Jelly Turnover Quilt

Hello! I'm Shannon from Modern Tradition Quilts.  It's an honor for me to be with you today on Moda Bake Shop.  I love working with pre-cut fabrics.  When it comes to creating quilts, the possibilities are endless!  When designing this quilt, I thought it would be fun to use a jelly-roll for the sashing and candy squares for the gem-stone corners--after all, they are already pre-cut to the same width.  All that was left was to decide what type of blocks to use.  Since charm squares create half-square triangles so readily, this quilt came together like "Peanut-butter & Jelly"--hence its name, the Jelly Turnover Quilt.

To create this project you will need:
  • One packages of 5" charm squares.  (I used Grant Park)  This quilt uses 40 print squares.
  • One packages of 5" bella solids charm squares.  This quilt uses 40 white squares.
  • Three packages of 2 1/2" candy squares for the gem stone corners on the sashing. (I also used Grant Park).  This quilt uses 99 squares.
  • One 2 1/2" jelly roll for the sashing (I also used bella solid white).  This quilt uses 23 strips.
  • One yard navy blue fabric for the binding. 

To create the half-square triangles (HSTs):
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each white Bella solid charm square.
  • Layer one white charm square on top of one print charm square with right sides facing.
  • Sew down both sides of the drawn line.

  • Cut down the drawn line and press seams towards the darker print fabric.
  • Square all HSTs to measure exactly 4 1/2 inches. 
Use your favorite method of choice for this.  I like using a small square ruler.  Basically, you are trimming off the factory-created pinked/serrated edges.
  • Yield: 80 HSTs.
To create the sashing:
  • Select twenty-three 2 1/2 inch jelly roll strips.
  • Cut the 2 1/2 inch white strips from the jelly roll into 4 1/2 inch sections.  Yield: 16 sashing rectangles measuring 2 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches per jelly roll length.
Quick tip:  It is easy to cut several jelly-roll strips at once by laying 5 or 6 strips on your cutting board at a time.  Then, simply make the same rotary cuts that you would doing just one strip at a time.
  • This quilt requires 178 of these rectangles.
To sew the vertical sashing units:
  • Select five 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch strips and five 2 1/2" candy squares.  Sew these end to end to create a vertical sashing strip.  Press all seams towards the sashing to reduce bulk.  Create 18 of these strips.

  • Sew one horizontal sashing row for the bottom of the quilt.  It is comprised of nine 2 1/2 inch candy squares and eight 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch sashing strips.

Note: This quilt is sewn in four quadrants--one quadrant at a time to ensure the proper placement of the HST unit to make the echo effect.  Each quadrant uses 20 HSTs.

General directions for sewing all four quadrants:
  • Take twenty HSTs and  twenty 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch rectangles.
  • Chain-sew the 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch rectangle to the top of the HST.  Check the orientation of the HST you are working on as they differ in all four quadrants.  Press all seams towards the sashing to create less bulk.

Note, the HST rotates depending on which quadrant of the quilt you are working on.
  • Sew this units into four columns of 5 units down.  Press all seams towards the sashing to create less bulk.
  • Add four vertical sashing strips to the side of each of the four 5-unit columns.  Refer to the quadrant diagram to check if it is the right or left-hand side.  If pressed correctly, these seams should nest.  Pin-match the intersections and sew with the HSTs on top to avoid blunting the points.  Also press these seams towards the sashing.  This will enable the quilt top to lie flat.
Sew the columns together with HSTs on top so their points do not get blunted.
  • Sew these four columns together to create one quadrant.
The upper left-hand quadrant HST orientation is: 

The upper right-hand quadrant HST orientation is:

The lower left-hand quadrant HST orientation is

The lower right-hand quadrant HST orientation is:

Use this assembly diagram to add the four quadrant panels together.
  • First, add the top left-hand quadrant to a center vertical sashing strip, then add the right-hand upper quadrant.
  • Second, add the bottom left-hand quadrant to a center vertical sashing strip, then add the right-hand lower quadrant.
  • Third, sew the top and bottom halves together.
  • Fourth and final, add the long horizontal sashing strip to the bottom to finish your quilt top.
Assembly Diagram

The finished quilt top diagram:

The finished quilt top measures 50 inches by 62 inches.

I quilted this using a lasso edge-to-edge style.
Shannon Mower


Jan Jones said...

Love this pattern and your instructions are really clear and easy to follow. Thank you. Jan

susiefloozie said...

Wow! Nice job! Great pattern and I love the quilting!

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

Love it - the fabrics are perfect and the design A+.


Karen said...

Great quilt and pattern! Thanks for the inspiration.

Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Really stunning quilt!!! ❤ it!!!

Trish Mercer said...

Very cute!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Thank you everyone, I'm flattered that you like the quilt and find the instructions easy to follow. I really wanted to make it as clear and nice as possible. --Shannon :)

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Such a great quilt!! Thanks.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Such a great quilt!! Thanks.

Bunny Ryan said...

Love the quilt and great tutorial! I believe I can do this! Thanks!

Road Master said...

I am sewing this quilt for my daughter who doesn't like quilts...she is too modern. Hoping this one will change her mind. What is an edge to edge lasso quilting pattern. Cannot get a close look at the quilt to see.

SarahZ said...

I saw a version of your quilt on flickr...I love it! LOVE it!!! I will make this!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Road Master, thanks for asking, I wrote a tutorial of how to do the "Lasso edge to edge" design on my blog. Here is the link:

Sara Richins said...

I'm still pretty new to quilting. I was wondering what did you use for the backing, and how much fabric did you have to use? Thanks!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Sara, good question! I used cotton fabric from my local shop for the backing on this project. To piece it, you will need 4 yards. Cut this into two 2-yard pieces and sew them together down the middle. This will give you a backing measuring 62" by 80"--lots of extra to fit on a longarm machine. I also use Minkee for backing. It comes 60" wide, so you would need 2 yards to create a backing 60" by 72". Backings are trimmed flush with the quilt top after quilting and then binding is applied. I hope this helps!

Kellie Cosimano said...

I was searching the internet looking for Moda Solid white charm pack and jelly rolls and discovered that Moda has several different shades of white, i.e., bright white, bleached white, porcelain white, etc. When I looked closer at your finished quilt it looks like you used two different shades of white, one for the blocks and one for the sashing. Is this correct or is my computer just making it look that way? Do you know which white(s) you used for this quilt? I love it and it's next on my project list. Thanks for sharing it with us!!

sue said...

I am making this now and just love it! The only thing missing was the yardage for the back. I can't wait to finish it!O