So I dug out my jelly roll and selected the lightest colours saving the darkest for the binding.
I sewed them together.......and then it hit me. This was not going to work out.
Then, I read the instructions. Shoot! It wasn't a jelly roll quilt.
My jelly roll was one from Moda called Basic Grey, Black Tie Affair. I bought it because I liked the way it looked all rolled up! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!
I used 30 jelly roll strips, cut the selvedge off, and cut them in half. All of them the same length.
I sewed 10 to a block and then trimmed the block to 20 1/2". They are large blocks! 20 1/2" x 20 1/2" and the best part is you can strip piece them. No rhyme, no reason for putting them together. Just do it!
I had the black fabric in my stash and with what was left I figured out the width of the border. I sewed the top and bottom on first so I didn't have to use more than one strip. I cut them each 3 1/4". I probably could have gone a bit wider, but didn't want to chance it.
Tomorrow, the finish and the name of this little gem.