Grandma’s Spring Quilt

This was actually a Christmas gift for my Grandma, but since it was a spring print, I waited to share until now 🙂

I used a really great Jelly Roll quilt pattern from the book Jelly Roll Quilts called Garden Trellis. This is a new favorite pattern, because it came together really quickly and looks more complicated than it actually is! Because I really wanted the corners to actually be perfect this time, I did all the trimming on each block 😛

trimmings from the garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by

By the way – this was a Jelly Roll from the collection Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille. Honestly, not my favorite collection; not sure why. Originally, I was going to make this quilt to sell on Etsy, but that shop isn’t doing so well. I would rather give it to some one who will love it!

I did LOVE the mint/ red combos, and I would definitely use them for a Christmas quilt as well. Sort of a peppermint look.

I was interested in seeing how the quilt would look different if I actually did all the precise things I’m supposed to do (you know, trimming, ironing, etc…) Surprise! It looked better! haha

ironing perfect corners from the garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by

Unfortunately, all this precision takes wayyy longer than I like… but it’s good to be precise. What’s the point of making something if you don’t do your best?? (the point is that something is finished. anywayyyy)

I love the layout process of quilting. The quilt starts looking like an actual quilt! And these perfect squares make the process way more fun!

layout time for the garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by

As usual, I put a minky on the background because it was for my grandma! Wanted it to be soft! and then the quilting was just stitch in the ditch along the squares.

I added used a peppermint red/white striped binding on this one, and somehow the quilt ended up with PERFECTLY MITERED CORNERS…. it’s a miracle!!

perfect corners onthe garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by

I cheat with binding, because I HATE BINDING. So this is how I cheat: First, I make the bias tape (well, I cheat on the bias part, too), fold around the edges, and just stitch through everything. That means I’m only going around the quilt once, and I’m done! Maybe I’ll make a video sometime (writing that idea down in my planner now!).

block in the garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by

close up of maybe my favorite block… love the mint and stripes, and the light green color

washed wrinkly the garden trellis lap quilt jelly roll quilts by

Washed and wrinkly finished quilt!

So that’s it! Here’s a photo of my grandma wrapped up in the quilt 🙂 And I’m wearing the Christmas dress I made!

I made a quilt for my grandma for Christmas, and she loved it!