January 6, 2020

Jelly Roll Twist Progress

Happy New Years everyone!  I hope your 2020 is off to a great start!

I wanted to show you my progress on the Jelly Roll Twist quilt.  I decided to leave the Kona Splash in as I discussed here in this post.  The blocks are now all sewn together and the top is complete. 

I actually made a couple of minor changes  I thought there was too much of the lightest pink and added in the a little more of the darker salmony pink. 

And I realized there was too much of the brightest green in the lower left hand corner and I replaced one with another strip set.  I've circled the changes here.  It probably didn't make that much difference, but I happy with the little changes. 

This was the original layout.

The quilt finished 43" wide so you you know what that means...one width of fabric isn't wide enough for the backing.  I ended up buying a little more of the salmony pink and inserted a couple of pieced strips into the backing. 

I had the hardest time editing these photos.  This looks more peach than the true colors. 

The binding is also pieced and pressed.  I plan to sew it all on by machine. 

Since I didn't get this finished by the end of 2019, I'm making this Jelly Roll Twist quilt my One Monthly Goal for January  

If you need a little motivation to finish a project, check out the One Monthly Goal linkups with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.  There's some fantastic prizes involved. 


  1. Looks very pretty! The pieced backing adds a little bit of color, too.

    1. Thank you! The salmony pink was one of my favorite prints in the fabric line so I was glad to add more of it.

  2. I look forward to seeing how you choose to quilt it!

  3. Those colors are perfect to work with in these chilly winter months, at least here in the midwest, where sunny days are a premium. Will be fun to see how you quilt this, Paige!

  4. Love the mix of colors and prints. Tweaking those little things can be tedious but are so often worth the extra effort. Have a wonderful 2020.

  5. Nice. It feels so good to finish a project. I admire the way you just kept going even though your goal deadline had passed. Your photos are lovely.

  6. It’s so cute! Given the measurement you mentioned, I’m guessing this will be a gift for a baby. If so, I sure wouldn’t have stressed over two prints being “wrong.” Life’s too short to bother with that. Hope you will cut yourself some slack in 2020, and just enjoy! (I’m “grrring” about this comment because I cannot get my comments to appear On blogs while on my MacBook. I have to tip-tap comments on my phone, because I don’t own a tablet. It’s getting harder and harder to follow and comment on blogs. SO aggravating!)

  7. It looks great. The prints and colours are wonderful.

  8. It’s perfect! Good luck accomplishing your OMG! I’ve been working in mine a little every day, but it’s not growing as quickly as I’d like.

  9. Love that binding fabric! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.