Jelly Roll Quilts ‘Just Wing It’ And Make a Scare-Dy Cat Quilt
Aren’t these jelly roll names a hoot…”Just Wing It” and it matches the Square-Dy Cat quilt perfectly. It’s all about making a bed size jelly roll quilt that some might shy away from because of the sheer size of sewing this quilt on a domestic machine. Most of the quilt top is made from jelly rolls… easy. Plus 1 layer cake, a yard of co-ordinating fabric and 5 1/2 yards of co-ordinating print for the backing.
There’ll be a lot of strips and squares each serving a purpose. It will be helpful to use a couple of ziploc bags, or basket/trays for each size of strips. Here’s what you’ll have after cutting:
From the layer cake:
18 squares that will be the centers of our blocks
4 squares that will be the corner posts on the piano key border (trim to 8″ square)
9 squares that will be subcut into 2.5″ x 10″ strips (yielding 36 10″ strips)
3 squares that will be subcut into 2.5″ x 8″ strips (yielding 12 8″ strips)
The rest of the layer cake can be pieced into the backing
From the two jelly rolls:
36 10-inch strips
72 14-inch strips
36 18-inch strips
156 8-inch strips
Looking at theses steps suddenly makes you realize how easy the blocks are. The blocks are big and come together very quickly. Here’s the overview-
To each of your 18 center squares, add the following:
Add two 10 inch strips…
14-inch strips to the top and bottom
another set of 14-inch strips to the left and right
And finally, 18-inch strips to the top and bottom, completing the square at a nice 18 inch square. Press well.
Cut vertically and horizontally to make four 9-inch blocks.
These cutee blocks will appear. There will be 72. Then put 2 groups of 4 together so that you have 8 blocks. You will have 9 identical rows of 8 blocks each.
Wendy made up Piano keyboard for the border from the pile of 8 inch strips. You’re also not having to deal with a very long border at one time, so you don’t have to be a ‘Squaredy Cat’ to make this jelly quilt. Neat!
Split the strips into approximately 4 strips and piece them together as you need to to add to the quilt! Smart!
Look at the corner… genius Wendy…
Finish the corner by adding the corner post.
Make a butterfly pillow with the left over scraps!