Fancy: A Jelly Roll Lap Quilt

Hi! My name is Keera from, and I am so excited to be sharing my first Moda Bake Shop project with you {!!}. This lap-quilt is so quick to make up, fresh and summer-y and super-satisfying in its end result. This quilt is perfect for both beginner quilters as well as seasoned wanting a quick project. 

The story behind this quilt is very simple. I was inspired by the vintage feel of Bonnie and Camille’s Happy-Go-Lucky fabrics. The prints in this line, especially the sweet and feminine florals, remind me so much of the vintage fabrics my grandmother sewed with when I was growing up, I couldn’t resist using for them for the quilt! I do hope you love Fancy as much as I do.  


1 Jelly Roll {Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie & Camille}                 
2 ¾ yardage {Bella Solids White}
4 ½ yards backing fabric {Happy-Go-Lucky Garden Aqua 55061 12 }
½ yard binding fabric {Happy-Go-Lucky Penny Navy 55065 17 }
Cotton/Bamboo batting {at least 75″ x 80″ – I used a Queen size which allowed a bit left-over}

step one:
Separate jelly roll strips and select 40 prints.

From solid white, cut:
36 – 2 ½” x WOF {width of fabric} strips; sub-cut these strips 7 times each into 4 ½” rectangles {252 total}.

From selected binding print fabric, cut:
7 each – 2 ½” x WOF strips

step two:
Match two prints together, to make 20 strip sets, in preparation for stitching.
step three:
With right sides together, stitch the 20 strip sets along the long edge. Press towards darker 
step four:
Sub-cut these strips 13 times, into 2 ½” rectangles {diagram a}: Set aside leftovers.

step five:
Match one white rectangle with one print strip set right sides together. Stitch along the long edge
{diagram b}. Press seam towards prints. Repeat for all remaining strip sets {252 in total}.

step six:
To assemble each fan block you will need:
– Four strip set blocks {diagram c}.

step seven:
Lay out four strip set blocks in a fan formation {diagram d}. Sew the top two strip set blocks
together, taking care to ‘nest’ seams. Press seams towards one side. 

Repeat for bottom two strip set blocks {diagram e}. 

Complete the fan block, joining these two pieces together and stitching along long edge 
{diagram f}. Press seams to one side.

step eight:
Lay blocks in a 7 block by 9 block layout as desired.
step nine:
Assemble quilt top in rows. Sew blocks in each row together, repeating for each row and 
yielding 7 fan block strips, each with 9 blocks {diagram g}. 

step ten:
Join each row along the inside edge producing your 7 block by 9 block quilt top.
step eleven:
Layer quilt top, batting and backing and baste with safety pins.

step twelve:
Quilt as desired. Trim excess.
*fancy was machine quilted using free motion quilting in a floral/clover pattern.

step thirteen:
Sew 2 ½” binding strips together end to end to form one long strip. Press seams open. Press
strip in half with wrong sides together.
step fourteen:
Using a quarter inch {¼“} seam sew your binding strips to the front of your basted and quilted 
piece with raw edges together. Start along one side leaving a tail of about 6-10 inches. Sew 
along until you reach ¼” from the corner.
step fifteen:
Take your quilt and turn, lift your strip straight up and then bring it back down to align raw edges 
{diagram h}. Continue sewing your binding strips. Repeat for the next three corners.

step sixteen:
When you reach the beginning of your binding, stop sewing and match and trim the two tails of 
binding strip, so it will sit neatly along the quilt edge. Unfold your strips and with right sides 
together, sew your two tails together {you may need to wrangle your quilt a bit to do this!}.
step seventeen:
Re-fold sewn strip and lay flat against side of your quilt and sew in place.
step eighteen:
Turn binding strip to back-side of your quilt and hand-sew in place.
* in the case of machine binding complete all above steps, however sewing the binding strip to the BACK of the quilt in step 14, and turning to the front of the quilt, and machine stitching in step 18.

One lap quilt measuring about 60″ x 75″.
*larger quilt tops can be made by making more strip set mini-blocks in steps four to seven. 

Keera Job

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