Friday, December 8, 2017

Quilting Again

Years ago I bought what is known as a jelly roll when my favorite quilt shop was going out of business.  A jelly roll is  a bunch of fabrics that all work together, cut into strips for quilting or other projects.  Then I started making my fabric baskets and the jelly roll sat on a shelf in my craft room.

I have sufficient baskets, so I decided to take a shot at a new quilt.

My friend, Doris, showed me a fun way to use jelly rolls to make a lot of fabulous quilting squares.  This technique was originated by 3 Dude's Quilting by way of Missouri Quilting.  You can see the video here


Take four strips and sew them together.


Cut them into squares.  Place one square with the strips running vertically.


Then cover that square, with the right sides together, and the top square running horizontally.


Sew a 1/4 inch seam around all four sides.


Cut the square from corner to corner, making four triangles.


Press them open and that is the basis of the finished square.


I have been having fun trying different ways of putting these squares together.  I have tried using two squares from different strips.


Next I tried two squares from the same strip set.


I like them all!

I have quite a few finished squares and will spend then next few weeks making up all of my strip sets into quilt squares.


This technique is quick and I am having fun putting them together.


Sadly, now I need to go back to the fabric store to but the rest of the fabric to finish the quilt top.  It is always a risk going to a fab ricin's store.  I may need to buy some extra fabric for more baskets.


  1. I love this post. My grandmother was a quilter and I have a few of her works. Treasured items, for sure.

    1. I am still learning how to quilt. I get marginally better each time. I'm not sure any grandchildren will treasure them, but I love it that you do.

  2. Sure wish I had the patience for quilting. I'm sure yours will have lovely results! Nice to see a post from you today! xo

    1. It's true I haven't been post much lately. Reading and emptying closets don't make for interesting posts! I do like the creative process of quilting. I also like learning a new skill, although I am still in the beginning phases of calling my quilting a skill!

  3. Oh, that's looking so nice. Good luck on your hunt for the's a dangerous dangerous journey your about to make :)

    1. I know! It is always dangerous to leave me in a fabric store. Or a book store!