Summer in the Park Quilt Revamped- Easy Quilting With Jelly Rolls

Summer in the Park Quilt Revamped- Easy Quilting With Jelly Rolls

Hi, I’m Jenny from the MSQC. Take a look
at this great quilt behind me. What’s so cool about this is that this is a variation
on Summer in the Park. Summer in the Park is the quilt that we’ve tutorialed that
we did quite a while ago and gosh, it’s awesome. Everybody loves it. But there’s
so many things you can do with it. Summer in the Park is made with opposite strip sets.
So you would have two light ones and a dark one. And two dark ones and a light one. You
sew them together and you cut your blocks out of that. We also did a tutorial on the
honey bun Summer in the Park and that’s made with little thin strips and a wide strip
and little thin strips. But they’re mirrored. Each side is identical. So this one is done
the same way but just with a little bit of variation. So to make this quilt you’re going to need
a jelly roll and three yards of background fabric. That’s this fabric here. And you
want it to coordinate and look nice. The jelly roll we’ve chosen for this quilt is called
Serena, it’s by Windham Fabrics and by Another Point of View. And it’s just gorgeous. You
guys know how I feel about blue and white and it’s just beautiful. So what we’re
going to do is we’re going to take three strips. We’re going to open up this jelly
roll, that’s the hardest part. And we’re going to divide it into three strips. And
I like to kind of keep them, you know, light, medium, and dark. And you know, mix up my
colors. So we’re going to sew three strips together. To do that, you’re just going
to lay two strips right sides together, sew a quarter of an inch , press it open, then
add one to the other side. Again just a quarter of an inch and press it open. And you’ll
get this strip set that’s just like this. And you’re going to do that with all of
your strips. Your whole jelly roll strip. Once you get this sewn together you’re going
to measure how tall this is. And this one happens to be about six and half inches. Then
you’re going to cut a piece of background fabric to put on the top. And we are going
to sew this together on both sides, one quarter of an inch on this side and a quarter of an
inch on this side. And we are going to make a tube. It’s going to be completely enclosed.
So let’s go to the sewing machine and do that. Alright, I’m just lining these up and sewing
a quarter of an inch down the side. I just have to keep checking and make sure these
are lined up over here. We’re almost to the end. Alright, there we go. Ok, so now
what we’re going to do is we are going to make this long strip set into blocks.And the
key to that is having a square ruler that has a 45 line that goes right across the middle
of it. The 45 is what’s important on this. Not any other measurement, just that 45 line.
Because we’re going to lay our 45 line on the stitch line not the edge. So you can see
right here, it’s sticking up above where this 45 line is. And that’s where we want
it to be. We want it to be on the stitch line, not the edge. Now what I’m going to do is
I’m going to cut off this excess right here. And then I’m going to take my ruler and
I’m just going to slide it down to the other side, again lining it up with the stitch line.
That’s the only thing we’re worried about here is lining it up with the stitch line.
So then we’re going to cut this up here like this. We’ll scoot this away. And then
this will then slide back up to the top. We’ll keep this straight, line it up with, this
has to line up with the edge of there and then this lines up on your stitch line. And
we’re just going to cut these squares like this. Or these, what looks like triangles.
And I’m going to go ahead and cut this whole strip for you. So here we go. We’re going
to slide it up keeping our 45 on the stitch line just like that. Cutting and bringing
that down. There we go. Putting that 45 on the stitch line. Make sure that’s on that
stitch line. Like that. Coming up. I think we’re going to get one more out of here.
Line up on the stitch line So now I’ve cut the entire strip up. And
you get six of these blocks. And what you’re going to get is a block that’s stripped
on one side and solid on the other. And so let’s iron these open. And this is really
a fun quilt because what you’re doing is you’re sewing straight blocks together but
they come out looking like you’ve spent a lot of time setting them on point. Now a
block that is set on point means that instead of sitting square, it’s going to sit diagonally
so that its points are, its points are up and down like this. This is on point when
the point comes up like this. And usually when you make these quilts you have to sew
them in rows down like this. But because of how our blocks go together, which you’re
going to see right here, we’re going to put them together this way. So we’ll match
four of them like this. Look how cool that is. You get a block that’s set on point
which means, you know, the point, the point is up and down versus putting a block together
where your squares are lined up. Now because this is a half square triangle right here,
there’s all kinds of thing that you can do with it. Anything you can do with a half
square triangle you can also do with this block. But we’ve set these together so they’re
a square in a square, like this. And let me mix them up a little bit. Like that. Remember
you’re only getting six out of a strip so you want to be sure that you mix them up because
you’re not going to get enough of everything to make everything match. So I would, I would
cut my whole strip set and have all those blocks and just mix them together. And put
them together in a block of four like this. So then to make this quilt, you have five
blocks, big blocks like this across and you have, what do we have, let’s see, one, two,
three, four, five down. Oh I’m sorry, four across and five down. And that just makes
an awesome quilt. So to sew this together, you’re just going
to do it like a four patch. You’re going to lay them so they come right together. All
these little seams should match up. And, and if you have any trouble with that, we have
the benefit of the bias on here. So let me go ahead and sew these together to show you
how the, how the block goes together. So I’m going to sew these two sides like
this. Make sure I’m in the right spot down there. And I, as I’m coming down the side
of my block, I just lift up this fabric to make sure I’m lined up with the piece that’s
across from it. So they stay together. And then line this one up down here. And then
we’re going to do the next one. So same way, here we go. Oh, you know what, I’m
going to open this up and make sure that mine are going the right direction. So that I don’t
have, there we go, this way and that way. I don’t, we don’t want to have to rip
so we want to make sure they’re going in the right direction. Alright, let me sew this
one together. And I just peek under there to make sure those are lined up. Sew across,
again. Peek under there to make sure they’re lined up and come on down. Come down the homestretch.
There we are. Now we can lay these two together like this and again we just sew it like a
four patch. And because we have all these little seams all along here it just lines
up so nicely because you can check all the time to make sure things are right together.
You can iron that ahead of time if you want to. I’m just going to go ahead and sew this
and then, then iron the block all at once. There we go. And our last little bit down
here. So once you get four of these together, like
this, this is how I put the quilt together is I go ahead and I sew four, four of these
together and I make big blocks. Like big block sets like this. I like to iron from the top
first to make sure there’s no folds. And then, and then I just flip it over and make
my seams lay down the way I want them to. Alright, so this is the block you get and
it’s just adorable. But the really fun thing just by changing the number of strips you
use, it changes the size of the block. So you can do four strips or five strips. On
this table runner right here, I used two strips. And I sewed two strips together and put, sewed
my piece of fabric across the top. I made two sets of those and with that I got these
six blocks right here to make this beautiful table runner. And I just think this is a really
fun way to get a lot of variation very quickly. So we hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the
Summer in the Park variation from the MSQC.

100 thoughts on “Summer in the Park Quilt Revamped- Easy Quilting With Jelly Rolls

  1. I love this. And I love to hear you laugh. You are such a genuine person. Now I am going to think that if they are 10 inches I would need 4 across for a baby quilt. and 4 down so I can put a border on it correct ?  Help me out with with the math here. That would give me a kinda 40 x 40 wouldn't it ? I hate doing math. 

  2. Just watched the torturial on curved logged pieces, really enjoyed and I'm going to try. Wish me luck.

  3. I am teaching myself to quilt and find these tutorials most helpful. I started quilting this past October.I have completed seven quilts and am working on a small throw made with scraps.

  4. I love the endings, little bloopers! Thank you for inspiring another quilting project! 🙂 You teach everything so well!

  5. Are you guys ever going to show us what the original Summer In The Park quilt looked like all sewn together? Im dying over here! If theres a link for it, PLEASE SHARE IT!! <3

  6. I started the revamped Walk in the Park quilt blocks.  Using black, red and white for my niece.  Have a question.  When you sew the blocks together, do seams nest or do we just need to match them and work with the bias to help line up?  

  7. I just loved your Tutorial and couldn't wait to get started. My projekt was a tablerunner out of halloween fabrics. Turned out really nice. The problem is I used black fabric as the backing.When I freemotion stiched  the white triangles (top needle thread white and bobbin thread black)a tiny bit of the black thread shows in the stiching.Tension is ok.Should I better use Nylon invisable thread for the bobbin?

  8. I love this quilt.  I've been looking for a jelly roll pattern for a friend and you have made this look sooooo easy.  Thank you Jenny.

  9. Could you please sponsor a quick curve ruler episode for the metro rings quilt? It looks just like the double wedding ring but much simpler? thanks!

  10. Hi Jenny;  How big does a jelly roll and 3 yrds of fabric make in quilt size.  Please advise as I would love to make this quilt.  I look forward to your response.

  11. You are an amazing instructor. Everything you present is so clear and makes so much sense. It makes even beginners feel they can accomplish anthing if we try. Thank you. A new fan for life.

  12. Thanks for the great idea.  I hear you say "there you go" often in your tutorials.  When our oldest was a baby I would feed him, set him down and say there you go.  So his first words were "there you go".  Imagine my surprise.  He was wonderful.  I have watched lots of different teachers with quilt making but I loves yours the best. 
     Thanks, Allene in Missouri

  13. Jenny, You are just the best instructor!  Because you don't assume that we understand everything in the quilt world.  I just love your tutorials and Summer in the Park if one of my favorites.  Thanks for continuing to make these tutorials.

  14. I was thinking of making this with a downton abbey sybil double scoop. I can't decide on the background fabric..any suggestions? I thought I would put the small castles as the border and the little letter downton abbey as the binder. Thanks for a tutorial, I hope it is as easy as you make it to be. I love watching your tutorials!

  15. I really like "Summer in the Park revamped" I like blue and white and this is gorgeous. I could see it in black and white too.

  16. great tutorial. i am just getting started. i recently finished a basic one with squares. i want to make one as shown in this video but dont have a square ruler, should i buy one or can i use the rectangular one. if yes, then how? please suggest. thanks.

  17. I want to use this for a Baby Quilt I need to make for a donation. But, I am thinking I can get a couple quilts from one jelly roll.  Wonderful Tutorial. Love all of them, wishing I can take a trip west one of these summers. I would really like to see your stores.

  18. Hi Jenny, we are all dying to know how big this quilt is. 4×5 yes. even if we could know how big the squares are. i count them at 6 inches per 1/4 sq triangle, but could that be right? 12" per block. please help, Jenny. You're our only hope!

  19. You are such a fantastic teacher Jenny! A huge thank you for this, and all your wonderful videos: I, like many other keen-to-learn quilters I'm sure, really appreciate your dedication and giving spirit in sharing your knowledge in such an open and caring way! X

  20. I am getting ready to make this quilt just w/ different fabric, but I really would like for you to show how to make that wedding ring quilt in the background of this video also. Thank you Jenny for all the great tutorials!

  21. Your tutorials are so helpful. I've watched several, and Summer in the Park is one of my favorite patterns along with Natalie's T-Shirt Quilt tutorial. I love being able to watch a visual explanation that goes along with many of the BLOCK magazine patterns too. Taking patterns that look complicated but are actually easy to sew and quilt revive enthusiasm in the craft. Thank you and love all the new stores too.

  22. I made a beautiful quilt using this pattern/technique. I quitted it with machine embroidery quilting designs. For someone who has never quilted before, I was inspired by this tutorial.

  23. Jenny, You are an excellent speaker and teacher. I have learned so much by watching your videos. I am new to quilting and I was confused as to how to use the square ruler and you answered my questions so well in this video. Thank you!

  24. Am I seeing things? But the block behind Jenny's right shoulder second one down missing a color strip? Love her tutorials and have made several

  25. Made this quilt this weekend. All pinks with white main color. It is beautiful . Thank you for the simplicity of this pattern Jenny ,appreciate all you do.

  26. Making these blocks right now to make a lap quilt for my niece who asked for kelly green and am having a BLAST. I really like making these though I'm not fond of sewing the strips together (boring) but am really impressed how nicely they come together to make the block! I am doing 3 across and 3 down, all the same. Only 3 strips ..1 solid green, 1 green polka dot and 1 green and white pattern. Background is a pale green pattern. Not sure what border I'll use but just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate this tutorial!!! I have been quilting 1 yr ago today. Its my quilting anniversary. Thanks again.

  27. Genny, You are genius!!! Amazing block, amazing channel, amazing Jenny!!! Witn love and huge respect from Russia!?

  28. I made this but had to add 2 I had 1 12" block left so made a pillextra strips to the jelly roll. All the jelly rolls I have seen only have 40 strips and I needed 42 to get enough to make a 4×5 block quilt like on your wall. After I made all my 12" blocks and put the quilt together I had a block left and made a throw pillow out of it. Cool pattern. Thank you.

  29. just finished re-watching Summer in the Park videos…the one using a plain fabric as strata it great…what if I add a 2.5" square to the corner of the plain fabric??? would that be OK?? Have 5 quilts to make in a hurry & thought the revamped Summer in the Park would be perfect!!??

  30. I am working on a reversible quilt with big star on one side and summer in the park pattern on the other side. I will be quilting on my machine using quilt as you go method attaching my blocks and borders with sashing. Do you have any efficient way to put the pieces together with batting in between centering the pattern. Thanks.

  31. Because I want to try to give quilting a try (i have experience in dressmaking and other sewing techniques) I have watched many of your videos and I can't help but notice you don't do backstitching. This really confuses me because all of the sewing courses I've done say to never forget to backstitch.

  32. This week I started on one of these. I'm glad the tutorial was revamped because the revision shows how to cut for those like myself that are new to the world of quilting. My edges are not pretty though. I'm going to have to re square my blocks 🙁 I don't know if the edges are not as good due to square moving while cutting or if my seems are not consistently the same size?

  33. Love your joy Jenny. Wish I could meet you and wanted you to know from this utube view it looks like way too much stitching on this quilt. Also it seems your machine is quieter? More effective? Looking for a machine??

  34. I just love Jenny!!! Been sewing for years but haven't been quilting. My BFF got me watching these tutorials and now I am going again! Thanks Jenny!!!

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