We have been W.A.I.T.I.N.G. for this book to arrive! It was scheduled to be published-released September 23rd but sometimes, when you’re very, very patient (not!)… good things happen.
After her first book, Charm School – 18 Quilts from 5″ Squares was so fantastic, we knew this was going to be good. Charm School has been a hugely popular, perennial best-seller since it was published in March 2017. Now, after two-and-a-half very, very long years, we finally have Jelly Filled – 18 Quilts from 2-1/2″ Strips.
Here’s a sneak peek of the Table of Contents – and some of the quilts.
(Ignore that watermark – C&T kindly send me an e-book copy and a screenshot was the best way to give you a quick preview.)
We love that Vanessa has included favorite tools, tips and ways to substitute for strips if you don’t have a Jelly Roll. Or if your favorite way to quilt is with a big pile of scraps. The quilts are also arranged according to difficulty level – Beginning quilts at the beginning, more challenging quilts as you work your way through. (Though really, don’t most of us just dive in?!?)
This is Checkerboard. It’s made with a Jelly Roll of Jen Kingwell’s Beach Road and Charmed, an aqua-ish shade of Grunge by BasicGrey. (That means that it’s mostly aqua but the grunge-part gives it texture and depth.) . Checkerboard finishes at 76″ x 76″. (It was pieced and quilted by Miriam Rawson.)
Pieced by Vanessa and quilted by Natalia Bonner, this is Heartthrob. And it’s a heart-stealer! It’s made with Vanessa’s Garden Variety collection – 1 Jelly Roll, a couple of Fat Quarters and some yardage. It measures 76″ x 76″. (You’ll need the book to see how the leftovers were used on the backing – clever!)
Potluck! It’s 72″ x 72″ and it’s made entirely with strip-piecing. Except for the star. Vanessa pieced this quilt with Feed Sacks in True Blue by Linzee Kull McCray, and it was quilted by Marion Bott.
And finally… Hey Cupcake!
A Jelly Roll of V & Co.’s Ombré Confetti Metallics, Picnic Grunge by BasicGrey – that’s what Vanessa used to make Hey Cupcake. Yes, that is a bit of curved piecing in there but not to worry, Vanessa shares her tips. This finishes at 88″ x 88″.
These are only six of the eighteen quilts but I think you get the idea – there is an amazing variety of patterns and styles included in this book.
Jelly Filled. It’s a keeper. (And a must-have.)
Thank you Vanessa!