MODA JELLY ROLL QUILT PATTERN


Moda jelly roll quilt

Moda jelly roll quilt

Do you know what I love about the Moda jelly rolls?  Apart from the gorgeous fabric, of course.  It’s that the edges of the strips have all been cut by whatever is the mechanical equivalent of pinking shears, so there’s no fraying and threads hanging out from the fabric edges.  I made this jelly roll quilt from a Moda Rural Jardins jelly roll plus a yard each of two Moda fabrics, one dark and one light, and I’m really pleased with the way that it turned out.

 

jelly roll quilt

jelly roll quilt

 

The quilt block that I used for this jelly roll quilt is variously called Path and Stiles, Far West, Stile and Paths, and it is also a sort of variation of the Shoofly quilt block.  Look at all those lovely secondary designs.

 

 

Sort the jelly roll fabrics

Sew strips of fabric together

Sew strips of fabric together

Cut into strips

Cut into strips

Begin by sorting the fabric strips into red and blue and then into light and dark within each colour.  Sew together light, dark, light strips along the length of the strip and then dark, light, dark strips along the length.  Press and cut the dark, light, dark strips across the width at 2.1/2″ intervals.

Make the nine patch quilt blocks

Cut 6.1/2" squares

Cut 6.1/2″ squares

Make nine patch units

Make nine patch units

Press and cut the light, dark, light strip across the width to give four 6.1/2″ squares and at least four 2.1/2″ strips.  Using two of the dark, light dark strips and one light, dark, light strip make a nine patch square.  You will need four of these for each block.  Depending on how many strips there are in your jelly roll, you may need to cut a couple of strips from the additional fabrics.

 

Make the half square triangle units

Cut 6.7/8" squares

Cut 6.7/8″ squares

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

From the additional two Moda fabrics, cut a 6.7/8″ strip across the width of the fabric and cut into 6.7/8″ squares.  You will need twenty four squares each of light and dark fabric.  With right sides together place a dark square and light square with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line.  This produce two half square triangle units.

Assemble the jelly roll quilt

Jelly roll quilt block layout

Jelly roll quilt block layout

Jelly roll quilt block complete

Jelly roll quilt block complete

Lay out each jelly roll quilt block with a nine patch square in the middle, a striped square against each side of the nine patch square and a half square triangle in each corner.  As you can see, I have kept blue together and red together but you could make it completely random if you choose.

Sew the squares of the jelly roll quilt block together across the rows and then sew the rows together.

Alternate the red and blue jelly roll blocks

Alternate the red and blue jelly roll blocks

 

I made twelve jelly roll quilt blocks (six red and six blue) for the quilt, sewing them together in four rows of three.  I opted to alternate the red and blue quilt blocks, although of course you could sew them togethr randomly.  At this stage the jelly roll quilt top measures 54″ by 72″.

 

 

Moda jelly roll quilt border

Use all the remaining fabric in the quilt border

Use all the remaining fabric in the quilt border

Make strips of the leftover squares

Make strips of the leftover squares

As ever, I wanted to use all the fabric so that I wasn’t adding to my stash.  I gathered together all the remaining fabric from the jelly roll and sewed strips together where possible and cut everything into 2.1/2″ squares or strips.Then I sewed them together into two strips 54″ long (twenty seven squares) and two strips 76″ long (thirty eight squares) to be used for the jelly roll quilt border.

 

Sew the jelly roll border strips to the quilt

Sew the jelly roll border strips to the quilt

 

Sew one 54″ strip across the top and bottom of the quilt top and one 76″ strip down each side.  I felt really pleased that this just left me with half a dozen 2.1/2″ squares from the jelly roll to add to my stash.

The Moda jelly roll quilt top is now complete and ready to be layered, quilted and bound.

 

Jelly roll quilt binding

Use leftover fabric for the jelly roll quilt binding

Use leftover fabric for the jelly roll quilt binding

 

For the jelly roll quilt binding I cut seven 2.1/2″ strips from the remaining red and white fabric and alternated them so that the binding was part red and part white.

You may also be interested in the jelly roll star quilt pattern.

 

 

Here’s the video:

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I plan on making one in the near future!

  2. Victoria Huddleston says:

    Hi, I love this design, and the colours you have chosen. But how do you ensure you get reds and blues and lights in a jelly roll? They all seem to include greens and Browns too.
    Victoria

    • Thanks, Victoria. That particular Moda jelly roll had those colours but I agree that it isn’t always the case with jelly rolls. You can usually get a good idea of the colours of a jelly roll by looking at the top of the roll, but I think that this particular pattern works with other colours thrown in.

  3. Thank you so much for the link. I’m glad that you found my information helpful. rose

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