QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Log-A-Rhythm Jelly Roll Quilt

Great quilt top from an online auction, maybe
1930-1960

It's a version of what they call Half-A-Log in Gees Bend,
Alabama.

A Half a Log about 1900

But this one has an extra square in the intersections
and that square is always red.
There's a four patch in the corner.
Not a published pattern
 
I drew it up in EQ8 using my new repro fabrics
Ladies Legacy from Moda.

The collection has lights and darks and several bright reds.

For a 12" finished block you need to cut 2-1/2 Inch strips.
Perfect for a Jelly Roll.

36 Blocks will make a 72" quilt
Half the blocks have the four patch in the top right;
half in the bottom left. That's the Log-a-Rhythm


I have no idea how many blocks you could get out of one Jelly Roll.
But you probably have a few more 2-1/2" strips in the stash that would work out fine.


7 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What a fabulous idea! I've never used a jelly roll, but this looks like the perfect opportunity to give it a shot. Cyndi doesn't carry jelly rolls and she isn't ordering much these days so I will order one online. I'll let you know how many blocks I get out of one roll. (But, of course don't hold your breath waiting)

Barbara Brackman said...

And Ms Reed don't hold your breath waiting for the fabric. I see they've freed the ship stuck in the Suez Canal but there are innumerable delays...

Unknown said...

Oh my, is it true your fabric was stuck on that poor ship?

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful pattern. It would look great in 2" strips also.

San / Gypsy Quilter Designs

Cissa K said...

You will need 2 strips of the jelly roll to complete a block, and extra fabric for the "red squares" in this example.
So, if you divide the number of strips in you jelly roll by 2, that is number of blocks you can get from that jelly roll.
You will have a few inches left (about 10"), from each strip. If it is a scrappy quilt, you will have a few more blocks.
This is a rough estimate.

cityquilter grace said...

great pattern....would be ideal for scraps as well...which i "might" just have...LOL..nice fabric line....will keep an eye out

Denny1600 said...

Thanks for sharing this great pattern. Giving me ideas ...

Susie H said...

Looks like a fun block. Thank you and I'll be looking for your new line!