Speaking of gifts

Deb gave me a Jelly Roll for my birthday in June and I’m finally cutting into it. I’m making a very simple block – boxed squares is what I call it. There are versions of it in just about every 4th or 5th book I pick up but it’s so simple I just worked up a quick EQ quilt.

I pair up two strips from the Jelly Roll and leaving them folded in half so I’m cutting through 4 layers, I cut – (2) 6.5 inch rectangles, (3) 2.5 inch squares. This gives me enough for 4 blocks two of each combination.

Lay out the blocks and sew.Here’s a quickie EQ6 drawing. Notice how the blocks are rotated – don’t you like how there are no seams to match up?

I think Jeanne made a pink/black/white version of this sometime last year (I looked for it to link to but it must have been on her old blog) . Her blocks were 9 inches finished if I remember correctly. These are 6 inches (6.5 with seam allowances).

10 thoughts on “Speaking of gifts

  1. Hello Mary! I´m Andrea from Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina; You´ve got a beautiful Blog and marvellous quilts!We visit your blog with my Great Friend Graciela; We are quilters too; We met at my house every weeks; (María, Mary, Mabel, Graciela and me) and we quilt all the day! It´s a passion for me. I invit you to visit my blog: http://andreapatchwork.blogspot.comSorry for my Bad EnglishTalk to you soon, Andrea

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  2. I love the design and that there are no seams to match! How clever.What will the project be when it is finished?Now I am ready to put my other projects aside and do some Christmas table runners for gifts.

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  3. I have a quilt cut out like this in all batics. I just need to get-er-dun!! My problem is that I need the tops quilted that I have.I love your Neopolitan quilt. Very pretty!!julieQ

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  4. I love this pattern. I made one for my husband using batiks from a group swap (see my Feb 19 blog entry). It’s so simple I’ve taught it to beginning quilters too. Great idea for using jelly rolls. I’ve got a couple around here somewhere. 😀 Do you know how big your quilt will be?

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  5. I, too, love it. I have a bunch of jelly rolls … another idea for next year. THANK YOUI wish Deb was my sister too …. my sister doesn’t quilt, shoot she doesn’t even sew (no interest at all).

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  6. No seams to match………this one has my name on it! How many jelly rolls does it take to make a full sized quilt? I have never bought one but maybe Santa will bring one. (some?) LOL

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