Did you make many gifts for Christmas? I made a few. Not as many as I would have really liked to do, but a few. I really wanted to make something special for my in-laws – they’ve been so supportive in what has been quite a tricky year that has included lots of changes and some shocks along the way. I’d picked up a Jelly Roll in one of their favourite colours and thought it could be made (fairly quickly!) in to a lovely quilt for them.
The thing was, once I thought about it, I didn’t just want to do another Jelly Roll Race quilt, and fancied trying something different. After a bit of searching, I came across a Garden Trellis patchwork block where you pair light and dark strips together. I made tubes of four strips, rather than six, but the principal is the same!
The quilt top took a bit longer to put together than I expected – not helped by a few miscalculations along the way – but
Would you like to see how it all came out in the end?! I forgot to measure the finished size, but it was around 55″ x 55″
Because of all the blue, I went for a simple grey binding with a small flower print on it, which I think complemented the quilt top well.
The quilt top was wider than my backing fabric so I added in some pieced strips with the remaining jelly roll strips and off-cuts to make the quilt back the right size. I think it helps to add some interest.
Thankfully my in-laws were over the moon and loved it!
I hope you’re having a great Christmas holiday and see you soon with some of my spoils from the past few days!