Something new

I’m going to make another set of HeartStrings blocks over the long Thanksgiving weekend but I have a few days before it’s time to start those so I wanted something quick and easy to work on. That meant a jelly roll or one of my many kits would work best. I decided I’d make one of my boxed squares quilts. 


A single jelly roll will make a quilt that is 48×60 and that’s a nice size but I found a kit that had a jelly roll and border fabric which will bring it up to my usual donation size. I’ve said before that sometimes I buy discounted kits just for the fabric even when I have no intention of making the intended quilt and this’s what I’m doing with this one.

You could also use 2.5 inch strips cut from stash and make it any size you wanted like I did with this one. 


I love that this is quick to cut and quick to piece. I’m pairing up two of my strips that have good contrast and those two strips will make 4 blocks so I’m cutting 3 sets of strips to piece at a time and just like that I’ve already got 24 blocks made. 


I tossed a few on the design wall just to see ….. I’m going to like this!


If you want to make a Boxed Squares Quilts there are brief instructions on my website. 

6 thoughts on “Something new

  1. Sara F

    I made one of these from your instructions a few years ago. I used a jelly roll and it was nearly the same colors as your top photo. It really did go together fast and the recipient loved it. I’ve been thinking about making another one so your post was so timely.

  2. Vicki W

    If you ever want to make something and 48 x 60 works best you can always send the top to me and I’ll quilt it for a veteran’s quilt!

  3. Angie

    I printed off the instructions, thank you so much. I know where all your patterns are, but seeing them (beautiful!) and then clicking on the link is so helpful. I have a lot of jelly rolls that I have collected (Missouri Star Quilts) and not used. You have inspired me!

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