Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jelly Roll Baby Quilt

I truly love making baby quilts - they come together so quickly and make such a lovely gift, plus seeing sweet squishy babies on my quilts (babies that I don't have to change or get up all night with) is the best.

Holly from Bijou Lovely posted a baby quilt that she made from a jelly roll and that was my inspiration for this. You can get these very cute 1/2 jelly rolls at JoAnn's that have 20 strips in them (2.5"xWOF) and I had a couple in my stash that I knew would be perfect for baby quilts. This also means you could get TWO whole baby quilts from one regular 40 strip jelly roll.

I cut each strip into TWO 21" pieces, then joined TEN strips (1/4" seam allowance) to make four large blocks. I trimmed each to 20.5" and then joined as you see above, turning to make a basket weave effect.

Finished quilt is 40" square. You'll need 1 and 1/2 yds for backing. I used flannel which I do pre-wash before using - it shrinks way more than the quilting cottons. It was a tight fit on the WOF sides after washing but it did fit. Whew.

Quilted across with wavy lines to keep it simple. All washed and dried and crinkly, ready for some baby love :-)


  1. I don't often make baby quits but I do love making them when I do. This is lovely, and I love that paisley print.

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