Introduction #7

Back to Introductions today… are you tired of these yet? Sometime I wish you could talk right back to me so i knew what you were thinking… but I guess that's what twitter is for. By the way, are you on twitter? Its kinda fun, on the days when you have time to play with it. Just saying.

Anyway,  this is my favorite jelly roll pattern in a long time. Something about it. Its simple. Its classic and so far, I love it in any color combination I have seen it in. 

Actually it doesn't even use the whole jelly roll, can you believe that? Just 30 strips if I am remembering my math correctly….


… this is the cover shot of Jelly Parfait. Made from Fresh Cottons with a cream background and a very light sashing strip. Almost completely blends with the background but just adds a tiny bit of sparkle or something.


… a flat shot of the Fresh Cottons version showing the whole layout. We chose green as the bottom triangles but you could completely change the look of the quilt by going lighter or darker here.


… the same Fresh Cottons quilt, closer up. Love those little diamonds.


… a closeup showing a good shot of the quilting.


… same quilt made with Breakfast at Tiffany's. Might look a bit different since we changed it up a bit and alternated cream and green background strips. Same quilt. Totally different look.


… in this Breakfast at Tiffany's version we chose one of the dark chocolate florals for the bottom triangles. Between that and the alternating green backgrounds, the quilt has a much more solid, and strong graphic feel.


… here's what it looks like flat. Love the green tone on tone and the green dot together.


… Last close-up shot of the Breakfast at Tiffany's version.


Name: Jelly Parfait

Pieced By: Sherri McConnell

In this link she actually talks about her love of this pattern and  how she is working on it for the THIRD TIME. Can you believe it?

Size: 63 1/2" X 86" [if you added a wider border this would make a perfectly sized twin bed quilt]

Fabric Collection: Fresh Cottons and Breakfast at Tiffany's respectively. 

Fabric Used: This quilt uses less than one jelly roll for all of the diamonds except the bottom ones which need another 5/8 yd.

To look at precise yardage requirements look here under VIEW LARGER IMAGE.

Talk to you soon.

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  1. Brooke | 16th Jun 10

    Some days I think it would be marvelous to have some one piece the creations I think up in my brain. Thanks for sharing another great idea!

  2. tina | 16th Jun 10

    Delish! I think I’ll have to make one and(this bears repeating Joanna!) I do SO want Breakfast! Now. I wantit now!!! 🙂

  3. Dianne Hadaway | 16th Jun 10

    Even though I sew a lot, I have never made a quilt. But this is a design that really grabs my attention! I may have to jump into the quilting thing!

  4. Barbara in Mississippi | 16th Jun 10

    Not at all tired of the introductions. I look every day for inspiration. Fig Tree has some most exciting inspiration. LOVE the fabric and PATTERNS. Keep the introductions flowing.

  5. Siobhan | 17th Jun 10

    I can’t WAIT to make this quilt, and I can’t WAIT for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I think this is my favorite quilt from Market. Keep the introductions coming… it’s like opening a present every time you post one.

  6. Teresa | 17th Jun 10

    So pretty!

  7. Frankie | 17th Jun 10

    I LOVE the introductions — not at all tired of them! This quilt makes me think of those fun banners that are so hot right now and I love it! I’m actually heading out on our Quilt Shop Hop today looking for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and some of your patterns. 🙂

  8. sherri | 17th Jun 10

    Love this pattern…had a hard time deciding whether to make it when I did…or wait for Breakfast at Tiffany’s…but it’s gorgeous in every fabric…so glad I didn’t wait!

  9. Jean | 17th Jun 10

    I love the one made with Breakfast At Tiffanys. You must have a quilt storage problem at your house. I’d be glad to help you out in that area. Just saying…..

  10. Jillayne | 17th Jun 10

    This is a beautiful pattern – I am always drawn to repeating quilt block quilts. I’m thinking this would make a great Christmas quilt – I keep seeing the triangle shapes as trees!

  11. Patty | 17th Jun 10

    The quilt is beautiful. I absolutely love your fabrics. But when looking at the picture, I saw trees, Christmas trees. I think the pattern would look wonderful in Christmas colors also.

  12. Stephanie | 17th Jun 10

    Pretty, pretty, pretty. Sherri rocks!

  13. Miriam | 17th Jun 10

    This quilt is my favourite so far! I love the first version; so many soft colours.
    Magnificent quilting too!

  14. Janan | 17th Jun 10

    “Fresh Cottons” fabrics are so VINTAGE. Each quilt you have shown daily in the Introductions looks so vintage. “Fresh Cottons” will simply become the heirloom fabric in my collection.
    Love it – Janan, from South Alabama

  15. Sheri F | 17th Jun 10

    The Fresh Cottons yardage is finally showing up in our fabric stores…and in my sewing room!! And I just love it! It’s one of my very favorites! I agree, It’s the most vintage and I will be adding lots to all my quilts and other goodies! Thanks Joanna for another wonderful collection! I also love the introductions!

  16. Vanessa K. | 18th Jun 10

    Where can I get this pattern? It’s great!

  17. Cathy Burk | 18th Jun 10

    Nope, I (for one) am not a bit tired yet!!! I love hearing you “talk” about your patterns. I just got my “fix” of Fresh Cottons…yeah, I’d better get back to petting it now!

  18. Joanna | 19th Jun 10

    Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Vanessa K. submitted a comment on Introduction #7

    You can get any of our patterns on our website Look under NEW DESIGNS for the Jelly Parfait.

    Let us know if for some reason you cant find what you are looking for.



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