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Thread: Look What I Made Last Night! Ugly Jelly Roll 1600

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    I can't believe you guys think that's ugly! I love those fabrics... Very bohemian.

    eta: I would separate the two white with lavender strips that came out side by side, tho. Just remove one of the rows and flip it...
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    Canada Kate: I never made a jellyroll 1600 quilt but I love yours and you inspired me to make one to and I bet
    mine is not as pretty as yours (by a long shot). I have a big box of 2 1/2" strips and I will put all these strips on the sewing block so to speak and see what happens. Wish me luck !!!!!!

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    It will look differeent after you add a border and quilt it.

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    Jelly roll quilt are haphazarded, that is their nature. I'd put a calm lighter fabric on the back (no more borders) and birth it w/o borders. Pick or make up a quilting design that suits your experience and preference (I'd go for one that isn't too close or fussy) and pillow case it, using big thin "S"es of Elmers on the one side to hold it steady while you turn it and pin the other side and stitch away. It is an awsome lap robe (or child's bed covering... I'm not sure of the size).

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    Well since I love those colors...I like it!!
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    I DON'T SEE A THING UGLY. I LOVE IT. I really do like it. Nothing ugly about it.

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    i think it looks ok you can always give to chARITY
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    Have you thought about adding a solid/almost solid border? This may help the ugly fabrics. Since the quilt top is small it could be a little larger making a nice size lap quilt.

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    Very interesting.....

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    Fantastic Art Quilt !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Canada Kate View Post
    I've never made a Jelly Roll 1600 before, but someone posted one on here earlier in the week and it inspired me. At Christmas time, I bought a "grab bag" from Craftsy, and one of the things in it was a kinda ugly jelly roll. Here's the result:

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    Top on my design wall.

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    Fabric detail.

    It's kind of busy, eh? But I was amazed at how fat it went together. I think I will back it with yellow and donate it to our United Way auction at work, which we hold in the fall.
    LOVE IT!! I'll just bet at an auction with some young folks there this quilt will bring in the big bucks.. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think it's just beautiful..

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    It is busy, LOL, but pretty
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    I love the fabric and it looks great in the quilt.

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    I think you should do a 1" border all around using one of the darker colors, followed by a 6" border of one of the larger floral prints. Then bind with the same fabric as the 1" border. I know you will have to order more fabric for this, but it really puts a pretty finishing touch on a 1600 quilt. Been there, done that.

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    Nothing wrong with it I think it is beautiful, love those colours.
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    It is busy but someone will love having it to snuggle under if you don't. Giving to charity is wonderful.

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    I made one last year on a retreat and was NOT crazy about it. But this year I added 2 borders and some applique butterflies all over and it is now smashing. You got to let these quilts hang around awhile and grow on you.. Pegeth
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    I also made my first 1600 quilt that I read on the boards over the weekend. I went to Value Village and bought a bunch of pillow cases, ripped out the seams, washed and ironed and went crazy with the rotary cutter! Instead of 1600", I ended up with 2310", but thought - what the heck - and started sewing. I haven't made a quilt in 20 years, but now that the kids are grown and gone, I got the itch (you know what I mean!!) and this is what I ended up with......but I have to admit, I love the bright happy colours in the original posters quilt
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