#jensfillerblocks (6″ quilt blocks) Round Up

As many of you may have noticed on instagram and facebook, there is another version of the Splendid Sampler book being released in the fall with some freebies released before then. I thought this would be a great time to remind any of you who might be looking for 6″ quilt blocks to add to this quilt, or any other, that I have 33 of them on my Tutorials page, towards the bottom. All of the blocks there either have free instructions right there or a link to a free tutorial elsewhere.

#DashAlong With Us!


It’s that time of year again!! Kairle Oaks and I are hosting another Christmas in July Quiltalong and we so hope you’ll join us! We thought it would be fun to offer instructions on how to make a churn dash block and cutting instructions for 2 different sized quilts to offer as much variety as we possibly could to you! Kairle will be making her quilt as an actual Christmas quilt (in possibly the cutest Christmas fabric EVER Swell Christmas) and I will be making mine in a different style for those of us who maybe have enough Christmas quilts, or maybe want to make a quilt to gift for Christmas (using Panorama by Cotton + Steel). As with all of our quiltalongs, we like to provide a loose schedule to follow should you be inclined, but please don’t feel like you have to keep up. It is summer. Kids are home. Lives are busy! Here is the schedule we will try to stick to:

Week 1 (July 2-8): Do all of your cutting and make all B1 pieces (this should make sense once you have downloaded the free PDF patterns below)

Week 2 (July 9-15): Sew and trim all half square triangles (piece A1)

Week 3 (July 16-22): Assemble all of your quilt blocks

Week 4 (July 23-31): Assemble your quilt top

My wonderful husband has helped in creating a PDF for the cutting instructions as well as diagrams for block construction. Kairle figured out the background cutting and requirements for a 72″ x 84″ quilt (which uses 42 layer cake squares and makes 42 blocks) and 60″ x 72″ (which uses 30 layer cake squares and makes 30 blocks). It is available for download in either a tablet/desktop friendly format or a mobile friendly format.

We hope to have some fun giveaways lined up and look forward to having you #dashalong with us! Get it? Churn Dash? Dashing through the snow? Yes? No? … Either way, I’m chuckling for sure and can’t wait to see your beautiful quilts. 🙂 Below are the PDF patterns. If you’re like me and really only look at patterns on your phone, download the mobile PDF and save yourself the hassle of zooming and scrolling sideways.

Desktop/Tablet PDF


Mobile PDF


Quilter’s offering discounts on quilting: (I will do my best to update this as more offers come in)

Molly of Lovely Threads Quilting (@mollylovelythreads on instagram)- $89 for custom quilting on 60″ x 72″ and $109 for 72″ x 84″, does not include batting.

Rhonda of Olie and Evie (@olieandevie on instagram) – 10% off any quilting design and 10% off batting.

Nicole of @toomanycrafts on Instagram – 15% off quilting, does not include batting

Kaylene of @quilterlove66 on Instagram – 15% off any regular priced quilting design, does not include batting

Amy of @herding_cats_quilting on instagram – 20$ off either edge to edge or custom free motion quilting

Denise of @happyvalleyquilting on Instagram – .0125/inch any pattern if quilt is received before 8/31/18.


Jelly Roll (2.5″ strip) Quilt Pattern Round Up

I loved the Free Quilt Tutorial Round Up I did last month so much that I thought I’d continue that with a few other posts to help spark creativity and maybe, just maybe, help us all to use up some of our stash a bit! This post will feature quilts that use our favorite 2.5″ strips (Jelly Rolls, Rollie Pollies, etc etc etc). Some of these are free patterns, others are not. There are also a TON of Jelly Roll patterns on Moda Bake Shop and Missouri Star Quilt Co. for even more options!

Cherry Tree Lane by Samantha of Aqua Paisley Studio


Stairway by Andy of A Bright Corner


Flirty by April of Prairie Grass Patterns


Shortcake by Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew


Granny’s Insanity by Haley of Happiness in the Making


Rush Hour by Vanessa of V and Co.


Tulip Market by Corey of Coriander Quilts


Jelly Rings by Emily of Quilty Love