This isn’t a full tutorial with step-by-step photos, but, I hope you will enjoy it and feel free to ask clarifying questions. It is perfect for using up scraps from a jelly roll or other leftover strips (which is what I did here). I am planning another one with random-width strips in the near future.
an assortment of strips 2″ wide, or a charm pack and a half-ish, or leftover jelly roll scraps, or whatever makes you happy
3/4 yard background fabric
1-1/8 yard backing fabric (or as required for quilting technique)
1/3 yard binding fabric
- From your colored fabric, cut at least 108 rectangles 4-1/4″ x 2″. You can also strip piece the fabric and then subcut blocks 4-1/4″ x 9-1/2″
- From your background fabric, cut the following: a) 21 2″x9-1/2″ strips, b) 4 2″x2″ squares, c) 2 2″x30-1/2″ strips, d) 2 2″x 33-1/2″ strips.
- Using the colored strips, piece 6 into units measuring 4-1/4″x9-1/2″. Create 18 of these. If using miscellaneous scraps, stitch them together and then trim to form units of the same size.
- Form complete blocks using 2 units and one background strip measuring 2″ x 9-1/2″. Create 9 of these.
- Lay out the blocks so that they alternate vertical and horizontal layouts. This is where I really regret not taking step-by-step pictures, but look at the pictures I do have and you’ll get it.
- Join the blocks into rows using background strips measuring 2″ x 9-1/2″. It will take 6 to do the job. You will make three rows.
- Create sashing strips using 3 background strips measuring 2″ x 9-1/2″ and 2 of the 2″x2″ squares. Make two of these.
- Join the rows together with the sashing strips between.
- Add the 2″x30-1/2″ strips to the sides and the 2 2″x 33-1/2″ strips to the top and bottom. Congratulations, you have a quilt top.
- Layer, baste and quilt as desired. I used a simple diagonal through the blocks. It was something I could handle on my home machine.
- Label and bind. Ta-dah! You have a quilt.