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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


  1. 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.

    Shelley C

    February 4, 2012

  2. 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..


    February 4, 2012

  3. 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?

    Donna B.

    February 6, 2012

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