Friday, September 14, 2018

Jelly Roll Houses ~ Block 1 Tutorial

Jelly Roll House Block 1

Fabric  Needed:

7 different 2.5 by Width of Fabric strips

Cutting Instructions:

Strips 1 ~ Sky 

Cut 2 squares - 2.5"
Cut 1 rectangle - 2.5" by 3.5"
Cut 1 rectangle - 2.5" by 8" 

Strip 2 ~ Roof

Cut  1 rectangle - 2.5" by 12.5" 

Strip 3 ~ Chimney

Cut 1 rectangle - 2.5" by 2" 

Strip 4 ~ Door

Cut 1 rectangle - 2.5" by 4.5" 

Strip 5 ~ House

Cut 4 rectangles 2.5" by 6.5"
Trim to 2" by 6.5" 

Cut 6 rectangles 2.5" by 1.5" 

Strip 6 ~ Lower House 

Cut 2 rectangles - 2.5" by 5.5" 

(Note:  if you have two of strip 5 you may cut all house pieces from 2 strips, if desired
I like the scrappier look for this house.)

Strip 7 ~ Windows

Cut 2 squares - 2.5" 

Save all your leftover strip pieces for other House Blocks

Sewing Steps:

Step 1 Sewing:

Sew 2.5" by 1.5" rectangles to top of 2.5"  windows and top of  2.5" by 4.5" door.

Sew  2.5 " by 1.5" chimney piece to 2.5" by 3.5" sky piece.

Sew one 2.5" square onto corner of 2.5" by 12.5" roof piece as shown


Press all seams open for a nice flat block.
There are no nested seams in this block. 

I like to chain piece each step.

I also like to cut the corner off the square,
allowing for the 1/4" seam,
before sewing onto the strip.
You may draw a line or use the method most comfortable for you.

I sew and save the HST for my scrap pieces basket.

Step 2 Sewing:

Sew window units together.

Sew center window to top of door unit.

Sew 2.5" by 8" sky piece to right of chimney.

Sew 2.5" sky square to left side of roof unit, as shown,
being careful to sew so to flip in the correct direction.

Step 3 Sewing:

Sew one 5.5" by 2" house rectangles to either side of window units.

Step 4 Sewing:

Sew 2.5" by 5.5" alternate house fabric to bottom of the window units.

Step 5 Sewing:

Sew Step 4 window units to either side of door unit.

Sew chimney unit to roof unit. 

This is my unfinished Block 1 House,
which measures 12.5 inches.

This block will measure 12" square finished when sewn into a quilt. 

I pressed all seams open as I went along.

Here is the back of my pressed block. 

This block measures 12.5" square, unfinished. 

This block was featured in my

The plan is to make a series of these blocks,
some the same, some different,
in different sizes to as far as this one

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will take me.

If necessary to complete the blocks and scrappy setting, 
I will add some strips from the
Crayola Solids Rolie Polie

So you will be seeing more jelly roll house blocks popping up on my blog from time to time.

If there is enough interest, I might make it into a quiltalong format.

Would you be interested in a Jelly Roll Houses Quiltalong?


Dorian said...

What a great house Pat! Thank you for the tutorial. Have a great day my friend.

Teresa said...

I would be interested in the quilt along. I have always wanted to make a "house quilt." I have a lot of fabric on hand that I would probably just make mine scrappy from my stash rather than purchasing jelly rolls. But what a fun way to use up some of my stash.

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for such a nice and detailed tutorial, Pat. It looks great.

Charlene S said...

I love your house. I can kit and sew as needed with it. I am very interested in a sew/quilt along. Thank you for offering.

Susan said...

What a fun house made from a jelly roll - thanks for the tutorial! You can celebrate National Jelly Roll Day tomorrow!

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Thank you for the tutorial. A house Sew along sounds interesting.

Kay said...

Thinking a sew/quilt along making scrappy houses would be fun. This post gives excellent directions. Thanks

Rosemary said...

Definitely would join in!! Fun!

Unknown said...

Yes I would join along!

Susan said...

This could be fun! I do have a lot of leftover 2.5" strips that could be used for this.