Strip The Willow - "Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott
InstructionsThis is a modified rail fence pattern. Each strip set uses 4 jelly roll strips. The center strip is trimmed to 2 inches. One jelly roll strip is cut in half (1 1/4 in) for the strips on each side of the center strip. Use the other 2 jelly roll strips for the top and bottom pieces.
Type of item: Functional
Jelly Roll - Minick and Simpson for Moda - Clermont Farms; 100% cotton batting
What was your inspiration?
I made this lap quilt for my Dad. He sleeps in a reclining chair because of allergies. I thought the fabric collection was pretty, but not too feminine. I've since fallen in love with all red, white, and blue quilts and the fabrics designed by Minick and Simpson!
What are you most proud of?
This was the first project I'd made with jelly roll strip sets - mine came out nice and straight, not bowed. I learned to measure from the center seams to cut the blocks. I'm not sure the jelly rolls with vertical stripes are the best for this pattern, but I'm okay with the way it turned out.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Sew two strips together and the sew the pairs together. Alternate the direction of sewing as you add each strip. I used a fabric pencil to draw an arrow to keep track. Use spray starch or Mary Ellen's Best Press when you press. The quilting is simple diagonal lines made with a walking foot.