- 1 jelly roll, or 40 2.5" WOF strips of print fabric (I used "Gooseberry" by Lella Boutique for Moda)
- 1 jelly roll white fabric, or 40 2.5" strips from yardage (I used Kona Snow)
I followed the tutorial for the "tube method" found here on the Quiltville blog, but I altered it slightly. Instead of using 16" strips for a 6 by 6 block, cut the jelly strips in half (approx. 21") and alternate 4 print strips and 4 white strips for each block, yielding an 8 by 8 block. The blocks will be 16" instead of 12".
You'll need to make 10 blocks that start with a print strip in the top corner, and 10 that start with a white strip, otherwise your blocks won't connect properly. When you lay them out, rotate the ones that start with a print 90 degrees, and alternate them with the ones that start with white.
*I got the idea to make the blocks bigger, thus maximizing the jelly strips, from @shutterbugmal on Instagram. She made a gorgeous quilt using two Hello Darling jelly rolls. I opted to calm things down a bit by using just one jelly roll and alternating it with white.
This will give you 20 blocks, laid out in a 4 by 5 grid, for a 64" by 80" quilt.
If there are any more questions, feel free to leave a comment!
*UPDATE: My Insta friend Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Designs has improved upon this version with a clever pressing tip! Go check it out here. You'll want to see her version :)