August is the time of year for County Fairs, frantically finishing 4-H projects, and yes; getting ready for back to school! I try to select a Jelly Roll quilt that reflects "Fair Week." This year's Jelly Roll quilt for August is "Kissing Booth" by Freckled Whimsy.
Image from Freckled Whimsy blog.
I used the "Dottie" jelly roll from Moda. For the background, I chose a black-on-white dot from my stash. Can't have too many dots! I bought my jelly roll at the April Pueblo Quilt and Stitch Expo, but I see it's still available from Fort Worth Fabric Studios.
Image from Fort Worth Fabric Studios.
"Kissing Booth" is a fast, easy pattern. If you pre-cut the jelly roll into the required lengths, you should easily be able to put this quilt together in one day.
The only shortcoming is a lack of pressing directions. I think it's important to press so that the seams "nestle," so here are my pressing instructions for this block.
Unit A (page 3) press toward the triangle.
Unit B (page 3) press toward the long rectangle.
Unit C (page 4) press toward the triangle.
Unit D (page 5) press toward the long triangle.
Attach Unit A to the large square and press toward the square. (I know that's the background, and probably the lighter fabric, but it will make your block go together more easily!)
Attach Unit B to the square/Unit A and again press toward the square.
Attach Unit D to the Unit A/Unit B/square piece and press toward the square.
Sew the small square to Unit D and press toward the small square.
Sew Unit D/small square to larger unit and press toward Unit D.
Here's a closeup:
When sewing the rows together, press all blocks in row 1 to the left, row 2 to the right and so on. There are no nesting seams within the rows, yay!
Here are the blocks I have finished. It will be fun to arrange the colors when I get all the blocks finished.
Linking up to Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.
And WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts.
As well as WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis at Tami's Amis and Other Creations.
My "A Quilt Block a Day" quilt is finished, quilted, bound and on the bed! Come back Friday to see the finished quilt!
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