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Join the Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt

We’re bringing you a free pattern and video series called Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt to celebrate Christmas in July. It’s a good time to start something for the holidays. And… it’s a MYSTERY! 

Each week in July we will release one video tutorial with a FREE pattern with a little help from our quilty friends. If you’re new to quilting, the detailed videos will show you how to cut, stitch and sew every step of the way! We won’t reveal the look of the quilt beforehand. That’s a secret! If you participated in our Merry Mini Mystery Quilt last year you know how fun it can be. 

We have a great group of quilt designers joining us for this event! Each week we’ll visit one designer’s blog for the video and pattern.

Thursday, July 2 – Block 1 Reveal

Mother/daughter duo Sherri and Chelsi have joined in the fun. These Moda Designers are sharing their love of quilting and on their weekly podcast.


Visit Sherri’s Blog
Download Block 1 Pattern
Watch the Tutorial

Thursday, July 9 – Block 2 Reveal

Beverly McCullough’s cheerful vintage designs grace her blog, Flamingo Toes. Her new collection, Singing in the Rain for Riley Blake Designs is sure to brighten your day.

Thursday, July 16 Block 3 Reveal

Thursday, July 23 Block 4 Reveal

Pat Sloan, the “Voice of Quilting,” is a quilting designer, author and lecturer who inspires countless quilters around the world in her books and weekly Fireside Chats.

Thursday, July 30 – Finishing Pattern // The Jolly Jabber Blog

Be sure to “hop” to each blog to get the free block patterns and video. You can share this button to show you’re participating.

Right-click on the badge to download it.

 

Fabric Requirements

All you need to start with are fourteen 2.5″ X 42″ strips (or a Jelly Roll) and 2.5 yards of background fabric. This quilt finishes at 50.5″ square. Bonus: In case you’re interested in making this quilt larger, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts will be sharing finishing instructions to enlarge the quilt to 70.5″ square with the addition of borders using the leftover scraps. So stay tuned for those instructions on July 30 and follow Edyta’s blog for more info.

Download the PDF of Fabric Requirements

 

We made our super secret sample with Christmas Figs II by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics, but you can sew yours in any collection. It doesn’t have to be Christmas fabric at all!

Join the Sew Along

We hope you’ll join us for the Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt sew along in July! Download your copy of the fabric requirements, pick out your fabrics, and meet us over on Sherri McConnell’s Blog, on Thursday, July 2, for the first block pattern and video!

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Be sure to share your projects using #JellySnowflakeQAL and tag us (@fatquartershop) to join in the fun!

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125 comments

    1. Wonderful! Hope you join us. Please note our original fabric requirements stated 2 yards background. We’ve updated that to 2.5 yards.

    1. Hope you join us. Please note our original fabric requirements stated 2 yards background. We’ve updated that to 2.5 yards.

      1. I was wondering if the 2.5 yd background could be scrappy? I have white/cream fat quarters that I’d like to use, but wanted to double check first. Thank you!

    1. Wonderful! Please note our original fabric requirements stated 2 yards background. We’ve updated that to 2.5 yards.

  1. I surely would like to try this one! I truly love mystery quilts. I will have to use my own fabric, so I will start putting some things together today!

  2. I have a question about the amount of background fabric needed. In the post it says 2 yards and on the fabric requirement sheet it says 2 and a half yards. Which is it?

    1. It is 2-1/2 yards. If you follow them on Instagram they posted that they made a mistake on the initial post. 😀

  3. I participated in last year’s turned out super cute that I made two of them. I will join in the fun this year.

    1. Yes you can for the most part, except there is one cutting that requires a piece longer than the JB rectangle (5″ x 10″). You could piece together 2 Jolly Bars and subcut those pieces, and I estimate you need about 28 JB rectangles minimum, more if you want to cut prints as desired.

  4. So much Fun to Do A Quilt Along. Specially When
    My Birthday Is
    July 25th ☺🎄
    I always Say I Was Born
    ” Christmas In July”
    😀🎄👏🎄

  5. So I’m new to this quilt along idea. I really as want to join but kinda busy the 3rd week. Do the instructions stay up for more then one week?

    1. Yes, you can do this as long as you can make accurate cuts and sew with a 1/4″ seam. It’s all straight lines. The videos will be pretty detailed.

  6. From Perth Western Australia……Snow excited. I love snowflakes the most. Never done a sew along. Now to choose my fabrics. 💞❄️

  7. I have a few Jelly Rolls that have just been waiting for the right pattern to come along! Lemon slices on royal blue, coffee themed, Americanca… Now to choose which one. Never made a jelly roll quilt. Can’t wait!

  8. I understand there was a live discussion about this last Friday? How do I access that? And count me in. I’d like to give it a go. Pretty new at quilting.

  9. I have Tula Pink’s dots and stripes jelly roll. is that a good choice for this sew along? thanks

  10. I cannot believe with all the fabric I have, that I do not have a Christmas jelly roll. Would fat quarters work?

  11. Me, ME!! Sounds like such fun! Great idea! Maybe I’ll actually be able to finish before THIS Christmas,

  12. This is my first mystery quilt. Do the 14 strips have to be different fabrics or just 14 that can be duplicate prints?

  13. I’m ready! I bought the Christmas fig book when I first heard it being used. ( I thought we had to have it) I have my Christmas jelly rolls ready, actually 2 colors. I’ll decide at the last minute.

    1. You could do a two-color quilt with the main design (2.5″ strips) one color and the background another. Blue and white make a nice wintry combination as well.

  14. Hello from the UK. I’ve never followed a sew along before so I’m rather excited about it. So far I’ve chosen my jelly roll but will need to get my ‘skates on’ and get the other fabrics together !

  15. Got my Jelly Roll today! Can’t wait to get started. Do we have to register for the quilt along?

  16. A couple of replies mentioned borders, although they’re not shown in the diagram or mentioned in the yardage requirements. I may want to make mine a bit larger by adding a border, and want to make sure I have the fabric for my top before it becomes unavailable. Would 2 yards be enough? I realize this would increase the backing yardage. Thanks!!

    1. Kathy M… from blog… All you need to start with are fourteen 2.5″ X 42″ strips (or a Jelly Roll) and 2.5 yards of background fabric. This quilt finishes at 50.5″ square. Bonus: In case you’re interested in making this quilt larger, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts will be sharing finishing instructions to enlarge the quilt to 70.5″ square with the addition of borders using the leftover scraps. So stay tuned for those instructions on July 30 and follow Edyta’s blog for more info.

  17. I have been wanting to learn to quilt forever! And this looks like a super fun way to start! As a super newbie…what do you need to get started with this project in terms of thread, cutter, mat etc. Thanks!

    1. Gwen, there is no need to sign up. Either return to this page each week for a pattern update, or “hop” to that week’s designer blog for the pattern and video. Have fun!

      1. Thank you Kate. So, I assume the video will be available to view all day at the link you provided, right? I am in southern California and 3 am is a bit early for me, but I am in to watch later.

  18. I never did a Quilt Along before. Catching up on viewing some of the Quilt Alongs posted since the pandemic started. I have been watching quite a few YouTube videos as I have been working on a couple of old UFO projects. Went through my jelly roll stash and had background of the Bella Solid. All ready to go.

  19. So much fun! I love quilt alongs! I have a christmas 1.5″ honey bun of fabric that i would like to use. Do you think i could adapt the pattern to use it??

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