Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jelly Roll Quilt



There are 40 strips in a Jelly Roll ,from each 2½” strip cut 2– 4½” pieces and 2-8½” pieces

You will have about a 16” strip left.
Pair this up with another one of contrasting colour and sew together, then cut this into 4 - 2½” pieces. Sew 2 together, turning one up the other way to make 2 Four patches

You will make 40 of these ( 1 for each strip in Jelly roll)
Select another fabric (colour) from the 2– 4½” pieces and 2-8½” pieces and sew the 2– 4½” pieces to each side,
Press then sew the 2-8½” pieces to the top and bottom - press.
This should measure 8½” square.

The amount of plain 8½” squares added to the quilt is dependant on how big you want to make the quilt.

Mine is 8x8 = 64 squares (quilt is about 80” square)
40 made from the pieced Jelly Roll and 24 un-pieced squares.
You’ll need an extra 6 strips of 25cm in "blousy" florals,
cut into 8½” strips then re-cut into 25 - 8½” squares

Borders are
#1 - 2½” - buy 60 cm.
#2 - 6½” -buy 2.10 metres which will do for borders and binding. The borders are cut down the length of the fabric.
Binding is 2¾”

6 comments:

DoubleL said...

Beautiful Fran, another one to add to my list of "one day" quilts.

Auntie Jappa said...

ooh, so now I know what to do with all those scrappy 4 Patches I have been making as beginnings and ends when sewing.
A totally scrappy one of these coming right up!!!
Thanks heapsly Fran -you are a gem!
Hugs,
Jappa

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Oh I just love this!!! I have 2 things of jelly rolls sitting, had not decided what to do with them yet. Now I can't wait!
Thank you for sharing this

Liz Needle said...

Now that is a quilt I would love to make. The colours are great - though not what you usually make, I would have thought? Like Loz, I will have to add that to my list - if I remember!

Jane said...

Now where was this when I started that stupid jelly roll 'fall back in time' ...Chinese coins, quilt of mine.

I bought more material to fix it but I might be throwing good at bad.

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for sharing your measurements/pattern. What a beautiful quilt :)