Hello! It’s Crystal Hendrix from Hendrixville! I’m bringing you another fun quilt, but with a twist on my usual tutorials…this one is using only solids! I must admit that I have never before made a quilt using only solids and after making one, I would like to encourage everyone to do it! It’s different but very fun!
1 Jelly Roll 1930s Bella Solid
1 Jelly Roll Bella White
1/2 yard Bella White (Binding)
*Optional – 3/8 yard of each of the different 10 colored solids (Backing) or 5 yards of desired color (Backing)
I know looking at this tutorial you see so many different measurements and it looks quite confusing. No worries! Just take a deep breath and relax!
1. Start by separating your different colors and cut and sew each to make the desired lengths below:
**In the pictures below, the shapes shown are NOT to scale, but are used to give a visual to the instructions.**
2. Take your 3.5″ pieces of the dark and light purple and sew together using a 1/4″ seam line (use this throughout). Press seam when done (do this throughout for all your seams as well).
6. Sew the 14.5″ dark blue strip to the top and the 14.5″ light blue strip to the bottom. Sew the 22.5″ dark blue strip to the left side and the 22.5″ light blue strip to the right side.
7. Sew the 18.5″ white strips to the top and bottom ends to the rectangle and then add the 26.5″ white strips to the sides.
8. Sew the dark pink 22.5″ strip to the top of the rectangle and then 22.5″ light pink strip to the bottom. Sew the 30.5″ dark pink strip to the right side of the rectangle and then light pink 30.5″ strip to left side.
9. Sew the the 26.5″ white strips to the top and bottom to the rectangle and then the 34.5″ strips to the sides.
10. Sew the dark yellow 30.5″ strip to the top and the 30.5″ light yellow strip to the bottom. On the right side sew the light yellow 38.5″ strip and then on the left side add the 38.5″ dark yellow strip.
11. We are now adding our last white strips to our little rectangle section, sew the 34.5″ strips to the the top and bottom and the 42.5″ strips to the sides.
12. Now adding our last colored strips to our rectangle section, sew the 38.5″ dark purple strip to the top and the 38.5″ light purple strip to the bottom. On the right hand side sew the dark purple 46.5″ strip and on the left hand side sew the light purple 46.5″ strip.
13. Yeah we have the majority of our quilt top done now. Now with all of our 12″ strips we are going to make TWO multicolored strips. Below shows the order of the colors to add, make sure that you follow the sequence or they will not line up later. The order goes as the following: dark pink, white, light yellow, white, dark purple, white, light green, white, dark blue, white, light pink, white, dark yellow, white, light purple, white, dark green, white, light blue, white, dark pink, white and light yellow.
14. Once you have your two multiple colored strips made, sew each one to the sides of your rectangle (be mindful of which is top and bottom – dark purple on top and light purple on bottom). Sew the strips on so that the dark pink strip is on the top and the light yellow end is on the bottom.
16. Once you have added your last strips make sure you press your quilt well, and then you are finished! You can use any remaining fabric to make a pieced backing or you can do what I did and get some more of the bella solids and make different sections of the 10 colors to make the backing just as interesting as the back!
17. Once finished, baste, quilt, and bind as you so choose.
The backing looks like a fun tic-tac-toe type of board that you could use to have a large game!