We designed this jelly roll pattern a little while ago and featured it in our Precuts Club this month. Log cabin quilts have always been a favourite of ours and one of our previous log cabin designs – Log Cabin Hidden Stars has been by far and away our best selling pattern over in the States. There are so many different designs and ways to use log cabin blocks and this quilt is perfect for beginners with no fancy rulers and no complicated techniques. Perfect!
Our biggest tip is to be organised. Once you’ve sub-cut your strips, just make sure they are in the correct pile and if necessary, label the piles so you know what’s what. Also make sure that your background fabric has contrast with your jelly roll strips so that the design pops out.
We used a jelly roll that we put together ourselves using Edyta Sitar’s Blue Sky collection which you can purchase online. If you prefer a less scrappy look, then why not buy long quarters and you can cut four 2½in strips out of each long quarter.