A couple of weeks ago, I decided to organize my scrap bins….and well, kind of like “if you give a mouse a cookie” I ended up finding half of a jelly roll and decided rather than cleaning or organizing—I would make a jelly roll quilt out of the scraps (wayyyy more fun than cleaning 😉
The quilt itself is made out of the leftovers from these quilted pouches that I made awhile ago, but there was over half a jelly roll begging to be used. The quilt itself is made up of 8.5 inch by 8.5 inch blocks that are 4 pieces of jelly rolls sewn into one block. Then the blocks are turned vertically and horizontally to make the quilt top.
I did a little diagram to show you what I did:
It’s probably a good thing I am better at cutting out real fabric than diagrams–ha! But hopefully it gives you the idea. I took one other picture of the block to show you the proportions below.
The quilt is 5 blocks wide by 5 blocks high and yields about a 40 by 40 inch quilt, which is the perfect size for a baby quilt.
I only found 1 yard of my backing fabric, so I put a piece down 1/3 of it to make the 1 yard work for the backing….
And now she is off to Melissa to be quilted! Show you the whole thing soon….
Beautiful! I love the ‘if you give a mouse a cookie’ comparison. I am using it in my favor the next time I clean out my sewing room!