Sunday, January 15, 2017

Season Pinwheels - Quilt Pattern - Jelly Roll

Season Pinwheels is a Beginner Quilt Pattern that uses 2 1/2" strips in both print and background fabrics. 2 1/2" Strips are commonly known as Jelly Rolls, Roll Up, Strips and Treats. You may use yardage in your favorite prints cut down into 2 1/2” strips by WOF.

Today's Free Pattern will be given in the size for Throw which is shown on the cover. Finished Size is 60" x 72".  This pattern is available in 5 quilt sizes; Crib, Throw, Twin, Full/Queen, and King which is available on my website as a PDF download.

Fabrics shown on the quilt are from Island Batiks in Tradewinds. Glide thread was also used for quilting. Quilting done by me, Krystal Jakelwicz with Lets Quilt Something! =) I quilted Feathers all over since this was a gift for my Mother and I wanted to keep it a little more traditional. I hope you all enjoy!

Materials:  (Throw Size. Packs are calculated by 40 count. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Binding uses 2 1/2" Strips. WOF is calculated at 40" wide.)
  • 2 ½" Strips - 40 Strips (1 Pack)
  • Background - 2 3/4 yards
  • Binding - ½ Yard
  • Backing - 4 Yards
  • Batting - 68" x 80"


1.    With each 2 ½” Print Strips, you are going to open them at full length. Sub-cut within each strip;

·       3 - 6 ½” x 2 ½” rectangles.

·       3 - 4 ½” x 2 ½” rectangles.

·       3 - 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

2.    With background fabric you are going to start by cutting yardage into 2 ½” strips by WOF.

3.    With background 2 ½” strips you are going to sub-cut into the following below;

·       30 strips - 240 - 4 ½” x 2 ½” rectangles.

·       7 ½ strips - 120 - 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares.

Piecing A Block: (This quilt was design to keep same prints in one block.)

1.    With one background 4 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle, place a 2 ½” print square on the right corner. Sew at a diagonal. Trim ¼” away from your sew line and press open. (Shown Below)

2.    With your segment made in step one; you are going to add a background 4 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle to the top of the block. Press Open. (Shown Below)

3.    Continuing on with your block segment made in step two; you are going to add a print   4 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle to the left side. Press Open. (Shown Below)

4.    Lastly with a print 6 ½” x 2 ½” rectangle, place a background 2 ½” square to the left corner. Sew at a Diagonal. Trim ¼” away from your sew line and press open. Add this piece to the top of your step three segment. (Shown Below)

5.    Before piecing your quilt top, take 4 different print blocks and rotate the blocks to form a larger block shown below. 

Lay your quilt out with 6 rows and 5 blocks in each row. 

 Finishing your Quilt:

1.    First you’ll need to create your backing piece.
·       Throw – Cut backing into two 72” x WOF. (Pieced Horizontal)
2.    Don’t forget to remove the selvages and piece them together with a ½” seam allowance.
3.    Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top to form a “sandwich” and baste together for standard machine quilting. Or send your backing, batting, and quilt top to a Long Arm Professional to be quilted.
4.    After quilted, trim away excess batting and backing fabric.
5.    You may use excess backing fabric to form binding strips if you have enough left over. Otherwise use Binding Yardage and cut binding strips at 2 ½” x WOF.
6.    Piece binding strips together then use your favorite technique to bind your quilt.

Edge to Edge Quilting Ideas:

Below are ideas that I think would look great on this quilt with the fabric shown while taken in theme and colors. These Edge to Edge patterns are available to purchase at Urban Elementz in either paper or digital files for all types of machines. (



Bountiful Feathers



  1. thank you, what a neat pattern !!

  2. I'm crazy about pinwheels in any block. Very nice quilt design. Looks like a quilt I would most certainly do. I love your quilting too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love this pattern. Will make a wonderful Quilt of Valor. Thanks!