Thursday, February 5, 2015

Love Booth - Free Quilt Pattern using Jelly Roll Strips ( 2 1/2in)

Moda - Kissing Booth Fabric

This quilt is perfect for your Valentine! Normally I post Free Quilt Patterns on Mondays BUT I needed to share this one for you all as soon as I finished it so you will have time to make it. =) This quilt is very similar to our "For the Love of Chocoholic!"





Fabric:
   - One Jelly Roll in Kissing Booth from Moda         
        [40 - 42 assorted 2 1/2" strips]
   - About three yards of Background Fabric
   - Binding - You'll be using your left over strips and two more from your backing.
   - Backing 4 1/4 yards


Piecing:
This is a less detailed pattern since there is already one just alike if you are stuck on a step you can go to this pattern here.


1. If you have a 40 strip jelly roll remove two strips so you can use for binding later on. If you have a 42 strip jelly roll remove four strips so you can use for binding later on. 

2. Assort the rest of your strips into groups with three strips per group. (I matched with like colors except for one group.) Then you will sew them together side by side.

3. Now that you have a large strip that has 3 - 2 1/2" strips sewing together you are going to fold it in half long ways and then fold in half one more time. Trim off each end and do this step to all your groups that you formed in step 2. (Maker sure they are all the same size). Also with each group that you sewed together in step 2, you will end up with 4 rectangles. This will be making 2 heart blocks from each group.

4. With your background fabric you will cut a square that is the width of the rectangles you just made in step 3. And then you will need to cut 2 1/4" squares for the top heart corners. Next follow the photos in piecing.


 Sew on the line

 Cut about 1/4" from the line.
 Press Open 

 Repeat, except the bottom square diagonal is to the other side.




Once you do this step to all your rectangles you will then have 20 blocks. I then used 4 blocks across and 5 blocks down. This will make a nice lap size quilt. And of course finish by quilting and binding.
For quilting I just did a simple straight stitch across since I was trying out my stitch regulator on my Bernina 750 QE. =)



Hope you all enjoyed!







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