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Thread: Anyone ever cut up a 1600 quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    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.
    please find your camera! Would really love to see it..sound beautiful!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnchik View Post
    you know I did do this but used a bunch of precut rectangles that I picked up at yard sale. They were 6 1/2" wide & various lengths so it took longer. I'm going to donate it but now think I'll add an applique 1st
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Yes. I did not like how mine turned out, so I cut it again and made a postage stamp quilt.

    http://www.seamstobeyouandme.com/201...t-in-the-west/

    I love this idea so much better. I think I'll make a Jelly Roll Race quilt now but cut it up like you did.

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    I love how your quilt turned out....i just love batiks

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    What a great save, Peckish. Since you said it I have to agree that I did not like the 1600 quilt as you originally sewed it. Not your fault, it's the look itself. Your save and redo is wonderful. Think it makes all the colors pop which the strips did not.

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    This is mine and, to be honest, I'm not thrilled. I've debated adding applique, but with classes starting again in two weeks, that's not an option (I prefer hand applique), so I think I'm going to follow Peckish's lead and cut it up.

    It is a very unique quilt, however; it has hands and feet!
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    I have always wanted to do a jelly roll, but now I know I will and do the "Peggi" version. Question - did you fold the jelly roll in half in order to cut those new 2 1/2" strips..........can't wait til holidays are over, tree and decos are all packed away so I can get to this.........

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    I have hesitated to get sucked up into this craze as the quilts that I had seen did not float my boat - so to speak (lol). BUT that being said, my guild did one as a guild "lesson" so I did participate and made a Red, White, and Blue one that I decided to do for a QoV for the guild. I still do not like it (it is sitting unfinished without borders in my sewing room - I have attached a pic of it) but these additional ideas have got me thinking of what else I could do with it.

    I REALLY LOVE your "new quilt" Peckish but looks like a lot of work (lol) , jeanharville's link was adorable as was ssuz's quilt, but the link that wishfulthink posted was really cool - that could be done with larger diamonds very easily and it would address the issue that for the most part the 1600 quilt is smaller than what is needed for QoV without larger borders. I might have to re-look at the quilt I made.

    Thank you , thank you, thank you all for these great ideas!! If I whack it into pieces - I will post a pic of it finished!!
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    Glad to see there s hope for all the "race" quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by germanquilter View Post
    Sewnoma, find your camera! I would love to see a picture of that quilt
    Quote Originally Posted by labtechkty View Post
    please find your camera! Would really love to see it..sound beautiful!!
    I've been looking, I swear! I am almost positive it's somewhere in the house but I cannot find it for the life of me. I even "threatened" it by picking out a new camera and putting it into my Amazon shopping cart but it called my bluff. I'm really frustrated because I took pictures of almost all of my Christmas quilts before it vanished and haven't downloaded them, so if it's gone all I have is a few bad shots I took with my phone. GRRR!! (My phone has a terrible camera)

    I might just go ahead and buy a new camera. That just about guarantees the old one will magically appear. Cameras have gotten so cheap these days, it might be worth it just to have a backup. I should also use this as a lesson - download pictures IMMEDIATELY! It's a lot harder to lose my gigantic PC!

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    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.

    Kathleen, I can certainly see why your quilt has won awards. I love your idea of the appliqued trees WOWZERS! I personally have never seen a 1600 Quilt that has encouraged me to make one, speed yes, candy to the eye no. Yours has certainly changed my perspective!
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    I like Peggy's idea. But my husband and I agree we both like the last two shown on page 6. I have several jelly rolls laying around. I started on but I didn't like how it was going so I got out my trusty seam ripper and went to town.....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Yes. I did not like how mine turned out, so I cut it again and made a postage stamp quilt.

    http://www.seamstobeyouandme.com/201...t-in-the-west/



    WOW Peggi, What a difference cutting a 1600 into strips! I'm so encouraged now with pictures posted by you and Kathleen I'm now impressed enough to give a 1600 a go...certainly a fast quilt but the end results to my eye were nothing I wanted to make...Now with this thread and the pictures (I'm so visual) I'm inspired to make one of these!
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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    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.

    What a GREAT idea Cynthia I was going to make myself a comfort wrap today as a matter of fact and I love your idea!! If it went well for me making the comfort wrap I was going to start making them for donation as my "Give Back" for 2013...I certainly have enough stash to make many, many....
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    I'm currently working on a Jelly Roll Quilt. Mine is really pastel light blue, tan and white. So I put a border on it and I made a tree out of some fabric that looks like bark. Than I made an owl to sit on the brand. I will post a picture once it is done.

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    I like Peckish's idea and may have to try it.

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    I'm gonna do it.

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    I am going to make my FQ swap into a jelly roll quilt. Have to just find the time. I do like the cut up one, but I prefer the originally actually.
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    I like it much better cut and resewn also. I think jelly roll quilts don't look quite completed. I like the idea of them being a background for something else. Like the Christmas trees. Just my opinion. Really like your colours!

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    I'm going to do something completely different with mine. I'll post pics when I get it finished, but right now I'm in the middle of unsewing (that's your only hint)!

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    I made one, didn't really care for it. I think next time I will cut the strips in half ( 22") instead of width of fabric & mix them up a little more.

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    Oh, goodness. My first reaction: "Who would even think about a quilt made in the year 1600?" I like your changes and also the pretty Christmas quilts and other creative changes made by people on the board. I obviously need to pay more attention to patterns and ideas.

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    RE: Jelly roll races

    I don't understand the need to race through piecing like this. There are so many beautiful quilt patterns in the world to work on.

    I don't see the point of taking expensive fabric and throwing it together just to beat the clock.

    I haven't seen any of these race quilts that I would be willing to have in my home or give as a gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy Gram View Post
    RE: Jelly roll races


    I don't understand the need to race through piecing like this. There are so many beautiful quilt patterns in the world to work on.


    I don't see the point of taking expensive fabric and throwing it together just to beat the clock.


    I haven't seen any of these race quilts that I would be willing to have in my home or give as a gift.


    JMO

    Sometimes you need a quick gift - this quilt is a good pattern for that.
    Not everyone "races". I took a couple of days to make my first, original quilt. And I happen to think it eventually turned out quite pretty. I get lots of compliments on it, as you can see from this thread.

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