Here’s a new idea for a jellyroll quilt. It’s fast, easy, a nice size and looks great with straight line quilting.
Divide strips into pairs and lay right sides together.
Stitch 2 strips together lengthwise.
Press open or to the dark strip.
Cut off the selvage and cut the remaining long strip into 4 equal pieces. From the width of the strip minus the selvage you just trimmed off you should be able to cut 4 pieces 10″ or 10-1/4″ long. Whatever your measurement, cut all your strips the same.
Sew 4 sections together.
Repeat for the second vertical row. Then take off 3 strips at the bottom of the row and move to the top of the row to offset the second row from the first. Refer to the photo. Continue every other row.
Here is a full picture of the quilt for layout purposes. My jellyroll was by Denise Schmidt which included several solid color strips so I added 10 more solid strips. The finished size of my block measured 9-3/4″ x 16-1/2″. The fabrics were very bright and very graphic designs which looked great with solids.
P.S. I got 4 blue ribbons and one red ribbon on my plants at the fair. The night blooming cereus bloom opened about 6 hours after the judging was over – ha!