I am currently making a Jelly Roll Quilt and need your help! I can’t decide if I should leave my friendship braids in their lengths or chop them up into squares.
The quilt is based on The Friendship Braid from Pam and Nicky Lintott’s “Jelly Roll Quilt” book. The Jelly Roll is called “Mod Century” and consists of these fabulous 50s and 60s style fabrics which have been designed by Jenn Ski.
So far, I’ve cut the strips into trapezoids….
….joined the trapezoids to make the braids.
A quarter inch seam foot really helped with the seam allowance.
Each piece was pressed into place (totally loving the pattern on the back!).
To make these beautiful braids.
I’ve decided to separate each braids with a white border to make the quilt a little bigger and less busy so I can appreciate each fabric. So rather than look a little bit like this:
The friendship braid quilt would look more like this:
However, I’m not sure if I should go a step further and cut each braid into squares – a little like this “Pick and Mix” quilt from Pam and Nicky’s Jelly Roll Inspiration book.
So what would you do?
Stick with the braids? or
Cut into squares?
I would love to know what you think – please send me your comments!