Monday, September 26, 2016

Cherry Fizz and Termination Dust

Two things happened yesterday....I finished my Cherry Fizz quilt top and we had our first snow of the season, termination dust.  


Last week I wrote a post about a mistake block I made.  I made a quilt top using this block and I put together a little tutorial.   Please note that this pattern has been tested by me only.  I wrote the notes as I was putting this together.  If you find a mistake, please let me know.


A full jelly roll will give you 84 blocks so you could make a quilt that is 12 rows with 7 blocks in each row which would measure 56" wide by 96" long without borders.  If you make two equal sized quilts, you can make a quilt that has 7 rows with 6 blocks in each row, which will measure 48" by 56" without borders.  I decided to make two quilts with this jelly roll because I didn't like the way all of the fabrics in this jelly roll looked in this quilt.  I also really like to make lap quilts.

If you want to make this quilt, this is what you need for one quilt that measures 56" X 96":  1 Jelly Roll and 3 yards of background fabric-for a quilt without borders.  If you want to put borders on the quilt, add the amount you need for the border to your materials.

Cutting:  
     Cut each of your jelly roll strips into (4) 6.5" rectangles and (4) 2.5" squares.
     Cut your background fabric into (11) 2.5" strips and (11) 6.5" strips. 

Sewing:
Sew all of your 2.5" jelly roll squares to your 6.5" background strips and all of your 6.5" rectangles to your 2.5" background strips.

Press the seam toward the jelly roll fabrics.


Cut each of your strips into 2.5" X 8.5" strips as shown.

You will have 168 sets of 8.5 inch strips.

Sew all of these strips together to make a 4.5" X 8.5" rectangle as shown. Be sure the background 2.5" square is on the top of the strip and sew on the right side of the strip. 

You will have a  sets that look like this.  

Sew two sets together to make a block.  Here are a couple of ideas for how to sew the sets together.  




Press all of the seams in one direction.  It doesn't matter which direction.

When you sew your blocks together, you can turn your block whichever way the seams from each set of blocks butt together.    

 This is what I have left from this Jelly Roll.  I have another block in mind.  Stay tuned.

You can purchase this quilt flimsy from my ETSY shop.









26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt. I love all those cherries.

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it a summery quilt top.

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  2. Love this pattern, may have to give it a try. With the cherries think of summer

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    1. It's so easy, you can finish the top in a day.

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  3. Ooh, fun, easy and pretty. My kind of pattern. Beautifully done!

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  4. I like it! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Love this quilt! And what easy directions. This pattern will make wonderful charity crib quilts. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you! It is a fun and easy pattern and would look adorable with kids fabrics.

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  6. What a cute little quilt, thank you for showing us how you done this!

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  7. Nice top! You make it look so easy!

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  8. I really like this block; thanks for the tutorial.

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial Kathi! Would be great way to use up some fabric. Thanks for sharing this on Midweek Makers

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    1. It is a great pattern for your scraps.

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  10. I like this quilt and think I could do it - I have jelly rolls hidden everywhere. thanks for sharing. But oh no - not snow already

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    1. It is a great Jelly Roll quilt... and yes, snow in the mountains already.

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  11. Very nice use of fabric and color!

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  12. So I'm not the only one who collects cherry fabrics! What a good idea to showcase all those cherry fabrics. I see some fabrics I don't have, so just have to keep looking for more cherry themed fabric. Great idea!

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    1. Thank you, cherries are my favorite fruit. I don't have a collection of cherry fabric but I should;-)

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