First quilt of 2011 finished. I used a jelly roll that clever son and clever girlfriend gave me for my birthday. Less than a year ago, I didn't know what a jelly roll was-other than a cake that one eats. The jelly roll was Spring Charm by April Cornell for Moda. Nice. And the perfect way to brighten up the January drearies. I used some of Gramma's stash for the first border and then some stuff from the local fabric store for the border and binding. The backing is a thrift store find. A heavy backing cotton in a pink print. I didn't get a photo of it. Husband and I were trying to manage the dog, the surprise snow today and the break in the clouds. The quilt is a good size, 69" by 63" finished and I used the wonderful Jelly Filled pattern from Thimbleblossoms. (Mum gave her book for Christmas too! Simplify!) Here's the funny thing. I made this quilt for us at home never thinking that it would appeal to husband. He says that it is his quilt. He loves it. I sort of said that it is kind of pink.... Doesn't matter. He loves it. It is a bit bigger than the other ones I have made for us but he really likes the weight. The heavier backing fabric makes it heavier. It was HARD to quilt because of this. My shoulders got a work out. I did get a few wrinkles in the back. That's why I won't show you the back. : ) I think he will share it with me though.