I picked up a Robert Kaufman Pick-a-Bunch Jelly Roll at Quilt Market last spring, and finally cut into it. This is the first pre-cut I've ever purchased, as I really like yardage- ha! You may remember me mentioning that I was going to use this tutorial for the Pick-a-Bunch Jelly Roll. Well folks, I started to use the Random Reflections tutorial, but just wasn't happy with how it was turning out. So, I cut my losses and re-cut the Jelly Roll pieces per this tutorial!
Initially the 80 small squares were a breeze to make, however the tutorial presses all of the seams the same way, which made making the larger squares (combo of 4 small squares) time consuming. I have a three times maximum rule, where if the seams do not line up after sewing the first time (even if its off just a bit!), I unpick that portion and allow myself re-sew the seam up to two additional times. For better or for worse the seam is staying where it is after sewing it for a third time! :)
The Jelly Roll yielded 64 small squares, which would made up a smaller quilt top than I had wanted. I picked up a six or so additional 1/8th yard cuts of Pick-a-Bunch and cut my own 2.5" strips to make the quilt top larger. I'm happy with the size! I need to piece the back and make an appointment to quilt this pretty little project!
[image: MarteRomperS]More summer sewing inspiration from Marte of *Compagnie M.* (She has a free playsuit/romper pattern for you!)