Brick Work - Jelly Roll QUilt project
The brick-work quilt is my another take on the beloved Jelly Roll strips. If you are looking for a fun, yet simple pattern to utilize these lovely fabric strips, this pattern may be just for you.
Finished Quilt Measurement : 55 1/2" x 63 1/2" (141 x 161 cm)
Block measurements : 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" (21.5 x 21.5 cm)
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What you need to make this quilt
42x Jelly roll strips - 2 1/2” x 44“ (6.4 x 111 cm) strips
1x full bundle of jelly roll strips should suffice for this project, however each manufacturer
may vary in the amount of strips given in a package, (somewhere between 38-45 strips).
If yours is less than 42 pcs, cut few extra strips in neutral colors to get the required amount.
2/3 yard border fabric
I use Kona fabric in off-white color to pull this quilt together
58” x 66”(147 x 168 cm) batting
use batting of your choice, I always prefer cotton batting since it's breathable and easy to work with
3 1/2 yard backing fabric
1/2 yard binding fabric
Note: yardage requirements are estimated, based on standard 44” wide cotton quilting fabric.
Machine quilting thread (if opt machine quilting)
Basic sewing /quilting notions
What fabric did I use to make this quilt?
I did mix and match several fabric lines, gathering leftover and half opened jelly roll strips that have been accumulating in my stash. Although I would guess about 60% of the fabrics are from French General by Moda Fabrics.
Please watch the full video tutorial on my Youtube channel, and happy quilting.
I have a fun little quilt project to share with you today. It's a wall hanging size modern quilt that performs free form curve piecing. In the previous quilt along episode, I shared the scrappy improv quilt project performing gentle curves.
In that video, I featured the shortcut method of doing the curves, which will only work if you use shorter size strips, and performing shallow curves. Now, in this project we will do the "proper way" of doing curves.
For the fabric, you will need some Jelly Roll strips, obviously you can cut from the yardage, or use left over fabrics that you might have laying around. I purposely play with many colors in this project, so you may see the the contrast, and how the curvy shapes taken place there, although you may use more subtle color, two-tone color, or any color palette that you desired.
12-18 jelly roll strips
2/3 yard backing fabric
Basic Sewing and quilting notions
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I posted the full quilt along video on my Youtube channel, however you may scroll down to see the written instructions.
Finished quilt measurements 19" x 31"
1. Cut your jelly roll strips in halves, and trim off the selvage ends
2. Take two contrasting strips, and overlap them (the width of the overlap is totally up to you), if you fabric has right side and wrong side, you should be looking at the right sides of both fabrics right now.
3. With your rotary cutter make the curve cut.
4. Remove the top left strip, and the bottom right strip, you should end up with two matching strips
5. Lay the strips right side together, pin them place (the edges may not be aligned), and that's expected :)
6. Sew with 1/4" seam allowance, aligning the edges of the strips as you sew (maneuver the top strip to align with the edges of the bottom strip)
7. Press towards one side
8. Sew more strips and continue building your quilt.
9. Use leftover strips from the curve cutting that are at least 1/2" wide, to make very narrow insert
10. Lay the narrow strip on top of the edge of the fabric, then cut following the curve of the narrow strip.
11. Remove the fabric underneath
12. Lay the strip and the fabric right sides together, pin, then sew with 1/4" seam allowance.
13. Press the seams towards the fabric (away from the narrow strip)
14. Take another strip, overlap that with the fabric (with the strip underneath, and the narrow strip on top)
15. Make shallow curve cut between the overlap, remove the bottom left fabric.
16. Lay the strip and the fabric right side together, pin, sew with 1/4" seam allowance.
17. Continue sewing and adding strips, until your fabric is measuring about 32" long (or as desired)
18. Trim your quilt top, straighten up the edges
19. Stay stitch along the side edges (with 1/4" seam allowance) to prevent the quilt top to stretch during the quilting and binding.
20. Layer with batting and backing fabric, quilt, bind, add hanging sleeves, and enjoy!
The Rambling Jelly Roll quilt
The Rambling Jelly Roll Quilt is another version of easy strip quilting, that is so much fun to make, and relatively easy hence beginner friendly.
I made this quilt out of batik jelly roll strips that I got from Joann, although any fabric line would pretty much work this quilt that I reckon as one of those quilt that "you can't go wrong with".
Below is the diagram of this quilt, this is the general idea on the layout of the quilt, although each quilt will vary.
Finished Quilt measurements : Approx 61" x 74"
Supplies and tools :
35x Assorted Jelly roll strips
21x Solid jelly roll background strips
Quilt batting as needed
8x Binding strips
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