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).


  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

  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.

  3. Any time there are no seams to match, I am thrilled! This is the perfect design to showcase you jellyroll collection of fabrics!

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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).

  7. 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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