1 – BEST.DAY.EVER! jelly roll
3/4 yard BEST.DAY.EVER! white 24011-11 for center stripe
5/8 yard BEST.DAY.EVER! white 24016-11 for binding and extra strip
4 yards BEST.DAY.EVER! white 24011-11 for backing, top and bottom strips

cutting instructions :

Before you begin cutting, pull out the jelly roll strip that matches the center strip and backing fabric (24011-11); set aside.

*Press and cut each jelly roll strip into three 2.5″ x 11″ strips – these will be for the blocks.  I like to put my colors together. Even though this is a scrappy quilt pattern, I like a little bit of control over where the colors end up.

*Press and cut the 5/8 yard of striped fabric (24016-11) into 8 – 2.5″ x WOF strips.

Set 7 aside for binding.

Subcut the eighth strip into 3 – 2.5″ x 11″ strips – these will also be for the blocks.

*Press and cut the 3/4 yard of center strip (24011-11) fabric into 10 – 2.5″ x WOF strips.

Subcut into 30 – 2.5″ x 11″ strips (you will get 3 from each strip).


*Press and cut 3 – 5.5″ x WOF strips from backing fabric.

Then cut two 60″ x WOF strips for backing, set aside.

sewing instructions :

Sew random jelly roll strips into pairs.  You will have 60 pairs. Press seams open.

Sew center strip between two pairs of strips and press seams open.

Square to 10.5″ block.

Repeat until all 30 blocks are done.
Make five piles of six blocks and label



I prefer to pin the first block of each row before sewing so I always know which one is to the far left.


sew piles one to two and three to four, alternating directions as seen above


sew piles one and two to piles three and four, then sew blocks marked five to the end

you should have six rows, each block alternating direction


lay rows out and mark as seen above (row one, row two, row three and so on)

press each row in opposite directions


sew row one to two, then three to four and five to six

(you will have three sections)



sew those three sections together in order


sew the three 5.5″ x wof of fabric strips together

measure and cut into two 5.5″ x 50.5″ strips (one for the top of the quilt and one for the bottom)

sew one strip to the top and one strip to the bottom. press seams towards strips.


quilt . bind. enjoy


beautifully long arm quilted by {Kathy Olkowski}

One 50.5″ x 60.5″ BEST.DAY.EVER! quilt

Trish Poolson

15 comments on “BEST.DAY.EVER! Quilt

  1. this is the best day ever because I was looking for something amazing but sort of simple to make with my solstice jelly roll. thank you!!!! again.

  2. Phyllis Jaco says:

    Looks so fun & relaxingly easy !

  3. Hope says:

    Print friendly version please! So cute & easy!

  4. rosemarazzle says:

    Rosemary B here:
    This is adorable. I have so many jelly rolls lol. I am going to get started on this one today
    You are so creative and sweet to share this pattern, Trish.
    Thank you <3

  5. CruiseFan says:

    Really quick and easy-peasy!
    btw: Love that plane! ;-)) Who’s is it?

  6. Love this pattern, just what I was looking for! Sadly, I was unable to print it.

  7. Anne says:

    fantastic simple quilt! Printer friendly version not working!

  8. Margie says:

    WE ALL WANT IT !!!! thank you

  9. Martha says:

    Love the simplicity. Darling

  10. I was able to Print!!!! Thanks so much!!!

  11. M. N. says:

    Rail Fence isn’t original. I expected better from Moda Bake Shop.

    • Lisa Calle says:

      Hi there! There really isn’t anything “original” in quilting. Most quilt designs are based on old and well-loved quilt blocks. Our Chefs share a variety of projects for all skill-levels. Rail Fence is new to many people and using jelly rolls certainly is not how it was made in the past. Thanks for your interest in the Moda Bake Shop. Our Chef Trish Poolson worked very hard on this quilt and we appreciate her sharing it with us all.

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