Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll

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Welcome!  I hope you like the look of the new site and the new online shop!  I am excited to be back to blogging and am excited to share some new projects.  First up is this super easy rainbow jelly roll quilt.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

This is the perfect beginner quilt.  Why is it so easy?

  1. No anguishing over fabric choices or cutting, just grab a jelly roll!
  2. No seams to match!  Since this is just a strip quilt it’s all just simple piecing.
  3. It’s pretty small.  The finished size is 42” x 60” so it’s easy to baste and quilt.  You can also use one piece of fabric for the back.
  4. It’s all straight line quilting!
  5. The Creative Bug workshop walks you through the whole process.

If you are new to quilting, these workshops cover the basics:

Machine Quilting Basics on Creativebug
Quilt Sandwich on Creativebug
Quilting Finishing and Binding on CreativebugYou can watch these class for free if you sign up for Creative Bug 14 Day Trial!

This is the video workshop for the Rainbow Jellyroll Quilt Top.  The process is pretty straightforward.  Layout your jelly roll strips in the order you like and sew together for the top.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

I used white for the back and binding and a Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids New Bright Palette Jelly Roll for the top, but you can use any jelly roll for this.

One thing I did with my quilt that isn’t in the video is changing the back.  When I squared up my quilt top, I had quite a bit left over.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

It was just to pretty to toss, so I took out a few of the really small pieces and trimmed it up.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

I used it down the middle of the back.  It was just a couple of extra steps but I love the way the back looks.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

The quilting is just straight lines and I did the binding on my machine.

Easy Rainbow Quilt from a Jelly Roll - Perfect beginner quilt from Two More Minutes.

This quilt has gone EVERYWHERE with us this summer.  It’s perfect for the beach, picnics, or playing outside.  I think it’s easier to lay down a quilt than a blanket.  It lays flatter and doesn’t bunch up.  Perfect for playtime!  Both kids love it and it’s small enough to take with us.

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