This simple, modern baby quilt uses just one jelly roll and 1 3/4 yards fabric and is put together with a strip piecing technique, making it both affordable and quick to finish. I’m thrilled to be posting my first design with Moda Bake Shop, and I hope you’ll enjoy it!
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1 Pure Jelly Roll
3/4 yard of binding fabric, I used 5436 16
1 yard Moda Bella Solids in White
Crib sized batting
2 strips from your binding fabric of 1.5 x 42.5 inches
1 strip 7.5 x 42.5 white
1 strip 15.5 x 42.5 white
Cut the remaining white in half horizontally. My two strips ended up being 6.75 x 44 inches.
Select 24 jelly roll strips for the top of your quilt. Cut them in half vertically, resulting in two strips 2.5 x 22. I just snipped along the crease the fabrics will have from being folded in the jelly roll. Set aside half of each jelly roll strip for another project.
Reserve remaining 16 strips, whole, for the backing of the quilt.
Group your 24 half jelly roll strips into four sets of six. Try to get a good mix of colors and patterns in each set.
Sew together six strips. Press seams open. Repeat for all four sets of six.
After squaring up the edge of the stripset, cut 2.5 inch strips. You will need five strips each from three of your stripsets (15 in all) and six from one stripset, totaling 21 strips.
Lay out your stripsets in a way that pleases you and sew the strips together to result in a rectangle that is 6 squares wide by 21 squares long. Press seams open.
Join the two pieces of the fabric you cut earlier into 1.5 inch wide strips to either side of your squares for the front of the quilt. Press seams open.
Then join the 7.5 inch wide strip of white onto the left side of the squares and the 15.5 inch strip of white to the right side of the squares. Press seams open. You’ve completed the quilt top!
Sew together the 16 strips you reserved for the back. Press seams open. Sew the remaining white strips to the top and bottom of this stripset. Press seams open. Now the back is done, and you’re ready to make your quilt sandwich and baste.
Note: this makes a back that is wider than the top by the usual amount, but is only about 1 inch longer on the top and bottom. If you prefer more overhang, you have enough fabric for the binding to cut and add one or two 2.5 inch strips to the back when you are making the stripset. I had no problem with just the inch overhang at top and bottom.
Quilt as desired and bind. I quilted it with straight lines about .5 inch apart using white thread. My binding was 2.5 inch double fold binding.
36 x 42 inch baby quilt. You can also easily make some coordinating baby accessories from the stripset trimmings. I made a bib and a burp cloth – perfect for shower gifts.