I've had this jelly roll for years. Years! Time to get it off the shelf and onto my couch!
This quilt is modeled after Christa's Quilt Along on Christa Quilts. I followed her directions to the T except I made my quilt bigger. And I only used 1 jelly roll. The difference between how she cut her strips and how I cut mine is this: I did not cut mine in half.
We both sewed 2 strips together. She cut her half strips into 4 pieces and I cut my full strips into 9 pieces. She ended up with 160 (and used 145). I ended up with 180 (and used 180). No wasting and you get a bigger quilt.
This quilt is about 50 x 62 inches. One other thing I did different - I laid out the entire quilt on my design wall borders and all. I wanted to make sure I spread out all the different colors even in the borders. I took the top and bottom borders off and labeled them 1 and 2.
Then I took down and labeled the sides. I drew a picture and put my numbers on them so I wouldn't forget what went where. Finally I took down the rows and labeled them with a different color sticky note to keep them straight.
For the quilting I stitched in the ditch around the cream borders. Then I free handed leaves with a swirl in the border blocks. On the 2 sides where there is an odd number of squares, I quilted a heart with a swirl.
The center is a looping meander. I connected the start of the first row to the start of the next and the end of the first row to the end of the second. It took 4 passes so there are 2 sets continuous loops.