Jelly Rolls & Layer Cakes
I’m doing something new. Well, that’s kind of funny since the whole quilting thing is new in general, but I’m making a quilt based on a pattern that uses Moda pre-cut fabrics. The pattern is ‘Candy Bar Road’ and I really love the simplicity of it. I first saw it at amandajean’s and she made a Christmas quilt from this pattern out of her stash. This is a great pattern for a few reasons. It works up really quick. I’ve made all the blocks while sewing on and off in two days, I’d say five hours total. I’m using the ‘Charisma’ line from Moda and the pattern uses one jelly roll and one layer cake. I’m feeling rather ‘meh’ about using these. I think a big part of the fun in quilting for me is the choosing of fabrics. It’s where being a control freak pays off. And while I think this quilt will be pretty when it’s done, and will look good in our living room on our new couch that’s due to arrive any day now, I don’t feel as invested in this quilt as I usually do. Also, it just might be too matchy-matchy for me.
So, as I approach putting the quilt top together, what I’m thinking is that I’ll definitely make this pattern again. It has a fresh feel and lets the fabrics shine. I enjoy the convenience of the pre-cut fabrics, but I think from now on, I’ll be choosing my fabrics one at a time. I like that process too much.