Monday, June 29, 2009

The Quilt Instructions

Where does time go? I swear....time really does fly. Barb and I taught two classes on Saturday. (Very fun group of ladies I might add!) Then yesterday the weather was only 89 degrees and the humidity was I did yard work. My gardens are in full bloom and some of them are full of weeds. So I spent the day getting rid of weeds...

But today we are going to begin the pattern I promised last week.

Start with 2 jelly rolls and add 10 yds. of a cream or any light print you would like to use.
I know that 10 yards seems like a lot....but Barb says the ruffle alone takes 3 1/2 yds.

The jelly rolls are 2 1/2" wide. You will need to cut the fabrics into 2 1/2" squares.
The following pictures show the method Barb used to sew half-square-triangles. (You don't really need a plate for this either.)

Draw a diagonal line down the center of one of the squares. You could fold the fabric in half and use the crease line if you would rather.

Sew a seam along the drawn line....or down the crease if you folded the square in half.

Trim, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the unit open. The result is one half-square-triangle unit. (You will need a lot of these for this quilt.)

There is a total of 64 pieced blocks.
Cut 57 - 8 1/2” squares from the cream fabric for your alternating block.
The cream fabric is also cut into 2 1/2" squares for the pieced blocks. You need 12 of the 2 1/2" cream squares for each block. 4 of the squares are saved for the corners of each block.
Here is a close up of one of the blocks to give you an idea.

The bias ruffle is cut into 8 1/2’’ strips.

I hate to leave before I finish this post....but I have a meeting and I can't be late. I know you can't finish this quilt in one evening anyway. I will be a bit more clear tomorrow! (Well....maybe not....but I will try!) Get your fabric and begin making the half-square triangles.

Until tomorrow!



  1. This is so pretty. I will have to make a trip to the quilt shop this week. Thank you for the great pattern.

  2. It is beautiful. I love it! Could you tell us how large it is? I always end up adding to patterns to fit my bed!

    Thank you for this wonderful pattern.

    Kathy in

  3. I love this quilt! I'm going to have to find some pretty jelly rolls!

  4. I love the look of this I can't wait to start. I have so many jelly rolls and certainly more squares in my stash.

  5. It's such a gorgeous quilt...can't wait to get started! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is a really sweet, pretty quilt - I love it!

  7. I love this quilt! And now that you've shown a closeup of a block, I totally get it! :D

  8. Wow -- fun and awesome too! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. I have some Harvest Home Jelly Rolls that will look lovely in this Quilt...Thanks so Much for Sharing with Us...I Especially Love the Ruffle Edge..

  10. thanks for part one... i just love the look of this quilt and i know i want to make one!

  11. Thanks so much!
    It's much simpler than it looks.

  12. Such a pretty quilt, can't wait for more! Thanks for sharing a way to have the "y" seam look, without having to piece them all. Love the ruffle too!

  13. Thanks for what you have shown us - it is a gorgeous quilt - looking forward to more!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  14. What a gorgeous quilt and so simple too! Love Jelly Rolls!

  15. I am a big fan of all your designs and I have 2 of your books. I just ran across your blog and have signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing all your talent.

  16. oh I love this quilt!
    beautiful fabrics, I need to track down these jelly rolls of beach house fabrics.
    I would sew the little hst cut offs and make a mini quilt too!
    how fun would that be?

  17. Thank you so much, this looks like fun!!!!

    Now all I need is to find jelly rolls and 10 yards of cream fabric..... not easy around here!!!

    I see you are well, I still have in mind our encounter in Nantes and it was a special moment for me to meet the two of you.

    Take care!!!


    PS the franco-american translator!!!

  18. I need to make a quilt for my sister in law and this may just fit the bill...if I don't like it too much to give it away that is...

  19. Thank you SO much for sharing this....such a beautiful quilt!

  20. I love this quilt. I'm definitely going to have to get my hands on some jelly rolls. Thanks for a great pattern.

  21. Beautiful quilt. It makes me want to go on a picnic or take a nap on a screened in porch on a house by the river like my grandparents used to own when I was a kid. Can't wait to get started. Thanks.

  22. What a beautiful quilt! What is the size? Looks to be about a twin. Thanks so much for the pattern.

    Barbara in Marietta, GA

  23. I'm not even a quilter and I have gotten sucked in by this wonderful pattern Alma. I love quilts and have some old family quilts but I stitch, hook and knit so quilting is taboo - bad juju - having the Olde Green Cupboard as my LQS is very dangerous as well - I think I am falling for this quilt - I will be paying a visit there this week to find Jelly Rolls. I hope some of the other commenters are correct in saying it's an easy pattern LOL - Thanks Melody

  24. Thank you so much for the pattern. What is de size of the quilt when he's finished?
    Greetings from the Netherlands

  25. Alma... this is lovely... I can already picture it in my house! Am awaiting further instructions... ;-)

  26. What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for the instructions.