Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jelly Roll Mail

My mailman had to get out of his warm little truck yesterday, in temps that registered 12 below F. I did feel a little sorry for him until I saw what he had for me. It was my prize from Debi's 100th (112th) post giveaway! Now for those of you who are not quilter's, a jelly roll is a cake or donut. To a quilter, a jelly roll is SO much more. I like the quilty kind better....and that is saying ALOT!! The jelly roll (2 1/2 inch strips of a coordinating fabric line, rolled into a what would appear to be a slice of jelly roll) came in this wonderful tin. I will have lots of uses for it in the future. Also, coordinating "Essentials" Egyptian Cotton Satin Thread to go with the jelly roll. Will I become a thread snob too?? We will see. Just look at the rich colors in the jelly roll....I think this would have been my first pick of jelly rolls. Debi has great taste in fabric and we are both huge lovers of Thimbleberries fabrics! This Moda line is gorgeous. It is called Fresh Air by Chez Moi.Not the best pics, but there are pumpkins, purples, browns, fuchsias, teals, and golds. Mmmmm. There was also a pattern included.

I plan to use the jelly roll with this pattern. When? When I get another jelly roll to replace this one! I am now obsessed. I HAVE to have a jelly roll at all times. I have not stopped playing with it since it arrived. A new quirk I did not have yesterday. Add it to my list...I play with jelly rolls.
Thank you Debi. What an unbelievably generous giveaway!!!! I am very grateful and look forward to another 112 posts from you!
I also ordered the background fabric for my weight loss quilt. There will be 2. Here they are. Both are Henry Glass Classic Shirtings. Thank you for the links to all the shirting fabrics. I was able to order several 1/4 yard cuts for my project with Linda.
I figured out exactly what I am going to do with my weight loss quilt. I will share it as soon as I get the first step done and can show you. I was very confused and in turn confused most of you. Thank you for all your help. Today I plan to do some housework and work on an apron. My 4 Seasons piece is close to done, but will need some attention this weekend. I have some homeschool planning to do and some stress relief to figure out. I am going through "Rachel and TJ" withdrawls. Rachel has been feeling "yuk" (morning sickness) and it has been so cold here. I have seen so much of Bud (my son) since he has been driving Kyle to and from work. I will miss seeing him everyday. Kyle's transportation starts Monday....they will be here at 7:15 AM!!!! Nuff said! Hope your weekend is peaceful and productive.


Kelley said...

Woo Hoo! I love getting packages in the's always such a treat!
{ Can ya tell that I don't get much non-commercial mail, lol?}

Those jelly rolls are gorgeous!

Have a blessed Saturday, Bren!

Hope things warm up for you all~ Ü

dot said...

What a great package in the mail. Enjoy the jelly rolls. I look forward to seeing the completed project.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your win!
Have a great time!

Lib said...

Looks like you won yoirself a Treasure:o)

Guðrún said...

I believe that these jelly rolls can become addictive.

Linda said...

Very yummy jell roll, and no side affects of gained weight. Now that's my kind of jelly roll.

Debi said...

So glad you got the package. IT is always good to share another love i.e. jelly rolls. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Donetta said...

Wow that is some package! How fun! I hope that you are having a nice day. I'm home if you want to give me a call.

Idaho Quilter said...

I know the feeling I really hated to open the jelly rolls. I want another one, Yours has some great colors, have fun with it.. Keep a lint brush handy they really shed.
Cold here too. Janet

Kim said...

What fun! Have a great time petting and playing with your no-calorie jelly roll! LOL!

Love Bears All Things said...

I enjoyed reading about your gift and can't wait to see what you decided to do with your weight loss quilt.
Mama Bear

meggie said...

Lucky girl! What a lovely Jelly roll. One of the best things about them is, -they dont have calories!
Hope you get a little downtime.

Nadine said...

Oh happy day, what a TREAT ! Enjoy it, Bren, you deserve it so much ! I'm sure you're gonna make a wonderful quilt out of this one... :>)

((HUGS)) and smiles to you,


Solstitches said...

Bren you lucky girl! What a fabulous prize you won.
I'm intrigued with the weight loss quilt and am looking forward to seeing it evolve - lovely fabrics you have there for it.

Marilyn R said...

How fun is that! The fabrics in the jelly roll look great! Have fun! 7:15 pick up time - yikes!

Ginger Patches said...

I have that jelly roll and that pattern!! Cozy quilts is about 10 miles from me and I go to their "strip club" one Monday evening every month. Hmmm I haven't been able to decide what to do with my Fresh Air, now I have another option to consider lol.

Good luck with your HS planning, I also homeschool:) I am graduating my first in June!!

I just found your blog and I'm glad I did:)

MrsRitchey said...

So many comments....wonder if you'll see mine! That jelly roll is so much better than any I've ever eaten! And love the tin it came in too! Wow! So much winning going on around here as well! You and Amy Both! And I love the background fabric you chose! Hurry up and get skinny so I can see your quilt! I can't wait!

Darlene said...

Congratulations on your win - you deserve this little treat! :-)
Gotta love those fat free and sugarfree jelly rolls. LOL

Enjoy, my dear, Bren!

Karen T. said...

HI Bren! I had never even HEARD of a jelly roll...oh what I have missed!!! I can't wait to see the squares come together! Have fun!! Karen T.

Quilting Mama said...

That jelly roll is gorgeous!! have fun, I can't wait to see the progress on that project, it will be gorgeous.

Also looking forward to seeing your weight loss project progress.

have a good one!