Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 74

Thread: Anyone ever cut up a 1600 quilt?

  1. #26
    Super Member meanmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    Posts
    3,314
    Blog Entries
    1
    I made a 1600 quilt out of a jelly roll that was given to me. I didn't really like the jelly roll to begin with and I like it even less now that it is a 1600 quilt. I was going to donate it and can't bring myself to finish it because I don't like it. I will have to cut it up, maybe I will like it more. I have thought about cutting it up but never did. Good idea. I love yours.

  2. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    410
    Peggi, thanks for the idea. For the past two days, I have worked on a jelly roll 1600 quilt. I cut my own strips from my stash. My plans are to make it into one of those 'shawl' type of wraps for nursing home patients. I don't really like the pieced top. Now with your idea, I will cut it into strips again today and resew. I think I'll like it better. After I quilt it, then I will cut out the 'neck' space and then bind. Thanks for your idea.
    Cynthia

  3. #28
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Orange Park,Fl
    Posts
    1,037
    Now this is so smart to do, Thank you for sharing.

  4. #29
    Junior Member KimmerB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Rhinelander, WI
    Posts
    288
    Thank you this was just what I needed. I was going to start a Jelly roll but was not sure I really liked some that I saw that the colors seem to be concentrated in 2 lines. My friend suggested cutting it and resewing it but I was not sure it would work. You have made me see it in a new light. I never thought about the appliques either, decision time! I have to get over a New Years party here first than I can start. Again Thank you, this site is great I do not even have to ask the questions and the answers appear.

  5. #30
    Senior Member tulip43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ontarios West Coast Canada
    Posts
    375
    our guild done this quilt for our Care quilt day. most people appliqued something on. there were balloons, flowers, animals and others. they turned out quite nice. had never seen one cut up but I ike it.

  6. #31
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    736
    Here is what one blogger did with her jelly roll race quilt: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2012/0...g-and-the-end/

    I like it so much I'm thinking of making one just to cut up!
    http://www.thingsthatarenotperfect.blogspot.com/

  7. #32
    Super Member happymrs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,231
    Oh, I love your finish postage stamp quilt, what a great solution for a quilt you weren't happy with! Looks wonderful now!
    Nancy/NC...
    "Because Nice Matters"
    "Choose To Be Happy"

  8. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Normal, IL
    Posts
    561
    I'm thinking of cutting up my 1600 quilt to make a purse.

  9. #34
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    984
    I cut up a couple of strips into 2.5 inch squares and inserted the squares at the end of each strip. It broke up the long strips nicely...however...I then commenced to sew it as instructed in the 1600 video...mine turned out too long and narrow and has I must say become a UFO.

  10. #35
    Junior Member deb8746's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    arlington, tn
    Posts
    204
    I am so glad to see others wanting to change the 1600 top it was one of my first and still unfinished.
    Debbie in Tn

  11. #36
    Super Member JoanneS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    AZ and CT
    Posts
    4,884
    Blog Entries
    1
    I haven't been interested in making a 1600 - seemed rather boring. However, recutting and using it as background for applique makes for a stunning quilt! Can't wait to try it. Of course, I have to add it to my bucket list,but I do have several jelly rolls ~ ~ ~

  12. #37
    Super Member PolkaBabe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Iowa City, IA.
    Posts
    1,062
    I like it either way.

  13. #38
    Super Member kydeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1,075
    Great idea! I don't like the 1600 quilts either. I've made a couple of them - ended up cutting them into smaller quilts and donating them to QFKs. They seemed okay smaller. I really like the cut up version!!
    Debbie in Kentucky
    kydeb.wordpress.com

  14. #39
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,545
    What great ideas these all are. Makes me want to go ahead and make a 1600 quilt and see what it happens!

  15. #40
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    3,919
    I have! I can't find my camera (AUUGH!) or I would post pictures...I did a 1600 out of black/brown/yellow batiks and then cut it apart into 6-1/2" squares on the bias and then re-assembled those into 4-patch squares with black sashing between and black borders them to enlarge the quilt. It turned out pretty good! I gave it to my FIL for Christmas, he really liked it. It came out sort of evoking a feeling of inlaid wood due to the colors.

  16. #41
    Junior Member germanquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    299
    Sewnoma, find your camera! I would love to see a picture of that quilt I have done one 1600 quilt out of a Mango Margarita Bali pop and it tuned out great but I think partially because of the vibrant colors in that jellyroll. My teenage daughter loves it and I made it for her. I would love to make another and mix/cut it up though.

  17. #42
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    N. Florida
    Posts
    4,609
    Blog Entries
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    I appliqued on my Christmas 1600 also on the front and back. I liked the 1600 as a background. This quilt has won two awards. The last one, was 2nd place for all the applique.

    I do love the look of Peckish's quilt once she cut it up. Beautiful colors.
    Those are really pretty. That's a neat idea as well.

  18. #43
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Piedmont Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    8,212
    Once I cut apart a quilt of flying geese and added an insertion of a lightning strike.

    Jan in VA
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums19552.html

  19. #44
    Member SpotMurphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    53
    Blog Entries
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by KimmerB View Post
    Thank you this was just what I needed. I was going to start a Jelly roll but was not sure I really liked some that I saw that the colors seem to be concentrated in 2 lines. My friend suggested cutting it and resewing it but I was not sure it would work. You have made me see it in a new light. I never thought about the appliques either, decision time! I have to get over a New Years party here first than I can start. Again Thank you, this site is great I do not even have to ask the questions and the answers appear.
    Not only did I not have to post a question, I didn't even know I had the question until I read this post! I have just bought a jelly roll to take to our April retreat because it looked like the 1600 quilt is something I can do while talking. Now I know where to find help if I don't like the end results. You ladies are the best. Thank you for the original post and all the great answers.

  20. #45
    Junior Member ssuzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Renton Wa.
    Posts
    147
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnchik View Post
    I'm working on a 1600 quilt top (I haven't sewn in months, and figured this would be a quick, easy project to get me back in the mood), but I'm not crazy about the lack of color separation thus far. Has anyone ever sewn two or three of the rows together and then cut up the the sewn strips to use in a different way?
    heres what I did with one
    Attached Images Attached Images

  21. #46
    Super Member jeanharville's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Saratoga, Arkansas
    Posts
    1,898
    Thanks for all the great ideas. I saw a baby/lap quilt (pinks jelly roll) that sewed the strips together then cut them apart. Below is a link to it. Just another variation of what y'all have been talking about. http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/popup...lts_id/1017354
    jean

  22. #47
    Junior Member quiltnchik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    In my sewing studio - where else?
    Posts
    236
    Quote Originally Posted by jeanharville View Post
    Thanks for all the great ideas. I saw a baby/lap quilt (pinks jelly roll) that sewed the strips together then cut them apart. Below is a link to it. Just another variation of what y'all have been talking about. http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/popup...lts_id/1017354
    That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  23. #48
    Super Member gzuslivz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Federal Way, Washington
    Posts
    1,473
    I have made 3 1600 quilt tops and one made out of a honey bun. One I did with straight seams. One I did with diagonal seams and another I cut a diagonal X through the whole thing. Thought I could transpose triangular sections and it would be cool. Well, it would have worked if my quilt had been square. So I have a whole in the center. I am going to add an embroidered design in it. When I get done, I will post a pic.
    Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.
    Renee

  24. #49
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,131
    Love it ...
    Kitty

  25. #50
    Super Member mimiknoxtaylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Snellville, Ga & Hiawassee
    Posts
    1,978
    You gals are the greatest! I have a couple UFOs that could be transformed this way & actually get off my list.
    love the idea of adding a large applique
    my new years resolution is to work on paring down my hugh stash and this might help
    Joyce T, RN retired
    Laughter is the best medicine

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.