Isn’t it gorgeous! This is from Minerva Crafts. I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for.
So often I shy away from jelly rolls. The 2.5 inch strips can seem limiting. But not with this design. And the pre-cuts help this come together quickly!
With just the jelly roll, you could make a lovely baby-quilt. I wanted to make my quilt just a little bigger and so I added two additional Kaffe prints (one yard of each).
To start, I cut the yardage into 2.5 inch strips. Then I pieced together four strips sections (1/4 inch seam on the long side). To make the design stand out a little more, I made the sections made from the yardage always the same (two pieces of each, alternating). Once the strips are sewn together, cut into 8 inch blocks so they are square.
Next place two squares right-sides together but alternate the rows – one horizontal and one vertical.
Sew around all four sides using a quarter inch seam. Then cut across each diaconal and press open. When you open them up you’ll notice the alternating rows produce the coolest design.
At this point I trimmed all my squares to a neat 5 inches square. It really helps to have a proper sized ruler for this. At first I tried to trim my squares with the ruler I use to trim my fabric strips (it’s about 6.5 inches by 24 inches) but it was awkward and kept slipping. So I went out and bought a smaller one (like this one) and my trim work went so much faster.
This was such a fun quilt top to work on. I have never used this much colour in a quilt top before. And the Kaffe Fassett fabric makes this so silky soft. I used my favourite Aurifil 2024 (which I now have in a massive cone!) to piece everything together. And I just ordered Aurifil 2277 which I’m going to use to quilt my finished top!