Oh the joy and deliberation a simple jelly roll can bring! Having got my hands on a Sherbet Pips jelly roll I was keen to make the most of the fabrics and their featured characters (they are so cute!) and after much consideration I decided to keep it simple, really simple:
Sewing long strips of fabric together can come with it's own set of tribulations like curved/wavy strip sets. Thankfully the Jelly Roll strips were all cut fairly straight/on grain which certainly makes for happy piecing.
For the back of the quilt I 'sacrificed' some pieces from my Sherbet Pips Layer Cake which adds a little interest to the otherwise solid (Rober Kaufman Kona Cotton ~ Ash) quilt back. The great thing about a solid quilt back is that it really makes the quilting lines stand out. As you can see I have quilted both straight and way lines without any regular repeat.
I did match the top quilting thread to the fabrics in the quilt top using a selection of Rowan threads, and changing the top thread as required. The bobbin thread remained unchanged (grey thread). For most other quilts, where the fabric colors do not remain constant from edge to edge, I use a beige/cream or light grey thread that blends well with all of the colors of the quilt top.
Machine stitched binding ~ Kei Honeycomb in tomato red with a white dot fabric finished the quilt. Almost... And then some labels were added to the bottom edge of the quilt back.