Friday, April 17, 2020

Easy-Peasy Quilt Pattern / Beauties Pageant 77

Back in 2015, I declared war on my stash of jelly rolls. Those lovely spirals of 2.5-inch strips were too much for me to resist, and I had accumulated more than I cared to admit. To use up my jelly roll of Basic Grey’s Evergreen line, I designed an easy quilt pattern and posted the corresponding tutorial here on From Bolt to Beauty.

This pattern, my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, quickly became the most popular page on the site and continues to be so, year after year. Maybe other quilters, like me, have a jelly roll to use up, or maybe they are pulled in by the promise of an easy quilt pattern, I don’t know!

In any event, that tutorial has been transformed into a full pattern that includes instructions for five sizes (child, lap, twin, queen, king) and two design options, as well as tips for getting the best results sewing long columns. To learn more or to purchase your own copy, visit my Etsy shop.

I know I have at least one more Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt in me, and I have my sights set on a jelly roll of Kate Spain’s Solstice collection—the last jelly roll in my stash. I may host a casual quilt-along on that front. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, what have you been working on? If you can boast a quarantine-time finish, please add it to the linky below!

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  1. Hi Michelle! I am able to share a finish today. It's the first thing I've finished in ages and ages, and it was a panel. I didn't even piece it - it took me ages to iron, layer, quilt and bind it. I do have some jelly rolls that would be collecting dust if they were out, but I have them safely tucked in the closet. One wouldn't want to be tempted all the time by such great beauty! Thank you, Michelle, for hosting today's linky party and for the free tutorial. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Thanks for the pattern. Easy Peasies are my fave! It's super cute and would make a great baby quilt.

  3. After 2 Jelly Roll purchases I can say that I am immune to them. LOL!! But that doesn't stop me from looking at them, and being tempted to buy.

  4. Great looking quilt though I'd have to cut my own strips, as I too, am immune to jelly rolls

  5. I do have a finish this week, but it's small. I'm finding my attention span isn't what it used to be. Hope you are doing well!

  6. That's a great pattern! I can see why it would be so popular :)

  7. What a nice pattern idea. But, believe it or not, in my more than 40 years of making quilts, I’ve never bought a jelly roll. In fact, I rarely purchase any precuts. To me, it takes the fun out of making a quilt when I let someone else choose fabric combos for me. So on the off chance I buy a charm pack, the first thing I do is take it apart. I know that quiltmaking appeals to all of us because we can each do our own thing. 😊

  8. I love your pattern, easy, fun and a great finish. I have made one from your pattern and another in the works. Thank you!


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