Tutorial – Colorful Crossing Quilt in Four Sizes
Our friend Carol passed along this tutorial for a jelly roll quilt called Colorful Crossing by Liz Katsuro. The pattern gives you the specifics for four sizes: baby, throw, queen and king. The fabric requirements are also listed for each size as well. This looks like a really fun quilt. You could easily make this quilt from all sorts of scraps or just two colors or anything in between.
Baby Quilt Size – Colorful Crossing
You can make this baby quilt in a six by eight square layout, giving you a 40″ x 52″ finished quilt. As you can see from the picture above, there are three blocks made from each jelly roll strip. You will need to gather 16 strips of a patterned fabric in addition to 24 strips of a background fabric for the 48 blocks that are needed to make this size quilt.
To make a 6.5″ block, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. First, you take two background fabric strips and one patterned strip that are 16″ in length and sew them together by sandwiching the pattern in the middle. Once sewn you cut them into 2.5″ segments.
Finally, you then take two of the segments you just made along with a 6.5″ strip of the patterned fabric and sew them together as pictured above. Once again, you are sandwiching the patterned fabric in the middle. You will make 48 of these blocks. This would be beautiful in 1930s fabric, or stunning in just a simple two color quilt.
You know this would go together quickly! Has this tutorial sparked you into giving it a try? As I mentioned, the pattern does give the dimensions for a generous sized king quilt at 112″ x 112″. This pattern has no boundaries – just whatever your imagination can think of. ~smile~ I think we need to add this easy quilt to our list of to-do projects!
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