Everyday I get an email from the Missouri quilt company, showing their deal of the day. A few weeks ago, the deal was a jelly roll line made by Moda, Miss Kate. Of coarse it was designed by Bonnie and Camelle and so I had to look into it, them being some of my favorite designers.
I also knew the perfect pattern to make this quilt into. I drew up a pattern in July to make with Riley Blake, it's a Beautiful Thing line, and called it my 'Alyssa quilt' as it's for my daughter Alyssa. This Miss Kate fabric and my Alyssa pattern, will make a fun baby quilt for an upcoming baby girl in my family.
Supplies for Alyssa quilt:
1 Jelly Roll
Neutral Fabric (need 5" for every 5 blocks) Baby quilt: 2/3 yd, Twin quilt: 2 1/2 yds
Border fabric: Baby quilt:1/2 yd;Twin quilt 1 1/2 yds
Background fabric: Baby quilt 1 1/2 yds; Twin 4 1/2-5 1/2 yds
Binding: Baby 1/4 yd; Twin 1/2 yd
Sort your jelly roll fabric into groups of 4 fabric that will go together. Try to mix your colors up so for example green won't be on the outside edge of each strip.
Chain stitch each group of 4 together
Iron hour strips, I prefer to iron all seams in one direction
Cut your pieced strips into 4 1/2" strips
Each combined strip of 4 jelly roll strips sewn together, will give you 9 block pieces to work with.
First, cut your neautral fabric into 2 1/2" strips, so that they will be fabric with @ 44" long by 2 1/2" wide.
Sneak Peak of Alyssa Quilt Part 2: