the book is this one…


I like the coloring of this one.  I love the design…it’s simple but very appealing to me.  I read through the directions and it’s not hard either.

There are more quilts in the book….13 in all.  You’ve only seen a few.  It was a fun book to page through as I enjoy jelly roll quilt books and I enjoy seeing a slightly different take on quilting and so many of these project were either made with fabrics I haven’t seen, or the style is slightly different, or the quilting wasn’t quite what I typically see.  That made it interesting to me.

You can find the book HERE on AMAZON or HERE at C&T Publishing.

3 thoughts on “Quilt Book Review: Love Jelly Roll Quilts

  1. Chris

    I seldom buy any books anymore, I am really disappointed in the patterns most of the time. The prices have gone up to much to buy disappointing patterns.

  2. Donna

    The quilts in the book are really nice – more like works of art.
    I’m more of a scrappy girl – I’d like to see a book made entirely of left over scraps of 2 1/2 inch strips!!

  3. Beth

    The string quilt is so interesting – it reminds me of confetti. It looks like they used a lot of large scale print fabrics. To Donna – who commented on this post – I think that is a great idea. I think there are a lot of us with bits and pieces from 2 1/2 inch strips as well as left over full strips (like when you cut too many – not that I would know :) :) )

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