Jelly Roll Race Quilt

I’m using up the stash to make another 1600 quilt!  It is a jelly roll race style quilt with strips sewn end to end.  I’ll give you a link.

Fabric in the studio is arranged by color.  (Take the studio tour, here.)  I have 18 cubbies all sorted by ROY G BIV + solids.  On the other hand, I only own 3 total jelly rolls.  At the suggestion of my mother-in-law, I decided to grab a couple cubbies and cut off rows of fabric to create my own jelly roll.

I cut the strips 3″ wide instead of the standard 2 1/2″.  I also went with orange and green.  Why orange and green???  Who knows.  I also don’t know how many strips I used or if the length was really 1600″, as the original quilt is.  Since I was using folded pieces and previously used fabrics, each strip was not 42″ long either.  It was a bit here, and a bit there and a real hodge-podge mess of strips.

The quilt top is finished and is a good lap size.  I have plenty of fabric to make a border around pieced strips.  I’ll have to search the internet to get border ideas, though.

Hooray for using up some stash!  Now, if I make about 50 more, I might be close to using up all my fabric.  HAHAHAHA!

3 Responses to “Jelly Roll Race Quilt”

  1. Shelley C says:

    I haven’t made one of those quilts yet, but I want to. I was in some noodle swaps a few years back and I have a basket full…it will just be coordinating 40 odd strips to work together….love the orange/green you did.

  2. Jean says:

    OH I love it! After seeing the 1600 one you did, I went immediately and dug out a tote full of pink & browns that I received from a swap I was in, and everytime I’ve used a pink or brown fabric, I’ve cut leftovers into those strips. I can’t wait to start it..Wonderful idea. Kudos..

  3. Donna B. says:

    Ah, phooey. If any of us really used most of our stash, we’d be all out of sorts. There’s such creative security in having lots and lots of fabric choices. Right?

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