Shirting Jelly Roll Part 2

I started sewing as you would in a jelly roll race quilt, but stopped when I got this far to take stock.

I measured and realized if I kept going, I’d have four seams left and it would measure about 36 by 64 inches. That’s an awkward size! So instead, I cut it into thirds at this point and sewed this three pieces together.

And this is what I ended up with. It is about 48 by 50 inches, so a generous crib size.

I’m not in love with it at this point, but I know the quilting changes everything. I have no doubt that I will love it when it’s done.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Shirting Jelly Roll Part 2

  1. That was a good idea to cut it into thirds. Looks really good!

  2. johannes123qqq says:

    I love this sort of quilts ! Several years ago i bought this book: Unconventional & Unexpected
    American Quilts.
    Below the Radar 1950 – 2000 Roderick Kiracofe
    He wrote another book about the history of the American quilts.
    I bought them in Rotterdam. Netherlands. When you have quilted yours, perfect Katy!

  3. Well, I for one love it! It always amazes me how I can look at a pile of strips and think, wow this is going to be huge and then in the end it is half the size I think it will be. Anyway, this came out great!

  4. Vivian B. says:

    I’m loving it so far! Is this going to be a “for you” quilt or a donation quilt? If its for you, I could see after quilting it, putting buttons down a few random strips mimicking the placket on the front of a shirt as an embellishment. If your machine does zigzag , they can be sewn on by machine too.

  5. abydolinger says:

    What an ingenious way to repurpose shirts! I favor a green binding just for fun.

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