Jellied Lone Star Quilt

Today we are going to see the Jellied Lone Star Quilt and hope you all experience this fun traditional quilt; it will be so easy to customize and really make your own!

Quilting is a fun and practical way to pass the time. You use your creativity to create beautiful blankets, cushions and home decorations that will be passed on to your children and grandchildren. In a few steps you will learn how to make a basic quilt to display your new skill to friends and family.

Choose your cutting tools. To make a symmetrical and aligned quilt, it is very important to have the same sized pieces nicely cut equally. Not only does this give a professional look to the job, but it speeds up the quilt process and makes it easier for beginners. Normal fabric shears serve, but rotary cutters are usually considered better fabric cutters.Rotary cutters come in a variety of sizes, but the middle ones are great to start with.

I’ll let you know, this is not necessarily a quick quilt Jellied Lone Star Quilt. But by spending time on the steps, you’ll end up with a stunning dazzling star without playing with 200 little diamonds and no seams! This Jellied Lone Star Quilt pattern measures 59 “x 59” and can be used for a small toss or hanging on the wall but would also make a large oversized base for a medallion with a few borders to customize the exact size you want.

Material:

  • 1 Jelly Roll of Feed Company by Sweetwater
  • 3 yards Feed Company Vanilla (5575 14) for the background
  • 1 yd for Feed Company Black (5572 13) for binding
  • 4 yards Feed Company Splash (5576 12) for backing

Tools

  • Ruler with 45 degree marking (a 24″ long ruler is helpful, but not required)
  • Chalk pen or other marking pen

instruções para o padrão Jellied Lone Star Quilt.:

Separate 25 jelly roll strips into by the following colors

Separate 25 Jelly Roll Strips by Color
  • 5 red
  • 4 black,
  • 5 dark blue
  • 5 light blue
  • 3 red with white
  • 3 white

I highly recommend that you starch the jelly roll strips before getting started!

From your background yardage cut

  • 4 @ 11″ squares
  • 4 @ 15″ squares

If you’re a sewist that prefers to always use a scant 1/4″ then you may want to cut slightly larger squares (it’ll get trimmed to size later in the construction) one quilter reported having too-tiny-triangles from the 11″ and 15″ size squares; they weren’t quite big enough. I hope this discrepancy has not inconveniences any of my fellow makers.

Cut 4 @ 11" squares and 4 @ 15" squares
  • Cut squares in half diagonally yielding 8 small and 8 large triangles
Cut in half to 8 large and 8 small triangles

Part 1

Summary
Separate jelly strips into 5 groups in the following order

Group 1: Red, white, lightblue, red, dark blue
Group 2: White, white, blue, white with red, black
Group 3: Light blue, light blue, light blue, red, dark blue
Group 4: Red, white with red, red, white with red, black
Group 5: Dark blue, black, dark blue, black, dark blue

Group 1,2 & 3 Colors
Group 4 & 5 Colors

Part 2

Summary
We are going to strip piece the groups together offsetting the ends approximately 2″. Go in the listed order for each group above.

  • Take the first color in the group and lay it right side up
Lay first strip right side up
  • Take the next color in the order and lay it on top, right sides together offset 2″ to the right
Lay next strip RST offset same selvage edge by 2 inches
  • Sew a 1/4″ seam along the top edge
Sew 1/4" SA across top
  • Set seam and press the seam allowance open
Press seams open
  • Repeat with each strip in the group in the order listed above
Tip to make this easier! Use your finger as a gague
Finished group 1

You’re going to repeat this process with each of the groups. Use the order listed above and keep organized by keeping the same selvage on the start end; it makes this pattern much easier to complete.

All groups done

Part 3

Summary
Sub cut 8 strips at a 45 degree angle

  • Lay your pieced strips sideways on your cutting mat and use the 45 degree mark on your ruler and line it up with one of your seams, be sure that the edge of your ruler does not go over the selvage on any strip
Trim Selvage off at a 45 degree angle
  • Flip the strip and cut a 2 1/2″ strip from that clean edge
Flip and sub-cut 2.5" strips from clean edge
  • Cut 7 more (total of 8) of these diagonal strips from this piece
    There is a bit leftover incase of mis-cuts and for your scrap bin
Cut 8 strips

Repeat with all the other groups

All strips are cut

Part 4

Summary
Using one strip from each group, in order we will piece the diamond strips into 8 identical diamond points of the star

Tip

  • Put safety pins in the starting end of each strip to stay organized
Tip - use safety pins to stay organized
  • Lay strip from group 1 down and lay strip from group 2 above it
    Offset to match seam direction
    Safety pins should be at the same side
Lay first two strips together
  • Flip the top strip and use a marking tool to mark 1/4″ from the edge
Flip & Mark
  • Put the strips right side together and use the top of that 1/4″ mark to align the left and right edges
Match up edges using the top of the 1/4" mark
  • To make sure your seams match up push a pin straight through at the 1/4″ mark in the seam and check that it comes through in the seam in the back, if it does not you may need to shift the strip a little to make them match up
Use a pin to check that seams match up
  • Use lots of pins; it will help keep your points matching up!
Pin liberally
  • Sew a scant 1/4″ seam allowance across the top edge
    The needle should be a hair above the top of the marked edge, do not sew down the middle of the marked line
Sew Scant 1/4" Seam allowance
  • Open to see if your seams and points matched up, mine were not always perfect and there were a couple times I unpicked to fix them but remember: a finished quilt is usually better than a perfect unfinished quilt
Open to check seams
  • Repeat until all 5 strips are sewn together in a diamond
Complete a diamond with all 5 rows

You’ll make 8 identical copies of this diamonds

Part 5

Summary
To avoid having to sew y-seams we are going to attach two triangles to the diamond

  • Make 4 units facing this direction, use a large background triangle, small background triangle and a finished diamond
Make 4 facing this direction

Sew on Small Triangle

  • With right sides together pin the little triangle to the diamond as shown below
    There will be overhand on the right side, that is on purpose
  • Sew along the right edge and press seam open
Match up the triangle with the top point

Sew on Large Triangle

  • With right sides together match up the top left corner and top edge
    Again, there will be overhang at the bottom
  • Sew along that left edge and press the seams open
Again match up the top point
  • Use both the 45 degree marker and the edge of the diamond to square up the overhang from the small triangle
Trim excess using the 45 degree mark on the ruler and the flat edge of the diamond
  • Use both the 45 degree marker and the edge of the block to trim up the overhang from the large triangle
Trim excess using the 45 degree mark on the ruler and the flat edge of the diamond

After you’ve made 4 units in that direction repeat the steps in the opposite direction to make 4 blocks as shown below

Make 4 that face the other direction

Part 6

Summary:
Finishing the star

  • Pair up a point block from each direction to create a 4 square blocks
Sew together opposite blocks in pairs like so
  • Mark your 1/4″ and use the pin trick above to make sure your points match up
  • Sew into 4 square blocks
Mark your 1/4" to match up seams like before with the pin
  • Sew two square blocks together as shown below and again, make your 1/4″ mark and check that your seams match up with the pin trick
  • Press seams open
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  • Take the two halves of the star and again make the 1/4″ mark to match up the seams and complete the star
  • Press seams open
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Part 7

Summary:
Time to add the border. I tried to get pictures but illustrations will have to do!

  • The star measured as a 47″ unfinished block*
    * I recommend you measure your star and adjust accordingly, these diagonal seams are persnickety
  • From the remaining background fabric I cut 7 @ 6.5″ x WOF strips and cut the pieces in the diagram below to add a border to the quilt
    • 4 @ 30″ x 6 1/2″
    • 2 @ 40″ x 6 1/2″
    • 2 @ 7 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Attaching the border

See too: Fun Poinsettia Quilt

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