I loved the free pattern released by Fat Quarter Shop -- the Jelly ROll Jam, so when they had 20% off Jelly Rolls to celebrate this pattern, I bought a couple (some for me and some to put aside for my mum for Christmas - though I'm eyeing off the stash I am building up for her!!).
I made this with a jelly roll of Briar Rose by Heather Ross. When this fabric was announced, I wasn't too thrilled with it, and even after receiving the jelly roll, I didn't like the pieces - as separates. But after seeing some quilts, and even my quilt put together using it, the patterns and fabrics look so great together! It's only a small jelly roll - 20 strips which I thought was perfect as it was (cheaper) and I only needed to not use two pieces. I ended up taking out the frog/lake fabric because I thought cutting it up smaller would lose its charm. As there then ended up being no blue in the quilt, I settled on a solid blue binding.
The backing is a piece of Ikea fabric I found in their remnant bin a couple of years ago, that I've had sitting around. I thought the woodsy theme was the perfect use for this quilt. I had a couple of puckers on the back but this quilt wasn't planned for anything other than "I can do it because I can" so it doesn't bother me (I'm thinking of making a wall in my hallway a gallery wall and hanging this up there, so it won't be seen anyway!)
I also am very proud of myself for FMQ it -- WITH SWIRLS!! So now I can do, swirls, loops and stipples and sometimes the occasional loopy heart. I love how the swirls make the quilt look more whimsical with the fairy-taleish theme.
The quilt was really quick to put together! I received my box of fabric last Tuesday just before 3pm, and started quilting it by that evening! I finished the binding this past Saturday. Had I received my package earlier in the day, I probably would have finished this within the one day. I can't wait for more of FQS Shortcut quilts :grin: