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

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    Look What I Made Last Night! Ugly Jelly Roll 1600

    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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    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.
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    I think the fact that it is busy, makes it all the more interesting. If you really didn't like the fabric, this was probably a good use for it.
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    Give it time it will grow on you . I like it .. all the colors and patterns in the fabric make it very interesting.

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    I agree. the finishing will make this quilt.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

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    Definitely colorful! Great job though!
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    ​It will be a great place to practice your FMQ on and it is bright and cheerful!

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    I think that quilting will make your ugly duckling a swan. I agree with Tartan, it will be a good practice piece for FMQ.
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    I really like the fabric and the combination - it looks Persian to me. I would add a narrow solid border and then a wider patterned border and a dark binding. If you don't like it, send it to me because it really appeals to me.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    um, wait a minute! i think the first supportive post deserves the first chance at this quilt ;-)
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    I really like it!!!!!!

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    nicely done
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    Some huge white or any solid color flowers placed randomly would calm this quilt down. with a solid border.

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    I have had a couple that I didn't think I likes, so, I cut the at an angle //////, and made place mats and mug rugs and som I cut in a circle for candle mats. I like colors.

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    Actually, it kinda grows on you! I like it!

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    You did a nice job working with what you had. And you got to try something new. Now go finish it and show it to us so we can ooo and ahh over another quilt finished.
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    The more you look at it the better it looks. Once it is finished I think you will like it. I did one using Christmas fabric and appliqued a big Christmas tree on it and it helped. You might think about adding appliques. Think this pattern is not something I would probably do again.
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    I am positive someone will think this is "way cool".

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    I like those fabrics!

    I probably would have made two quilts, interspersing each with less busy neutrals and purples and orange/yellow.

    But it's cute- be proud!!
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    The more I look at it the more I like it. Hope you will post a pic when it's finished.

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    Here's a jelly roll race style quilt I made for a local charity collection for bushfire victims. I was given a small bag of cut pieces to use for my string quilt but when I opened the fabrics out they were 2.5 inch strips sewn together into 3s and 4s. I added some black/grey squares as I joined the pieces. I added some applique once I dscovered it came out with a largish light area. I pieced the outside borders with pieces from my precut 2.5 inch strip bin. The binding came from a scrap bag.
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    Forgot to say I like how yours turned out. I have never actually made a quilt using a jelly roll - just the equivalent in scraps.

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    I, too, like it. It is so colorful and reminds me of an exotic place.

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    Recently I think it was on here but I've seen them elsewhere too that I've seen quilts with large randon applique on them. I think the one on here was a little black dress. Maybe you could do something like that and then the background wouldn't be the main focus. You put so much work in it maybe you can find a way to not think its ugly
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    I happen to like the fabrics and the quilt top!
    Just passing through!

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    not the most attractive jelly roll I have seen but you pulled it off!

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