Friday, June 2, 2017

Arizona - Free Quilt Pattern - Jelly Roll

Time to bust out those scraps or spare left over layer cake squares or jelly roll strips! This quilt is a great scrap buster or show off those extra strips or layer cake squares you may have left over. I am usually a huge no waste fabric quilter and sometimes I have left overs from other projects. I thought it would be a great time to make a quilt pattern that utilizes those scraps!

Arizona is a great quilt pattern. All you'll need is 8 - 2 1/2" squares of the same print to complete a block. This quilt pattern can be a little time consuming with the amount of half square triangles you'll need to complete but was surely fun to make! Today's free quilt pattern will be available in a crib size finishing at 32" x 40".
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 used within this quilt are some left over strips I had from Island Batiks Florida Oranges. It is a bit of an older fabric collections because these strips where just so beautiful I didn't want them to go to waste. Also background is Kona Cotton Crimson. 

Now I designed this quilt pattern to use a jelly roll strips since this is what I had left over. BUT in order to complete one block with the same color, you'll need at least 8 - 2 1/2" squares per block. With that in mind if you have a left over layer cake, one layer cake will yield two blocks. One Jelly roll strip will yield two blocks. If you have left over charm packs you'll need at least two same print charm packs to complete one block. BUT do not let that stop you, this quilt will also look great all scrappy! =)

Materials:  (Crib Size.  Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance. Binding uses 2 1/2" Strips. WOF is calculated at 42" wide.)

  • 2 1/2" strips - 10
  • Background Fabric - 1  1/4 yards
  • Binding -1/4 Yard
  • Backing - 1  1/4 Yards
  • Batting -40" x 48"

1.  With your Print 2 ½” strips, you are going to cut them into 2 ½” squares. You’ll yield 16 squares per strip. 

2. With your background fabric, you’ll be cutting 2 ½” x WOF strips and 4 ½” x WOF strips. Subcut them into 240 - 2 1/2" squares (15 strips) and 20 - 4 1/2" squares (3 strips).

Piecing a Block:

1.  With all your 2 ½” print squares you’ll place them right sides together against a background 2 ½” square and sew at a diagonal on the center. Shown Below.

2.  Using 8 same prints HST made in step 1, 4 – 2 ½” background squares and 1 – 4 ½” background square form this block below.

3.  Make a total of 20 blocks. 

Forming your Quilt Top:

1.  Your quilt top will have 5 rows, 4 blocks in each row.

2.  Sew your blocks together to form rows and lastly sew your rows together to complete your quilt.

I hope you all enjoyed this months pattern.  Don't forget to share your progress on Instagram by tagging me or using #letsquiltsomething . If you have any question please feel free to go to and use the contact form. I normally can reply to you quickly Monday Through Friday! =)


  1. This pattern is SO much easier than the one I have already started - drats! :D I will have to give this one a try.

    1. Wonderful! Sorry I added a quilt to the UFO pile for you. =P Glad you enjoy this pattern.

  2. Love this pattern where could I find it to purchase, if possible would like to make couple different sizes. Thank you Donna

  3. This will be beautiful made with batons. Thank you for the pattern...