Tutorial – Jellyroll Friendly Pinwheel Quilt
Do you see the lovely quiltiness in this picture? Doesn’t it make you want to snuggle up with this quilt right this minute?! It’s a jellyroll friendly tutorial that I’m sharing today.
I saw this in an email from my ole buddy, Pinterest. It is always sending me an email. Every single day. Really?! I don’t hear from anyone else that often – I might call it a stalker actually. I don’t open any of those emails unless I have time to kill, and lots of it. Do you get them too?? It seems the more I open their emails, the more they send me. But this one . . . I knew it needed to be shared.
Jellyroll friendly – only one needed – quick and easy peasy. This tutorial was shared on the Oh Sew Tempting website. It is rather reminiscent of the Pinwheel quilt we made for John just six months ago (and it gave me fits!). That was also jellyroll friendly, with each block being turned in alternating directions. We chose to cut our own strips though. This quilt takes it one step further by adding a half-square triangle step.
Jellyroll Block Basic Steps
First, directions are shared about sewing the strips into groups of four, alternating light and dark strips. The next step is to cut the strips into 8.5″ sections. The picture above shows them being layered with a dark strip matched to light and vice versa.
Once they are sewn 1/4″ from a diagonal line drawn from corner to corner, they are cut apart. After a good pressing, you end up with a basic block that looks like this:
The layout for the blocks is 6 x 8. After completion, the quilt measures 54″ x 68″ after two borders were added. The tutorial doesn’t go into detail about the width of the borders but I am guessing the are 3.5″ or 3″ finished just to get the math to work out. I can see it was quilted using an all over stipple which is one of my favorites. As I mentioned earlier, can’t you just feel all the quilty goodness?!
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