- 1 Rural Jardin jelly roll by French General
- Fabric paint
- Sponge brush
- Exacto knife
- Spray Adhesive
- Printed design or font to use as a stencil
- Cutting mat
- 2 wood frame pieces, size 30″ (located in your local craft store by the canvases)
- 2 wood frame pieces, size 40″
- Staple Gun
Phew! After gathering all of those material, let’s get to the fun part.
1. Sew three jelly roll strips right sides together. Repeat three more times for a total of four sets of three strips.
2. Sew two jelly roll strips rights sides together. Repeat four more times for a total of five sets of two strips.
3. Set aside the four sets of three strips.
4. Take each two strip set and cut at the following intervals: 8″, 20″, 25″, and 36″.
5. Mix up the pieces from each cut strip and sew back together. You will end up with five pieced strips that look like this:
6. Now bring back the four sets of three strips you set aside. Alternate the pieced strip sets (from Step 5) with three strip sets.
7. Sew rows right sides together. Notice the length of the three strip set is longer than the length of the two strip set. Don’t worry about that. We’ll take care of it in a later step.
8. Cut three new jelly roll strips into 2.5″ squares. Place the squares randomly on the pieced top and sew them on.
9. Take your four wood frame pieces and slide them together to create a rectangle.
10. Place the quilt top right side down on the ground. Place the frame on top.
11. Pull the fabric taut and staple to the back of the frame on all sides. Trim excess fabric.
You could be done with your art now, or continue on to stenciling.
12. I decided to stencil our monogram. The etiquette for stenciling a married couple’s monogram is the wife’s first name initial on the left, the married last name initial in the middle, and the husband’s first name initial on the right.
Select a font on your word processing program or download a free font from dafont.com. There are oh so many to choose from!
I printed 8″ letters for the J and B and an 11″ letter for the G.
I also printed the following 4″ letters and numbers:
Cut out all letters and designs on your cutting mat with an Exacto knife.
13. Now grab your trusty spray adhesive.
Spray the wrong side of each stencil and adhere to desired spot on quilt top.
14. Using a sponge brush, dab fabric paint over your stencil. Let dry completely.
15. Carefully peel back stencils and voila!
A personalized, one of a kind piece of art for your home!