Project

Jelly Roll Quilt

What are you most proud of? Th tricky part of this quilt was putting the front and back panels together so the strips were aligned precisely otherwise the quilting stitching would be skewed - it took a couple attempts at pinning the front and back together before I got the strips aligned the way I wanted them. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Quilting this quilt would have been easy had I used a single piece of fabric on the back - I originally tried using decorative stitching along the background strips, but I didn't like how it looked on the stripes on the back so I took it out and just stitched in the ditch along the strips edges.

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jmn111 made Jelly Roll Quilt with:

  • I had a set of Tonga Treat-strips: Java Jungle in shades from ink (dark navy) to air (off white). The background is a small patterned beige quilting cotton.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Th tricky part of this quilt was putting the front and back panels together so the strips were aligned precisely otherwise the quilting stitching would be skewed - it took a couple attempts at pinning the front and back together before I got the strips aligned the way I wanted them. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Quilting this quilt would have been easy had I used a single piece of fabric on the back - I originally tried using decorative stitching along the background strips, but I didn't like how it looked on the stripes on the back so I took it out and just stitched in the ditch along the strips edges.

Q&A with jmn111

creativel1188847 asked:
is there a pattern for this quilt?
jmn111 answered:
No, I just used ~20 strips from a jelly roll, cut the strips to different lengths (keeping leftovers either to use for the reverse or for something else). Then I cut 2 1/2" white cotton strips and attached to the jelly roll pieces, trimmed pieced strip to 44" (can be whatever length you want but the interleaving solid strips were going to be WOF - I cut them 1 1/2" wide - top and bottom solid strips were 2 1/2" wide. That's the "pattern".
joannayor5614900 asked:
i would like to make this quilt using the exact colours you have chosen...Can you please tell me which fabric colours you used? Did you buy them in 1 Jelly Roll?
jmn111 answered:
I had a set of Tonga Treat-strips: Java Jungle in shades from ink (dark navy) to air (off white). The background is a small scale print fabric in beige/off white. I don’t imagine that particular jelly roll collection still exists - I made that quilt a number of years ago. You’ll have to look online at various popular quilt stores to see if you can come up with something similar. Otherwise, print out a picture and go shopping for .1m each of 20 Fabrics! Good luck.

Skill Level

Beginner