Free Offer
How to Make a Jelly Roll Quilt: 9 Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns

Don't miss out on making these ever so popular Jelly Roll Quilts by getting this FREE eBook now. This collection of quilt patterns includes quilts for all occasions!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
This image courtesy of artgalleryfabrics.com

The Chinese Windows Bed Quilt incorporates muted tones into a simple pattern that gives the effect of diamond-patterned stained glass windows. This pattern is for bed quilts, so use it for a bedroom or guest room. Alternately, this pattern would look great as a throw quilt, too. Stitch your eastern-inspired fabrics into a series of triangles and quilt block patterns that create a cascading look once they're all put together. The color scheme of the border gives this quilt the illusion of being woven. This zen quilt pattern is guaranteed to bring good feng shui into your home.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size62 inches wide x 76 inches long

Time to CompleteA week or two

Primary TechniquePieced


Note: This quilt was designed using fabrics from the Oriental collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list.


  • Fabric A (Oriental Tabac): 1 yard
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric B (Oriental Sand): 1/2 yard
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric C (Oriental Olive): 1/2 yard
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric D (Oriental Lime): 3/8 yard
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric E (Oriental Red): 1/2 yard
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric F (Oriental Black): 2 yds
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric G (Oriental Mustard): 1/2 yard
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Fabric H (Oriental Teal): 1/2 yds
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  • Batting, backing, and binding


Cutting Directions:

For each block cut:

  • Fabric A: 18 squares 5-1/2”
  • Fabric B: 18 squares 5-1/2”
  • Fabric E: 18 squares 5-1/2”
  • Fabric C: 16 squares 5-1/2”
  • Fabric D: 8 squares 5-1/2”
  • Fabric F: 8 squares 8-1/4”. Cut them twice diagonally.
  • Fabric G: 16 squares 5-1/2”
  • Fabric H: 16 squares 5-1/2”

For the top and bottom borders cut:

  • Fabric F: 8 strips 12-7/8” by 3-1/2” and 16 strips 3-5/8” by 3-1/2”
  • Fabric A: 16 strips 3-5/8” by 3-1/2”

For the sides borders cut:

  • Fabric F: 8 strips 16-3/8” by 3-1/2” and 16 strips 4-1/2” by 3-1/2”
  • Fabric A: 16 strips 4-1/2” by 3-1/2”

For the corner unit borders cut:

  • Fabric F: 8 strips 6-7/8” by 3-1/2”
  • Fabric H: 4 squares 3-1/2”

Block Assembly:

Note: Stitch right sides together and press open after every seam. 

  1. For the first corner, stitch two of the triangles of fabric F together (as shown).
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  2. For the next row, stitch one of the triangles from fabric F with one square from fabric A. Add one square from fabric H. Add another triangle at the end (as shown).
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  3. For the next rows, keep adding squares in the sequence show on the Quilt Diagram.
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt

Quilt Top Assembly:

Following the quilt diagram above, start piecing the first row to the second row. Go ahead with the third row and all the remaining rows until you complete all the top. Be careful to match the seams.

Border Assembly:

For the top and bottom borders:

  1. From the fabrics cut for the top and bottom borders, sew consecutively one rectangle from fabric F, one from A, one from F, and another one from A (as shown below).
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt
  2. Add one strip from fabric F on top (as shown below). Make 8 units.
    Chinese Windows Bed Quilt

For the side borders:

  1. Proceed in the same way as the other border units. Make 8 units.

For the corner unit borders:

  1. Sew two strips from fabric F to the square from fabric H. Miter the corners. Make 4 units.

Finally, layer, baste, quilt and bind as desired.



This project is on our list of the 12 Most Popular Free Quilt Patterns of April 2012 and 101+ Best Quilt Patterns for Free: Quilt Block Patterns, Quilt Patterns for Baby, and More!


Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Tried this craft? What did you think?

Love this site! I rate a #10! Great pattern!

I loved making this quilt. Made it in a rag style for a young man. Very easy to make.

I loved making this quilt. I made it in to a rag style for a young man . Very easy to make.

Have been trying to find the quilt diagram. Is it the photo of the quilt?

I increased it to queen size, added a piano border, used a 'satiny' sheet from Goodwill for backing, and enveloped it for a lighter-weight summer bed cover.

I made a very similar quilt a couple of months ago.

Working on this beautiful quilt. Need to work on border now. I would do it again with brighter colors from what I originally picked. One correction "D" should read cut 16, not 8 as it reads. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful patterns!

Do you have this pattern for a king size quilt?

Hi there, Wright37! You'd have to get in touch with the designer to ask; we only have what you see here. Good luck!

Really nice quilts. pm

I am having difficulty with the corners and the outer strips. I cut the pieces according to the directions, but the pieces I have do not match your picture.

are all wonderful, I would like to get them all

Looking forward to making this for a dear friend

My great-great grandmother gave me a quilt top made with this pattern, but it is made from silk that came from my grandmother's dresses. My grandmother passed in 1929 so the quilt top is over 80 years old. Although the material is beginning to fray, it is a treasure to me.


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Super Fast and Easy Baby Blanket

If you want to make a cute quilted baby blanket for an upcoming shower, then follow this free tutorial to create a Super Fast and Easy… Continue reading: "Super Fast and Easy Baby Blanket"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us Do Not Sell My Personal Information FAQ Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe Share Your Project

---- 1 ----


Images from other quilters

There are currently no images from other quilters.

I Love It