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Quick and Easy Jelly Roll Quilt Design - Week 3

OKAY!!!! Here we go with week three of the Jelly Roll Mystery Quilt Along!  I think I am going to call mine the Kaleidoscope quilt.  I decided to piece mine together with the four triangles meeting in the middle.  I thought it was the best fit for my collection's colors and patterns.  I choose to use Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille.  The colors made me excited for spring which here on the east coast has finally sprung!

Finished Block measuring 18" x 18" Square

Now again this quilt gives us a variety of ways to complete the top.  You can 1.  Sew all of your squares together joining each seam or 2. you can add an additional 2.5" strips to separate your squares.  It is totally up to you.  Basically if you add the strips you'll want to take away those inches from your border.  (Quilts without strips should use a 7.25" border to make up the difference.)
This is what your set will look like without the border.
Here is what happened to me.  I was all set to sew my strips all together and while taking photos in the bright sunshine on the green grass I was inspired to add Moda Fresh Grass yardage as my strips.  If you didn't know Green in Pantone's color of the year and the green against my squares coordinated perfectly.


 Step 11
 If you choose to do the 2.5 inch stripping in between.  Sew them with a 1/4" seam and iron flat.  If you choose not to use the strips that is okay as well and you will just sew your squares together also using a 1/4" seam. 




Step 12
Begin assembling your squares as you wish.  I put the green strip and then added the second square to the strip for each of the 3 set of blocks and then did the same vertically adding the strips to the 3 sets. 



Step 13
Once you have your strips sewn and your set all together it's time to sew the border.  Again I choose to use the Kelly Green and my border strips were 5 inches in width and the length of my 3 sets plus the interior strips.  Start with long edges first.



Step 14
Now add your top border.  I also used a 5" strip here and again it was the width of my top which was 46" Wide.


Step 15
Add you bottom border, iron and check out your amazing quilt top.  You can see below why I decided to call my a Kaleidoscope.  It reminds me of seeing the little shapes in the center span out to create beautiful colors all around!
 
Finished Happy Go Lucky Kaleidoscope Quilt


My finished quilt top measures 66.5" L by 46" W.  If yours varies, no problem.  Everyone sews a little differently and it's okay to have some variations.  If you have a questions regarding any measurements please let me know and I can help you.  Don't forget to post your photos on the 1 Choice 4 Quilting Club Flickr Page for your chance at a Red, White and Blue FQB.  There may even be some in there from the upcoming quilt market!

See you next week!

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