Jelly Roll Happy Scallops quilt

Today I’m sharing a jelly roll version of the Happy Scallops quilt. This Happy Scallops quilt was made using a Maple jelly roll by Riley Blake.

Happy Scallops is the newest stash buster in the Quilty Love pattern line up and is a jelly roll friendly one.

The Happy Scallops quilt pattern is in the shop here.

Jelly Roll friendly quilt pattern

Happy Scallops is the newest stash buster pattern and I was thrilled that it works out with a jelly roll or 2.5 inch strips. I was able to use one jelly roll to make this square throw size.

If the jelly roll strips are 43 inches then it works to use just one jelly roll. If the strips are less than that then you will need more strips. A lot of jelly rolls are plenty long but there are a few brands that will run a little shorter. In that case, add strips or add another jelly roll.

I used a Maple jelly roll by Riley Blake for this quilt.

Stashbuster quilt pattern

Happy Scallops is the latest in the Quilty Love stash buster series. This quilt is a nice stash buster because you can use any of the following cuts of fabric for it:

  • Fat quarters
  • 10 inch squares (layer cakes)
  • 2.5 inch strips (jelly rolls)
  • Your scrap stash

Quick and easy quilt pattern

Happy Scallops is also a nice and easy pattern to sew up. It goes together quickly with strip piecing.

Sewing with jelly roll strips

Jelly Roll strips can be a little finicky to sew with. They aren’t always a perfect 2.5 inch wide and they have these uneven edges that don’t help with accuracy.

I found that sewing them together using a scant 1/4 inch seam helped a lot. Use the edge of the points as the edge of the fabric. You can see in my photo above just how scant these end up being. That is my 1/4 inch foot for my Juki and I ran it along the very edge of the points. This did help and my blocks sized out pretty well.

I ran the first few strips through without trying to do a scant 1/4″ and my blocks came out WAY too small. So I took the time to really do a scant 1/4 inch seam on the rest and that really helped.

Multi stitch zig zag quilting

I quilted up this jelly roll Happy Scallops myself using the multi stitch zig zag on my Janome MC6700p. I recently revisited this stitch and am kind of obsessed again.

I used to use it all the time on my older Janome because it couldn’t do the wavy stitch I love so much. Well ever since I got a Janome that could do the wavy stitch, I haven’t used this one!

It’s so easy to do and nice and forgiving. It’s stitch 6 on my Janome MC6700p. I like a width of 7.0 and a stitch length of about 3.5 – 4.0. I space my lines 3/4 inch apart.

Jelly Roll Happy Scallops quilt materials

Quilt pattern: Happy Scallops by Quilty Love
Fabrics: Maple jelly roll by Riley Blake Designs
Background: Kona cotton
Backing: Warp and Weft Wovens in Cactus by Ruby Star Society
Pieced on my Juki 2010q
Quilted on my Janome MC6700p