An Easy Quilt with two Jelly Rolls : Summer in the Park

Here is an easy quilt with two Jelly Rolls: one solid (ie plain colour) and one whatever you like.

It is easy and quick using some great short cuts. In the video and the pdf tutorial the solid colour was white but I am thinking of doing this with black and using a grey themed jelly roll. I don’t think this quite fits with the title of the quilt summer in the park, perhaps Nighttime at the Concert? I have in mind to make this quilt for a teenage boy.

Thanks to Missouri Star Quilt Company for the video tutorial. The only difficult bit on the video was the cutting the triangles which I could not work out quite what was happening until I found in the comments a link to a free pattern: Summer at the Beach from England Street Quilts.

The important thing is to cut a 45 degree angle using your square ruler or any ruler if you use the 45 degree angle on your mat  but to line everything up with the stitching line not the edge of the fabric. See below diagrams which are included in the pdf pattern linked above. With that information I am able to follow the whole video! And hopefully my blocks will come out nice and square 🙂

setting the ruler for an Easy Quilt with two Jelly Rollssetting the ruler for an Easy Quilt with two Jelly Rolls


Of course if you don’t have a solid jelly roll you could cut strips yourself. Let me know in the comments if you make this Easy Quilt with two Jelly Rolls !



Tarnya is Quilting Focus' webmaster and a beginner quilter who hasn’t ventured much outside pre-cuts and quilting in the ditch. She is excited by modern short cut quilting techniques which makes quilting so much more achievable for those who are quite short on time. She enjoys making quilts for her children who she says do not notice mistakes and feel loved by what she makes. "I appreciate how learning and improving my quilting, cross pollinates into other creative areas of my life: for example colour, balance, proportion are important to quilting, but they are also important to web design."

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