French General Jelly Roll Quilt

Jelly Roll Quilt


1 Jelly Roll – I Maison de Garance from the gorgeous French General range

1 yard Maison de Garance Clochette Oyster

4 yards Maison deGarance Florence Turkey Red (this includes the backing)

Hi, my name is Rose from {ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk} and I am thrilled to be writing for the Moda Bake Shop!  I love the Moda jelly rolls because the edges of the strips are cut with whatever the mechanical equivalent of pinking shears is, so there’s no fraying and the strips are really easy to work with. For this jelly roll quilt, I have chosen the Path and Stiles quilt block, also known as Far West.  It is a variation on the Shoofly quilt block and I have made it in the lovely Maison de Garance range from Moda French General.

Step One – Using the jelly roll

Sort the strips from the jelly roll into light and dark strips.  Sew together light, dark and light in one strip, and dark, light dark in another strip.  You will need 12 light, dark light strips and 2 dark, light, dark strips.

Press all the strips with the seam allowance toward the dark strips.  Cut the dark, light, dark strips at 2.5″ intervals.
Cut the light, dark, light strips into both 6.5″ and 2.5″ pieces.  You will need 48 of the 6.5″ pieces and 12 of the 2.5″ pieces.  Sett the remaining jelly roll strips aside to be used in the quilt border.
The 6.5″ squares will be one part of the Path and Stile quilt block.  Sew one of the dark, light, dark 2.5″ strips either side of a light, dark, light 2.5″ strip to make a nine patch quilt square as shown.  You will need 12 of the nine patch squares (on the left) and 48 of the right hand squares.
Step Two – Making the corners of the quilt block
From the 1 yard lengths of red and white fabrics, cut four strips 6 7/8″ wide across the width of the fabric.  Cut these across the width to make 6 7/8″ squares.  You will need 24 of these squares in both red and white.
Place a red and a white 6 7/8″ square with right sides together.  Mark a line along the diagonal and sew a seam 1/4″ on both sides of the line.
Cut along the marked line.  This will give you two squares (each made up of a red and a white half square triangle).
Press the squares and trim the corners of the triangles.  Lay the quilt block pieces out as shown:  nine patch square in the center, strip squares against each side of the nine patch square and half square triangle squares in each corner.
Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows together to make an 18″ quilt block.  Repeat to make 12 quilt blocks altogether.
Sew these jelly roll quilt blocks together in rows of three and then sew the four rows together for the quilt top.
Step Three – Making the Quilt Binding
I try to avoid having fabric leftover to add to my stash (which is far too large as it is!) so I always try to use up as much as possible in the quilt border.  For this jelly roll quilt, I gathered together all the remaining jelly roll strips, sewed them together in twos or threes and cut them into 2.5″ strips.
Sew these together into two lengths of 27 squares and two lengths of 38 squares.  Sew the two 27 square strips along the short edges of the quilt and then the two 38 square strips along the long edges of the quilt.
Step Four – Finishing the Quilt
The quilt top is now complete and ready to be layered, quilted and bound.  I used seven 2.5″ strips from the remaining red and white fabric for the quilt binding.  I alternated them so that the binding was part red and part white.  I had ended up with a quilt that I was really pleased with and I had only added half a dozen 2.5″ squares to my fabric stash.  I hope that you like the quilt as much as I do.
The finished size of the quilt top is 54.5″ by 72.5″, giving a 54″ by 72″ quilt which would be ideal for a single bed with some overhang or to sit on a double bed without much overhang – or just to curl up in and enjoy!
Rose Smith

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