I’ve always admired the Jelly Rolls at the quilt shops, but never really had any plan for them.
I saw one similar with no instruction, so I decided to work it out on my own and share my steps here with you.*
I picked up these fabrics at The Quilting Hen the last time we went to Great Falls. They look like a hodge podge of fabrics called 1930’s Reproductions.
If you do not have a Jelly Roll, these were 40 – 2.5” strips by WOF.
I started out by sewing 30 of the strips together in no particular order.
Next, I took the remaining 10 strips and cut them in 10 inch strips.
Then I sewed together the 10” strips. Randomly, I sewed 4 sets of 7 of the strips together at the short ends, like shown.
Then I sewed two of those strips together, without lining them up. I staggered them as shown below. Then did the same with the other two, staggering them in a different way.
I see I missed a couple photos here. I tried to show you as best I could with this one.
Next I took my larger piece and cut off 4 inches off each side.
When I laid it out with the smaller strips it should look like the photo below.
I apologize if that was confusing.
Again, when I laid these out, I staggered the smaller strips.
After sewing it all together, it will look like this. (Well, better than this – I didn’t iron it yet. HA!)
Once it is all sewed together, trim off the extra bits and square up your front. It should look like this.
McKinley asked what I was going to do with it, and I wasn’t sure. She said I should have a plan. I think I do, but I want it to be a surprise, so I’m not telling her. HA!!
I am going to add backing fabric to my list of things to look for, and then finish it up. Before Christmas. Hee Hee!
*Making a note that I am in no way a professional quilter. I just enjoy it and wanted to share with you! Enjoy!