Regatta QAL Top

Late last year I ran across Home Sewn By Us – Regatta Quilt Along 

I decided to join in and use a stash jelly roll, don’t want to call it old, so will call it “cherished”.  No really it is a simple solid jelly roll.

I posted when I got started on this quilt that the roll had two strips of some colors and three of others.  Decided to just go off the roll.  When there were three, two would be on one row and the third on the next row.  It looks pretty good.

There was a strange site to see.  As I was sewing in the afternoon, it was the sun.  Bright and strong.  Made me think spring is on the way.  Not really, but our weird weather is suppose to give us high 50’s tomorrow.  That will make for a mess when the snow melts and has nowhere to go.  It will melt and then freeze when it gets cold again on Friday.  Oh well, it was great to see that sun.

Still needs a good pressing and I need to decide on backing.

Yesterday I also broke a few of my rules.  I started working on this quilt top before I finished my 10,000 steps for the day.  I got them finished before lunch though so that is ok.  You all know that I don’t have any work in progress, I’m a one project girl.  Another rule breaker, I cut up more fabric getting ready for Christa Quilts – Squiggles QAL.

The good news is when I couldn’t sew for several weeks last year, I planned ahead and took the machine in for servicing.  2018 started with a fresh cleaned machine, new needle and new cutting blades.

Bring on more project, wait a minute, I need to go get my 10,000 done first.

Linking up with:

Inquiring Quilter – Wednesday Wait Loss

Quilt Fabrication – Mid Week Makers

Sew Fresh Quilt – Let’s Bee Social



  1. January 10, 2018 / 9:42 am

    This turned out beautifully! I do love how you staggered the strips using different colors! I finished my top and pieced a back. Hopefully I can pin it today and get it quilted! Your colors are wonderful!

  2. January 10, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Using the colors off the roll created a beautiful quilt and color progression. I have to look close to notice that some colors are one row and some go a row and a half.

  3. Sandra
    January 10, 2018 / 10:19 am

    What a wonderful idea, to get your steps in before quilting! I’m impressed!

  4. January 10, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    Looking fabulous! This is the perfect project for a ‘cherished’ jelly roll – thank you for sharing on Midweek Makers today!

  5. January 10, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    That is really pretty! Love the colors and layout!

  6. January 10, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    I like your Regata. It’s very pretty! I have my Squiggles fabric cut. I’m still waiting for my Regatta fabric to come. Good for you getting your 10,000 steps in!

  7. January 10, 2018 / 6:11 pm

    Love this! What a great idea to use all the strips, in the order they came off the roll. The progression is very nice and really makes this quilt special. You’re off to a good start in 2018! Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  8. January 10, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    It looks great! My white jelly roll just arrived today, so I’ll be working on this next week. What fun to see yours already!

  9. Kathleen McCormick
    January 10, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    This is a great use of that jelly roll. I love the way you rolled with it and made it something new. It really is terrific.

  10. January 10, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    An easy quick use of that jelly roll and it turned out so beautifully!

  11. January 11, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Hi Jan,
    WOW – this looks really great. Aren’t you thrilled with it? AND THAT SUNSHINE. Holy moly. I’m not sure where you live but it must be nearby Wisconsin because we have similar weather. We’re supposed to be 57 today IN JANUARY and then snow/freezing rain tonight and cold tomorrow. Yikes. That will be fun to drive in tomorrow. Anyway – back to quilting – have you decided how you’re going to quilt it? I can see why this was a cherished jelly roll . . . beautiful colors. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. January 11, 2018 / 9:13 am

    I really like how it looks, gives it a bit more character. Do you have a quilting plan in mind? We had a little warmer temps earlier this week 30-40’s. Last night the rain/g=freezing rain came in, now we are supposed to have some snow on top of it. Not unusual for us.

  13. January 11, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Your quilt top looks great – that was a nice jelly roll. We’re having a weird winter here, too. Soooo very warm! And no snow! We live high up in Colorado, and the rest of the U.S. is freaking out at insanely cold winter for them. It’s flip-flopped. Hopefully our spring will bring lots of snow so we won’t be too dry through the summer.

  14. January 11, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I love it! The colors are fabulous.

  15. January 18, 2018 / 4:47 am

    I love how the sets of three strips have caused the colours to progress differently to the original design. Looks fabulous. I finished sewing my Regatta quilt top today.

  16. January 22, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I love working with jelly rolls and finding new and interesting ways to use them. Thank you:)
    I’ve never purchased a solid jelly roll . . . now I must put it on my list of things to try.
    Happy Quilting!
    Connie 🙂

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