I made this quilt from a Riley Blake jelly roll I purchased from a friend. She thought the jelly roll was "ugly" but I knew it could be beautiful.
I was a little obsessed with Jelly Roll quilts at the time and wanted to try to do something a little different by adding a second jelly roll of solids. My friend was surprised and said, "You made that with the ugly jelly roll you bought from me?!?"
Yes, indeedy. It was an Unexpected Treasure and so that is exactly what I named it.
I then sent photos of the quilt to Quilt Scene and was pleased as punch when they accepted the pattern for my Unexpected Treasure to be published in the 2012 edition.
Stay tune and next week during Quilt Festival in Houston I will have a giveaway of a copy of Quilt Scene on my blog.
In the meantime, I am entering "Unexpected Treasure" in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over on Amy's Creative Side blog. This is a fun event I have entered in the past but never won anything. This year there are a ton of prizes so who knows! Go on over and have a look. Vote for your favorites or maybe enter a quilt yourself!
Here are the stats for my quilt: