I finished a quilt that I was making for a neighbor having their first boy.
I had purchased this Jelly Roll half off at JoAnn.
I wanted to test and see how far one jelly roll could go. Could it make the whole front of a baby quilt? I didn’t want to just do a stripe quilt, so I thought I would mix it up by sewing them together on an angle. I drew lines 2 inches from one end of each strip. This is where I would place the next strip to be sewn.
Then, I cut off one side of the selvage edges.
Then, I put this cut edge along with my cutting board and cut the sewn strips at a 90-degree angle.
I placed the remaining fabric next to the other side of the sewn strips.
I sew the two remaining pieces together and clip off the other selvage edge of the strips.
I then added a cream-colored sashing and prepared a backing for the quilt.
The fabric in the back is this nursery rhyme fabric, that I love (I bought 7 yards of it! I better love it!)
I quilted the diagonal strips in an elongated meandering pattern and the sashing in a geometric pattern.
I bound it with a dark brown patterned fabric. Then, I washed it.
Front and back.
Here is an image of it close up:
And, since I had extra binding and a little extra fabric, I went ahead and made glorified burp cloth.
I have never spent so much time on something intended to spit upon. But, I love it!
Before I washed this quilt, it was 34 inches by 51 inches. After washing, it was 31.5 inches by 47.5 inches. That is about a 7% decrease because of shrinkage.