Try it on Tuesday–“Antique to Heirloom: Jelly Roll Quilts”

A guest post from Kelli:
When I was little, books were very important.  If we ever wanted a book read, all we had to do was ask.  Some of the best days were book order days when mom was doing daycare.  Even as a high school senior (and college student and beyond…shhhh don’t tell anyone) I loved these days.  Mom would read us books upon books until the whole box was empty.

Now as an adult, book order days are still incredibly fun, however now, they involve quilt books!  When mom recently got a box of books from D&C Publishing, I was super excited.  When looking through the goodies, I stumbled upon Antique To Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts: 12 Modern Quilt Patterns from Vintage Patchwork Quilt Designs

When I first started quilting, I only used pre-cuts because cutting out quilts was not something that I enjoyed at all.  As I have made more quilts, cutting has actually became one of my favorite parts of quilting.  I also didn’t like that all of the quilts looked so simple and seemed to look the same.  This book throws all of the preconceived notions about jelly roll quilts out the window!  The book shows an antique quilt and then gives an updated version that can be easily made using Jelly Rolls.

This quilt features a dark background definitely giving the quilt an updated modern feeling.

This North by Northwest Quilt would surely be a skill builder if you are looking to practice making half square triangles.

The original In the Log House quilt features a log cabin quilt that was made with various types of fabric–silk, satin, velvet, and taffeta.  It reminds me of a family heirloom quilt that my mom has that was made of silk remnants.  The today version is made of all cotton, but definitely has the feel of the heirloom quilt.

One of my favorite quilts in the book was this ocean waves quilt.  This would also be a great way to practice half square triangles.

Unfortunately, I am going to be keeping this book, but stay tuned…I have a feeling that you’ll be seeing my interpretation of a few of these quilts soon!  If you’re looking for the book Antique To Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts: 12 Modern Quilt Patterns from Vintage Patchwork Quilt Designs follow the Amazon link.

7 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday–“Antique to Heirloom: Jelly Roll Quilts””

  1. Could you please tell me how you get all of the books that you do from the publishers? Do you have some kind of arrangements with them to be able to receive copies to keep and give away? I would be interested to find out about this.

  2. Looks like a great book. I have 1 or 2 or 30 jelly rolls I need to use. Are the instructions for multiple sizes of the quilts?

  3. I’m tempted to just order that book right now, but will wait until after the holidays. Thanks for sharing and showing this new book.

  4. I have seen all the quilts in that book in real life on the authours stand at the UK Festival of quilts – they were lovely. Useful book if you are a fan of jelly rolls.

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