Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jingle Bell Rock Quilt

My husband and I started dated on December 17, 1962. We were both 14, and our date was a school bus trip to go roller skating. The first song we skated to was Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, so that has become "our" Christmas song.

When I saw this Jingle Bell Rock pattern, designed by Kimberly Jolly for Robert Kaufman, I had to make it! Little holiday birds on bright green from Ann Kelle's Jingle collection was my inspiration, and I pulled from my stash to mirror the boldness of the colors. I thought the blue diagonal stripe, Curiosities by Nancy Halvorsen, would make a nice contrast to the bright colors and white sashing.

This week I'll sew on the borders and start piecing the back. I haven't decided yet whether or not to bind it. I can't wait to see how it turns out!


  1. Hello Linda! I can't wait to see how it turns out either! It is looking really great so far! Love the fabrics you have chosen and it so nice that the pattern title fits right in with your Christmas song! :) xx

    1. Thanks Christine - it's a "happy" quilt. :)


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