I have the Ruby Star Society What Not Jelly Roll version of the Not So XOXO Quilt to show you today. If you are looking for a quick sew, this quilt is it for you! I’ve continue to hear from both beginner and veteran quilters that this is a FUN and QUICK sew! Hearing how happy you all are with the pattern makes me the happiest gall around! Keep reading to learn more about the Ruby Star Society What Not Jelly Roll version of the Not So XOXO Quilt. You can grab this jelly roll in the shop - HERE!
Ruby Star Society What Not Jelly Roll
Those beautifully rolled up jelly rolls catch my eye every time I walk into my LQS! Half the cutting is already done for you, so maybe that's what gets me? Also, that you get the full spectrum of a fabric line. Ruby Star Society offers a junior jelly roll, which is half of the standard jelly roll, so 20 width of fabric strips vs. the standard jelly roll which offers 40 strips. For the Not So XOXO Quilt you only need 15 strips for the quilt top. So either you can save the extra 5 strips for another project or utilize those strips for the binding. I paired the jelly roll with Zen Grey Bella Solids from Moda, with little kiddos I don't think white background is the wisest choice - at least not for my family!
Like I mentioned earlier, you can use the 5 remaining strips for the binding and add 2 more strips from your stash or scraps to create your binding. I decided to use the remnants from the backing for this quilt. I showed you in the Stellar version of the Not So XOXO Quilt Blog what the scrappy version binding looks like - check that out here.
For the backing of this Not So XOXO Quilt, I went to my LQS to grab some yardage of the toothbrush fabric that is in the What Not collection. I thought it was adorable and may actually get my kid excited to brush their teeth if they have a bubbles and toothbrushes on their quilt? Or maybe it could be used for the magical tooth fairy to appear on special nights?
Have I mentioned how much I love long arm quilting? For this Not So XOXO Quilt decided to play off the toothbrush backing and keep it simple with this quilting. I selected Champagne Bubbles that I had in my library already and think it gives a subtle texture that is classic but plays into all the fabrics. If you’d like me to help out adding quilting to your quilt check out my long arm quilting information page to send your quilt in!
I’d love to see you put your own spin on the Not So XOXO Quilt – be sure to share your quilt on social media with the #NotSoXOXOQuilt and #mtsew