Jelly Roll Slice is a new free pattern available here from Fat Quarter Shop! It uses precuts and is quick to make even for a relative beginner.

The pattern lends itself to bold graphic color choices, so for fun I decided to go against the grain on this one and use delicate fabrics for a hint of the springtime that I've been missing amidst our recent snow and sleet. I used one sushi roll of Lecien's Princess Rose along with some Essex Linen for texture, and quilted echo lines in various pastel threads.

If you'd like to make this quilt, there's also a video tutorial and quilt kit available, and Fat Quarter shop is having a 15% off sale on Jelly Rolls through February 28, no code needed.

I was thrilled to be approached about being part of this blog hop; Fat Quarter Shop writes excellent, easy to follow patterns and it's been a joy to make this quilt.

This pattern looks quite different when made with bold colors! There's some beautiful renditions of it on the blog hop.

Taunja of Carried Away Quilting
Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs
Terri Ann of Childlike Fascination
Eileen of Eileen in Stitches
Cristy of Love You Sew
Hayley of Moobird Stitches
Shelley of The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
Kathryn of Kathryn Jones Quilts

Back in the fall, my grandfather was in the hospital and I had asked for star blocks to help make a quilt for him. I've since been absent from blogging while dealing with an unrelated death in the family, so now that I'm back I wanted to show you all how beautifully this quilt came together!

Roughly half the blocks were made by me, and the others were donated by kind friends from the blogging and Instagram communities including my name-twin Eileen,  Rebecca, Lisa, Sandra, Lalaluu, Cathy, and Julie. I'm fond of how striking this quilt is, but I'm mostly just honored and humbled by the kindness of fellow quilters.

This quilt was given to my grandparents at Christmas and they were delighted with it; my grandfather is doing much better now and has made a full recovery! Thank you to everyone who has made blocks and sent well wishes.

I also finally finished the behemoth Goodnight Irene queen sized quilt for my cousin and his wife in time for Christmas. This one used mostly Denyse Schmidt fabrics and was longarmed by Shannon Parrott of River House Quilting.