Spinning Wheels Quilt

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Hi! It’s Deb again from Gathering Friends Quilt Shop, here to share my latest Bake Shop recipe with you using a Jelly Roll. I sewed this one up during a weekend retreat and the gals loved it.  I hope you do too! This quilt finishes at 69½”x 85½”. Be sure to check out the little runner at the end of this recipe!

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1 “Larkspur”Jelly Roll  by Three Sisters

1-1/8 yards          Dark

1-7/8 yards          Light

2-3/4 yards         Outer Border and Binding

5-1/4 yards          Backing

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CUTTING:
From dark:

  • (13) 9½” squares

From light:

  • (17) 9½” squares
  • (18) 4½” x 8½” rectangles

From outer border:

  • (4) 9½” squares
  • (14) 4½” x 8½” rectangles
  • (40) 4½” squares
  • (8) 3″ x width of fabric strips
  • (8) 2¾” x width of fabric strips (Binding)

You will need 32 jelly roll strips for this quilt. Pick your favorites. I used the pinks, reds, turquoises and yellows and a few of the cream prints and tan prints. Set aside the remaining creams and tans for my next project “Spinning Spools”.

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 Sew (4) 2½” x 42″ jelly roll strips together. Press seams in one direction. Make 8 strip sets. Cut each strip set into (4) 8½” squares. Make 32 Block A.  pieced block LS

For this step you will use (13) 9½” dark and (13) 9½” light squares. Layer a 9½” dark and 9½” light square, right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew ¼” on each side of the line.

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Cut on the line. Press seams toward the dark.

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Proof to 9″. To proof means to square up your block.  This is an important part of quilting.  If you don’t do this, your pieced blocks will not fit together properly.

Make 26 dark pieced squares. You’ll have one extra pieced square as you will only need 25.

For this next step, use 18 of the above pieced squares.

Layer two 9″ dark pieced squares, right sides together, making sure the dark triangles are opposite each other and the diagonal seam is matching. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner in the opposite direction of the existing seam.

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Stitch ¼” on each side of the line. Cut on the line. Press seam open.

Proof block to 8½”. This one is a little more difficult to square up.  If you have a square with two intersecting diagonal lines it helps.  If you only have the one diagonal line like the square below, line up one of the seams with the diagonal on your square, with the center intersecting lines on the 4¼” mark.  Then look at the 8½” corners. You want the seams to be right on the 8½” corner.  Trim one side and the top, then rotate your square to trim the remaining sides.  Make 18 Block B.

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Layer a 9½” outer border square and 9½”  light square, right sides together. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Sew ¼” on each side of the line. Cut on the line. Press seams toward the outer border. Proof to 9″. Make 8 border pieced squares. You’ll have one extra pieced square as  you will only need 7.

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Layer a 9″ dark pieced square and a 9″ border pieced square, right sides together, making sure the light triangles are opposite each other and the diagonal seam is matching. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner in the opposite direction of  existing seam. Stitch ¼” on each side of the line. Cut on the line. Press seam open. Make 14 Block C.

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Position a 4½” outer border square on one end of a 4½” x 8½” light rectangle. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. Stitch on the line. Trim seam allowance to ¼”. Press seams open. Save your cutoff triangles for my next project “Spinning Spools”

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Repeat on the opposite end.  Proof to 4½” x 8½”. Make 18 flying geese.

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Sew (3) Block A and (2) Block B together. Sew a Block C and a 4½” x 8½” outer border rectangle to each strip end. Refer to diagram below for placement. Press seams toward Block A. Make 4 strips.

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Sew (4) Block A and (3) Block B together. Sew a flying geese to each strip end. Press seams toward Block A. Make 3 flying geese strips.

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Sew the above 7 strips together.  Press seams away from the flying geese strips.

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Sew (4) Block A and (3) Block C together. Pay close attention to the direction of the blocks. Sew a flying geese to each strip end. Press seams toward Block A. Make 2 strips. Sew one to the top and bottom of the quilt. Pay close attention to the direction of Block C as you want the border print to be on the outside of the quilt.

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Sew (4) flying geese and (3) 4½” x 8½” outer border rectangles together. Press seams toward the rectangles. Sew a 4½” outer border square to each end, pressing toward the squares. Make 2 strips. Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt.

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Quilt should measure 64½” x 80½”.

Sew together the 3″ x  width of fabric outer border strips.  Cut into (2) 3″ x 80½”  and (2) 3″ x 69½” strips.

Sew a 3″ x 80½” strip to each side of the quilt. Press seams to the outer border.

 Sew a  3″ x 69½” strip to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press seams toward the outer border.

Quilt should measure 69½” x 85½”.

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Layer with backing and batting.  Quilt as desired.  Sew the binding strips together. Bind using your favorite method.

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This quilt finishes at 69½” x 85½”.

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I hope you enjoyed this quilt. I would love to see your finished projects.  Send a picture to our Facebook page if you’d like to share. I’ve created a little bonus recipe for you using some of your leftovers.

SPINNING SPOOLS

Size 12½” x 26″

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Using the 2½”cream and tan jelly roll strips and some of the cut off triangles from making the flying geese, you can sew up a little runner sure to please. Additional fabrics  you will need: 

1/8 yard of the light

1/4 yard for binding

3/8 yard for backing

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CUTTING:

From light:

  • (2) 1½” x 22½”  strips
  • (4) 1½” x 6½” rectangles

From 2½” jelly roll strips:

  • (2) 2½” squares
  • (8) 2½” x 12″ strips

From binding:

  • (2) 2¾” x width of fabric strips

 

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Sew the cut off triangles from the flying geese together along the bias edge. Use 12 light and 12 outer border print triangles.   Proof to 3½”. Make 12 pieced squares.

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Sew the pieced squares together in groups of two, using one square with the seam pressed toward the outer border print and one pressed toward the light.  Make 6 sets.

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Sew two sets together to make a square. Press seam open. Make 3.

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Sew (4) 1½” x 6½” light rectangles and the 3 squares together. Press seams toward the light.

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Sew a 1½” x 22½” light strip to each side. Press seams toward the light.

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Sew together (4) 2½” x 12″ strips. Press seams in one direction. Make 2 strip sets.LSrunner3

Cut each into (4) 2½” x 8½” sections for a total of 8 strip sections.

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Sew together (3) strip sections. Make 2 pieced strips.

Remove (1) 2½” square from each strip.

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You will now have 11 squares in each strip. Press the seams in one direction.

Sew a strip to each side of the runner. Press seams toward the pieced strip.LSrunner4

Sew (2) 2½” squares to each remaining strip section. You will have (6) squares in the strip section. Make 2. Sew one to each end of the runner.

Layer with batting and backing.  Quilt as desired.  Bind using your favorite method.

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Deborah Jacobs

Moda Bake Shop Chef
www.GatheringFriendsQuiltShop.com

Deborah Jacobs

Deborah Jacobs

I'm a mom, grandma, quilt enthusiast and co-owner of Gathering Friends Quilt Shop in Bird Island, Minnesota. After my five grandchildren, quilting and designing is my next greatest passion. Playing with color, texture and design is what I love to do!
My business partner Kathy and I have been designing patterns since we opened our shop in 1998. We've written 24 books and you can see them at www.GatheringFriendsQuiltShop.com.There are not enough hours in the day for all my ideas!
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9 comments on “Spinning Wheels Quilt

  1. Rosemaryflower says:

    Wow! I love this!
    Thank you for sharing this. It looks so fun to make

  2. Pauline says:

    I have a jelly roll just waiting for the perfect pattern. And now I found it!

  3. What great pattern (s)! Great idea for Jelly Rolls or for using strips from our stash. Thank you for a detailed tutorial, too!

  4. Hedy Hahn says:

    This quilt is lovely, I really like the colors.

  5. Nargis says:

    Thank you very much. I will use this pattern for charity quilts, very easy and fast too,

  6. blg2240 says:

    Have a ton of jelly rolls in my stash and this is the perfect way to use them. Thank you so very much for a pattern with a fresh new look.

  7. younghomemakers says:

    This is gorgeous! I love table runners, and this quilt is the perfect blend of modern and old-fashioned. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  8. I like this one a lot and can see it made up in a lot of other colorways.

  9. cruisefan says:

    I like this a lot, very nice choice of colors. Quilting is stunning.
    Good tutorial. Will be on my to-do-list.
    Thanks for sharing.

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