Monday, April 24, 2017

Jelly Roll Check Pillow Case

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I LOVE projects that utilize precut fabric. Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes are my two favorite precut sized fabrics and this quilting pattern uses jelly rolls! The pattern is from Fat Quarter Shop and its called, "Jelly Roll Check". I used it to make a few throw pillow covers to freshen up my living room but I am planning on making a full sized quilt soon. It is really easy and comes together super quickly...in fact, I made this pillow cover in about 45 minutes!
The fabric is called Ava Rose by Riley Blake and I LOVE IT! The geometric design and the floral are my favorites. The aqua and peach colors are perfect for my living room. I wouldn't min getting some yardage of this line... photo 2844966A-4C54-43A1-9029-838771EA930B.jpgI also used a new tool in this project, which I also ordered from FQS. It is a ruler from Creative Grids. WOW! There are these cute polka dots on the ruler and they are a little rough (like a fine sand paper) and those hold the ruler to the fabric so that it doesn't slide as you trim with your rotary cutter. I am already obsessing over which ruler I will get next and just how many are too many...  photo 1e2775cc-c702-43c1-a431-d2a964a4e316.jpg 

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These squares can be used in so many fun projects! In the future, I think it would be cute to use two fabrics that are tones of each other (light blue and white, etc) which will give this quilt an almost gingham feel to the check pattern.
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 I sewed a little ric~rac in between the pillow front and back for a fun edge. Cording would also be cute. The back of the pillow was a simple solid with an envelope opening (no zipper, easy to change out). 
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