Tutorial – Jenna Quilt Tutorial

Here’s another tutorial from 2010 that we are sharing today.  We weren’t into blogging back in 2010.  In fact, I didn’t even know they existed then so we missed a whole bunch of quilt goodness.  This tutorial was shared by Lisa on her blog, Shiners View.  “Jenna” isn’t really the name of this quilt, but it doesn’t appear to have one.  I couldn’t think of a good name and who am I to name someone else’s quilt!  You will find this pattern to be fat-quarter friendly.

Jenna Quilt Highlights

This is a rather simple pattern, with a 7.5″ square surrounded by sashing and smaller squares.  Here is the basic block layout for this quilt along with one finished sample block.  More exact details are found on Lisa’s link above:



Once you have all your blocks made, here is the layout with sashing added to the long right and the bottom edges to complete the sashing all around.  The added sashing is represented in light blue in this layout photo:

Jenna layout

One last picture is of Lisa’s finished quilt.  You can see she added an additional pieced scrappy border which looks really nice.

Jenna 3

More recently, Sarah made her second rendition of this quilt:


I saw the finished quilt on Sarah’s blog and she had shared a link back to Lisa’s tutorial.  Since the large blocks are 7.5″, don’t you think this would make a great quilt featuring some special fabric?  Especially with bigger items that can be surrounded with similar-themed smaller blocks.  I am also enjoying that both of these quilts are using background fabrics other than white, beige, or gray!  I apologize to Sarah – I seem to have lost the link to her blog.  I will correct that as soon as I am able to.


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8 Responses

  1. This could quite possibly be a great template for a version of a tee shirt quilt. 😊

  2. chrisknits says:

    I loved the fabrics Sarah used in hers. It would be a great first quilt for adventurous sewists.

  3. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne; I have been struggling finding a pattern for some special fabric that I have. This pattern will be perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it! Now to decide if I should wait and finish the quilt I am working on or go ahead and start a new project! LOL. Have a fabulous day!!

  4. Liz W. says:

    Thanks for sharing! I have some great prints that I want to showcase without cutting it into teeny pieces, and this is a good one!

  5. Cute layout — you’re right perfect for special fabrics. I have some novelty prints that would be perfect! Thanks for sharing the pattern! Happy Saturday!

  6. Barbara Esposito, @The Quilted B says:

    I love this pattern! I am often looking for ways to highlight larger prints and this is perfect. I have a whole stash of Judith’s Fancy by Jennifer Paginelli (and truth be told a whole bolt of each of the “Barbara” fabrics she so kindly named for me – truth!) and had been wondering what to do with them. This will be added to my “never ending, never have enough time to quilt” list! I see a queen size in my future…Thank you for sharing this!

  7. I agree this is a great pattern for featuring special fabrics/

  8. Cute, versatile pattern for a quilt. I agree that using special fabrics would be great for this pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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