Flash Back Quilt: Jimmy John Quilt

Quilt Flash Back- Occasionally I am picking a quilt I previously made and showing it off here.  Today is one of those days.

Here it is….  Jimmy John.


The name “Jimmy John” came as this one was designed for my brother, Jim, and his wife who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.  Growing up my mom always called him “Jimmy John”….so that’s the name.

The quilt is so easy to sew and the beauty…it uses one jelly roll plus a little yardage…and not even that much of that!!  We do have to warn you though…you need to use every single strip in the jelly roll so cut carefully.


When I first started playing with the idea on the computer, the design didn’t have the top of the bottom piece on the quilt.  I thought it looked okay.  Then I got the pieces sewn together and it just didn’t seem quite right.  I called Kelli and we chatted.  I told her I thought it needed some type of top and bottom to give the quilt a finished look.  We agreed….Oh the quilt top looked so much better.

This quilt was so fun and easy to make.  I’ve been so tempted to make one again but haven’t yet.  Someday when I only have a bit of time and need a charity or gifting quilt, I’ll make this for sure.

This quilt is what started me on the basic swirl quilting design that I use most often when free motion quilting.  I’m so glad I started using the design as it makes my life so much easier…no stress on what design to use as it looks great on every quilt.

If you want to learn more about my Jimmy John quilt and get a free pattern to make it, check out this link.


3 thoughts on “Flash Back Quilt: Jimmy John Quilt”

  1. I have made this one for a grad gift and it really does got together quickly. Thanks for the reminder-I will need some quick ones for some of my son’s friends this spring.

  2. I have this quilt cut out and ready to sew. I cut it out last year about this time, but “life” happened and I haven’t sewed in this whole length of time. I hope to be begin sewing on it soon. Thank you for the free pattern!

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