Thank you for all of your great responses to my last Quilting on a Budget post! It is good motivation for me try to save some money and use what I have…so I don’t feel guilty buying some of the new cute lines coming out this year! ;)
Ashley posted this fabulous tutorial called two by four last year and I’ve been itching to use it, but the blocks are bigger than I needed and I wanted to use my leftover jelly roll strips. Her tutorial uses fat quarters and makes a great bed quilt size since the blocks are big!
So this is basically a jelly roll strip version of Ashley’s tutorial, posted with her permission. Instead of writing out a fancy tutorial I took pictures…so this is the quick version.
Finished Quilt Size: 56″ x 63″ , or 56″ x 64″ if laying the blocks on their side (see bottom of post)
Finished Block size: 7″ x 8″
Material Requirements: 63 strips 2 1/2″ x width of fabric, or 64 strips if laying the blocks on their side. 1 strip = 1 block
I made 63 blocks and laid them out like this, 9 rows and 7 blocks in each row, 63 blocks, 56″ x 63″:
Or you can set the blocks the other way and do 8 rows of 8 blocks each, 64 blocks, 56″ x 64″:
You can rotate the blocks so that the seams nest if you’re really a go-getter. :)
I feel like I’m missing something (don’t you hate that feeling?) so if you see something I missed stick it in the comments below and I’ll answer it there. Happy stash/scrap busting!