Petunia Strings by the River
Petunia Strings by the River Pillows
Edit: I used yardage of muslin for the quilt - I just figured it out and it takes 4 and 1/4 yd - every tube uses 3 - 2 1/2 inch strips (7 1/2 inches) - you will have lots of odd pieces at the ends that can be used for other projects.
First you will make 2 pieces:
- one will have 2 prints with 1 solid strip in the center
- one will have 2 solids with 1 print in the center
The next diagram shows you the fabrics I used and how they work for the corners. The strip with 2 prints and 1 solid is the one that gets used to create the center of the design.
Here is a diagram of my blocks sewn together so you can see how the blocks look in this setting. This is really a fast and fun way to make blocks and would be beautiful scrappy!
Each pillow used 4 small strip blocks.
I don't recommend using the 2 1/2 inch strips pieces for a border.....it stretched because of the bias edges on the blocks. I bought 2 jelly rolls so I could use the fabrics for a border...I just sewed strips together and added them around the sides.
For my binding I cut some of the strips in half and also added some leftover pieces for a completely scrappy binding cut at 2 1/2 inches. It is a straight edge binding not a bias. I only do bias binding on a quilt with curves edges. I sewed it to the front side of my quilt after quilting and then I machine stitched it down.
Edit: Each tube uses 3 strips from your jelly roll - you get enough blocks from one to make 1 large design block (4 small blocks) - you will have 2 small blocks leftover from each tube.
One jelly roll - using 39 strips will give you 13 large blocks and you will have 13 small blocks leftover that could be used another project or you could mix and match them.
I actually used only 21 of the strips from the 2nd jelly roll for the blocks since I have 20 blocks.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any questions on something I didn't explain clear enough just email me. Have fun!