I laid out the required design and then cut each piece to the right measurement using my mat, rotary cutter and ruler.
Starting from the centre I pieced the smallest fabric together facing.
When I started sewing I didn't even know what tacking was!! The term "Facing" drove me mad, I just didn't know what it meant until I was shown. Here it is, two pieces of fabric with the design side on top of each other and pinned. Then sew together.
Once sewn together, remove the pins, open out and press. See photo above and below. (view the comments for more useful tips)
Repeat the same process on the other side of the fabric. Then remove pins and open out.
Iron the seams on the back in the same direction. Then iron the front.
These next photo shows I've added the top and bottom fabrics to the centre piece. I've then ironed the seams the same way. Then open out.
Here I've added the next strips.
This is the finished square.
These photos show the seams at the back. I have them all leaning to the left on the side strips and downwards on the upper strips.
Please send through your ideas and photos of any Jelly Quilts you've made. I'd love to hear from you - Helen -