I’m thrilled to be participating in the release of the Fat Quarter Shop’s latest free pattern, called Jelly Roll Jam. It’s a super-easy and quick pattern to stitch together. In just one afternoon, you’ll have two quilts tops completed.
One jelly roll (40 strips) will yield two 36.5″ square quilts… a perfect size for a baby quilt. Or add some borders, as I did below, to make it larger. I’ve turned mine into two picnic quilts which will be Christmas presents for my nieces.
Let’s get started:
- Download the free Jelly Roll Jam Pattern.
- Watch the fantastic video tutorial shown below.
- Grab your favourite jelly roll and regular quilting supplies.
What you don’t have any jelly rolls?
My Jelly Roll Jam Picnic Quilts
Without seeing the pattern, the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to choose a jelly roll that I’d like to use. I don’t often work in solids, but love the colours in the 1930s Bella Solids Jelly Roll.
Piecing in progress:
The two quilt tops:
I cut my border squares at 3.5″:
Planning the borders:
Auditioning the binding, I’ve chosen the dark purple:
Both tops have been stitched in the ditch along the 6″ block segments with invisible thread. Below is the quilting in progress on one of the quilts. I’ve chosen to use a design from Angela Walters Dot to Dot Quilting class.
I still need to decide on the quilting design for the other quilt.
Milo approves of the almost-complete picnic quilt. My quilts finish at 42.5″ square.
Need some inspiration? Below are the list of other participating bloggers. I’ve had a quick peek this morning, and love what they did with the pattern.
- Sew Mama Sew
- Diary of a Quilter
- Pile O’Fabric
- Piece N Quilt
- PS I Quilt
- Quilt Story
- Pam Kitty Morning
- Red Pepper Quilts
- Cupcakes ‘n’ Daisies
- Iâ€™m a Ginger Monkey
- Kaye Prince
- Angela Yosten
Have fun making your own Jelly Roll Jam quilt! Share your photos in the Shortcut Quilts Flickr group too.