to make one block. I did have the centre blocks cut, but that was all. After posting the article about "what is that quilt worth", I thought perhaps it would be interesting to see just how long one block actually takes to make.
I did choose to make mine differently. I pre cut my jelly roll strips to 10 1/2", I didn't sew long, long lengths together and then cut. I find I am much more accurate with my sewing if I do it this way.
Before I stitched them together I pinned them at the beginning, the middle and the end so they would all be the same length when I was done. I couldn't cut the strips to correct them afterwards if one of them was off.
After one set was done, I pressed. You can see a pin at the top of one of the strips. That is the direction I will sew the next strips together. One set one way, one set another way.
I took the centre piece and carefully folded the centre in half and lightly pressed a crease on each side, where I was to stop and start the stitching.
I decided not to make the blocks identical. You should be able to get 2 blocks from 2 sets of strips from the jelly roll.
The blocks measure 16.5" x 16.5"........... big blocks.
I'll be donating this quilt. I have no use for it, but the jelly roll was in the house so I decided when I saw this it was going to be used up.
The link is here.
I like this quilt too. I'll keep it in mind "for another day".
I tend not to read instructions. You could say I quilt "by the seat of my pants". Tuesday I'll give you a couple of tips that I'm really not too sure are in the instructions or not!
The completed top will be here too.
It is colourful!