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Jelly Roll Race Quilt

on Feb 4, 2012 in Blog, quilt | 3 comments

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 inthe 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!

This orange quilt turned out really well once I covered it in quilted feathers.

ReannaLily Quilts | Feathers | Jen Eskridge | Longarm Quilting Service


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