Jelly Strips Lone Star Splash Out On Color

This Jelly Roll Lone Star Without Y-Seams Is So Easy.

If you have not been a Lone Star fan before, get out your most loved jelly roll. This beautiful design will certainly get second glances. No fussing with paper piecing 200 diamonds, and no Y-seams to sew the star together, make your own Star for a striking wall hanging or throw.


Color placement becomes easy following Terri Ann’s instructions to start by putting together similar color jelly strips. Next, separate the colors into 5 groups. It’s amazing how the colorway just ‘works out’, no matter which jelly roll you’ve chosen.

Jelly Roll Lone Star Quilt

Quilt and Quilted by Quilting Is My Bliss   Jelly Roll – DaySail
To make the blocks start by stitching together 5 jelly strips. The diamonds look scary but with this Lone Star there are no Y-seams! Although not required, using a 24 inch ruler with a 45 degree angle marking makes cutting 45 degree strips quick and accurate. It pays off when it comes to constructing the block, and matching up the points at the 45 degree angle. Using Terri Ann’s suggested ruler makes the cutting angle really easy to see. Ruler available here.

Cut jelly roll strips using a 45 degree quilting ruler

Using this technique makes something that would have been tedious, totally accessible, and to increase the size you can customize the border. Starch the jelly roll strips before starting. It also helps towards making bias-cut points match up. Putting safety pins in the starting point of each strip to stay organized makes the entire project so much easier.

One jelly roll and a little yardage, enough to cut 4 x 11″ squares and 4 x 15″ squares for the background, makes a small throw or small wall hanging. Finished size 59″ x 59″. There are additional instructions for 5 Lone Star sizes in Terri Anns tutorial.


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