Tutorial – Sunset Ridge Baby Quilt
Another tutorial that is jelly roll friendly! How cute and cool is this quilt?!
It is called Sunset Ridge and the tutorial is offered on the Moda Fabrics website. It was designed by Chrissy Lux who co-owns Sew Lux Fabric with her mom. The pattern is deemed easy and it is beginner friendly. Not only is it jelly roll friendly (or 2.5″ strips that you can cut yourself), but you only will use 20 strips or half of the roll. Maybe even some stash buster fabrics?
What do you need to make this easy, cute quilt you ask? You will need:
20 – jelly roll strips (red, orange & yellow used in this sample)
1.25 yards background (Bella White Bleached used here)
1.5 yards backing
0.5 yard binding
To begin, you need to do a little cutting:
60 – 2.5″ x 6.5″ rectangles (Chrissy cut 20 each from the three color palates)
60 – 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares from the background fabric
2 – 4.5″ x WOF (width of fabric) strips from the background fabric
2 – 8.5″ x WOF strips from the background fabric
Then it is time to sew! Sew one 2.5″ square to each rectangle. This is the perfect time to do chain sewing, feeding one right-side-together set in your machine right after another. You will have those 60 pairs together in no time!
You need to pop over to the ironing board, set you seams and then press each seam toward the darker fabric. Once that is done, it is time to make a row. Chrissy kept each color strata separate, so all 20 pairs of yellow are sewn together. You will need to alternate the direction of each block as pictured below:
You will follow these steps for the additional two rows. The tutorial will lead you through the rest of the steps for adding some sashing in between the rows. The completed quilt finishes off at 40″ x 50″ which is a great size for a baby quilt or for a small child. You could easily make this quilt bigger by adding additional strip sets for width and another color strata or row for length. So, what do you think? Have I sparked any interest with you in making the Sunset Ridge baby quilt?
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