Better late than never! I promised a tutorial on the 16 patch quilt made from a Gardenvale jellyroll.
If you’re using a jellyroll, make 20 pairs of strips. Each jellyroll will yield 40 – 8″ blocks.
Sew 2 strips together lengthwise. If using a jellyroll, you will sew 20 strip units like this. Press to the darker strip.
Cut the lengthwise strip unit in half and sew the 2 halves together. Press the center seam in the same direction as the 2 previous seams — even though you will be pressing it under the lighter strip.
Cut 8 — 2-1/2″ slices. There is virtually nothing left as you can see so don’t straighten and be careful when you measure.
This is all that is left of my 2 strips after cutting my slices.
Flip every other slice top to bottom.
Sew slices into pairs and then sew pairs together.
Press finished block either with seams open or to one direction.
Voila! Two completed 16 patch blocks.
I laid it out 5 blocks by 8 blocks to measure 40″ x 64″ — no pieced back!
And there you have it – a great quilt using a jellyroll to the max! No waste, no scraps, no pieced back – my idea of a fun project!
Here is what is happening on the farm this morning. Remember that huge walnut tree that started leaning last summer? A few weeks ago in a thunderstorm it leaned a little more taking down that other tree in its path. Today the tree service came and cut it up in chunks so we can split it for firewood. More cleanup in my future.
I’m off to mow grass south of the barn. Tonight I will sew.
P.S. The grass by the ramp is called Karl Foerster Ornamental Feather Reed Grass.