Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Stash #30 - Detour

After my last attempt to keep boy-friendly fabric on hand was a bit of a flop, I've been keeping an eye out for something more suitable.  This rollie polie of Detour by Riley Blake was in the Craftsy sale section and I thought it might fit the bill.  (You can see more of the designs in the fabric here.  The colors are mostly blues, greys and reds, with some burnt orange/tan.) 

The only problem was that I've never bought a rollie polie before, because what does one do with just 18 strips??

Then I remembered the Fat Quarter Shop's Jelly Roll Jam pattern and decided to investigate further.  It turns out that while the fabric requirements list one whole jelly roll, that actually makes two tops, and you only need 18 strips to make each one (baby sized)!  Perfect!  It's hard to beat making a top for only $8!  Granted, I'll need to figure out binding and backing, but hopefully that can come from stash.  So into the virtual cart it went :)

Linking up with Molli Sparkles!  And Happy Easter!


  1. Perhaps a scrappy backing of half yard pieces would work well?

  2. I have one that size, too, and haven't figured out what to do with it. And you're right - an $8 top is a pretty fantastic deal!