I love quilting all year round, but especially love quilting at the beginning of Springtime. Nothing makes the Easter holiday season more bright and homey than DIY decorative accessories made from jelly roll patchwork remnants fashioned into incredible Easter holiday seasonal flair. When I saw this lovely video tutorial by the great Quilting Afficiando Donna Jordan I knew I had to make it right away because I already had some bright spring-themed fabric jellyrolls and remnants I bought on sale at JoAnn’s Fabrics for next to nothing but didn’t quite know what I was going to do with them. I went searching on Youtube for a great quilting idea for my daughter’s bedroom, I found this beautiful lone star quilt and could not wait to try it! The best part about the jelly roll quilt is the fact it comes with a free pattern available fro Donna’s company Jordan Fabrics. I just followed the simple instructions and made my basic lone star pattern. All you need is a jelly roll or pre-cut strips to make diamonds, some batting, and a quilt backing fabric and you are ready to go, so let’s get quilting! First I cut all my fabric pieces into 2 x 5″ strips, this makes it so easy, you will not need a pattern here at all.
- A jelly roll
- A sewing machine
- A ruler
- A rotary cutter
- Black fabric (for backing)
In the video, you will learn to sew your long jelly roll strips together and cleverly cut them on the diagonal to make the lone star pattern.
Then you will follow Donna’s careful instruction on how to put together your quilt.
This is a beautiful project, I just love Donna, she is a genius.