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Thread: Jelly Roll Race Quilt

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    Red face Jelly Roll Race Quilt

    Does anyone have suggestions on how to quilt a jelly roll race quilt? I sewed it together this weekend while hubs was watching the race. I was suprised how fast it went together. Now I need ideas on how to quilt it. Thanks for any help, the quilters on this forum are the greatest.

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    I have always done stitch in the ditch. I'm sure there are other creative ideas out there! I'm anxious to hear what others say.
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    Our guild is going to do a Sit'nSew the end of July and we are all doing one. Maybe not so much a race but a time set aside to do this fun quilt. I'm leaning toward a meander or large stipple. I'll watch this thread and see what ideas pop up Love to see a photo of yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    Our guild is going to do a Sit'nSew the end of July and we are all doing one. Maybe not so much a race but a time set aside to do this fun quilt. I'm leaning toward a meander or large stipple. I'll watch this thread and see what ideas pop up Love to see a photo of yours.
    Getting ready to sew on the outer border strips, will try and post pic when done. Our guild had a Jelly Roll race day also, there was a lot of neat quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kay45 View Post
    Does anyone have suggestions on how to quilt a jelly roll race quilt? I sewed it together this weekend while hubs was watching the race. I was suprised how fast it went together. Now I need ideas on how to quilt it. Thanks for any help, the quilters on this forum are the greatest.
    If doing on a LA, I would either do a panto or a meander.
    If doing on a domestic, I would SID or meander.

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    I used painter's tape and sewed a lines going down (evenly spaced), and then SID going across, so it looked like a grid. Good luck!

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    Get creative! Try a different pattern in each row....could be as simple as loops or stipple....great opportunity to try new designs.

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    I am doing mine in a single large spiral. I thought the circle would have a neat effect on so many straight lines.

    I'd prefer concentric circles, but I'm too lazy to hide all those threads...

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    I just finished one for my son's best friend that is a financial advisor and instead of meandering..........I just kept writing money money money in each row and bordered it with fabric that has currency all over it. It was great fun. My next one is pieced and I'm going to use the shell pattern. Since it is in rows, easy to stay within the lines

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    my granddaughter did one, using mainly floral fabrics, then a few daisy appliques, so she just FMQ some daisy flowers and leaves real big over it.

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    I did mine with a feather variation panto, looks awesome! used a VERY nice batting, by Legacy 50% cotton & 50% bamboo, comeis in 96 inches wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paula H View Post
    I just finished one for my son's best friend that is a financial advisor and instead of meandering..........I just kept writing money money money in each row and bordered it with fabric that has currency all over it. It was great fun. My next one is pieced and I'm going to use the shell pattern. Since it is in rows, easy to stay within the lines
    That sounds really cute!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Curves look great on a quilt with alot of straight lines. What about a meander with hearts or dragonflies built in? What about bubbles or maybe the grandmothers fan (that may not be the name of it but it is what I call it, LOL... looks like rainbows going in all different directions)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Curves look great on a quilt with alot of straight lines. What about a meander with hearts or dragonflies built in? What about bubbles or maybe the grandmothers fan (that may not be the name of it but it is what I call it, LOL... looks like rainbows going in all different directions)...
    Baptist Fan. That would be cute. I made one that has flowers on some of the fabric so I am going with an all over flower meander.


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    I have two that I need to quilt. I've been thinking crossing curves in every other line. Maybe a straight line at a distance from the seam in the alternating strips.
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    I am quilting one using the Baptist Fan motif. Some might call it shells as my aunts and grandmother did or Bishops Fan.

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    I did the different machine stitch down each seam and looked great.

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    Stitch in the ditch?

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    I'm trying to finish my first one (between my knee & my puppy dog, it's taking eons to do!) & was just thinking about how I'd have it quilted. It's done in "jungle" batiks so I was thinking maybe vines or vines with leaves. I think with as straight as the pattern is, the curves of a vine might be a nice change. I think we should have a photo gallery for Jelly Roll races, don't you?
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    I SID the two I made if that helps
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    I've done several & just did a stipple on all of them

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    I went for meandering and it gave a lovely texture to the quilt. The meandering was not dainty. I also fmq'ed the names of the recipients and all the information that usually goes on the label on the borders.

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    I made one and used a free motion that looked like wood grain.

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    I've done a ton of these and tend to do meandering or leaves and vines accross. I think it needs to be "flowy" to offset all the straight bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Curves look great on a quilt with alot of straight lines. What about a meander with hearts or dragonflies built in? What about bubbles or maybe the grandmothers fan (that may not be the name of it but it is what I call it, LOL... looks like rainbows going in all different directions)...
    Dmyers just quilted a quilt for me in this pattern. It's called it Baptist Fan.

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