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Thread: My try at the jelly roll quilt

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    Now that summer school is winding down I decided to start quilting again. I have a few projects I should be working on, but I wanted a sense of fulfillment; like I got a lot done. So I decided to try the jelly roll quilt method somebody posted a tutorial for. I bought the jelly roll at Joann's a couple weeks ago for half off. I only paid $12. I also found the roll had 50 strips in it. I was unsure of the colors but decided to go ahead with it, since I was just testing out the method. I also have a LOT of quilts to make for Christmas and none of them are even started yet. They may all be made from this method, just to get them made. After all, I have 19 units next semester at school, my last semester before the credential program, and will not have a lot of free time. I will also be interning at the Autism center on campus. So I decided to break the Jelly Roll into two sets and make two tops. So each will have 25 strips. I made the first one today and was amazed how fast it was. It only took me 2 hours and 15 minutes. I have not added borders yet. It finished at 34X62 inches. Each strip was about 42-44 inches. The colors are pink, brown, and turquoise. Also, for someone who has never worked with batiks I have to say it was a little tricky making sure I paired the right sides together.

    Sorry, I keep posting almost all of the projects I make. I get excited :oops: If you get tired of looking at them just let me know. Thanks for looking.

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    That looks great..I also just put the one together that is like a chevron..the problem is I am scared to death to cut it to put it together..haha...the piecing was a breeze with the jelly roll but not sure about the rest.

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    Your quilt is very cute!

    I'm starting to really like the idea of these Jelly Roll quilts...sounds like the perfect project for the middle of the night - I can't sleep - don't want to wake anyone (including the dog).

    Only problem I would have is rolling over - thinking about sewing and then getting up to sew! YIKES talk about sleepless nights!

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    Very nice!! I never get tired of pics!!

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    Great job! We love pics & more pics!!

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    Magnolia, it should be easier next time you do batiks to remember that there is no wrong side (usually).

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    ha!!! i bought those same jelly roll fabrics.
    i had some batik charms that i added strips to so they would be a larger block. sewed them all together and added a border. Still had those strips left over! so i took two blocks that were extras and added strips until they make 20 inch squares. large enough to be a pillow and the quilt top will now be a "Quillow".
    still have some strips left over though!! hmmm.i may add them somewhere in the backing.
    some of the strips were difficult to stitch through. my needle went thunk,thunk through those. pink and the teal ones and then the border fabric i already had.
    maybe that was the dying process that caused that.

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    nice job...and the pics are what i come here for...keep posting:)

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    Very pretty!

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    Great job...don't ever stop posting pics!!!

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    I have got to say I love your jelly roll. I have the exact same one. here is mine what do you think. The colors in the pic aren't right but it is the same as yours.
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    I havent added the border yet, it is just laying next to it.

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    I'm working on one with the same fabrics too! Doing a different design though. Will post pictures when there's enough to see! Just have strips laid out so far on most of it. Do have one set stitched together and triangles cut.

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    Oh these are just wonderful!!! On my list!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have got to say I love your jelly roll. I have the exact same one. here is mine what do you think. The colors in the pic aren't right but it is the same as yours.
    I like yours! I couldn't imagine using all strips though, that would be a pain. The second one I make will have more pinks in it. I think I will sew all the pinks together first and then the turquoise to see how it turns out. I have way to many of the really light turquoise so I may take a couple out of the next one. We'll see. I like yours though.

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    I had the same problem, not enough pinks. I got my jelly roll at WM for $10.00. I wanted more but they clearanced them out.

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    Both tops look great, I may do one in different colors, only have to remember when it comes time to pick out fabrics for the next quilt. I have lots I really want to do.

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    At one point I thought about cutting all my fabrics onto strips cause I really like how easy it is to make the top.

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    Its very pretty!

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    We want you to post your projects. It gives all of us inspiration.

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    Cute quilt :D:D:D

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    I love both quilts!! And there are NEVER too many pics :D

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    That is a cool quilt. You did a great job on it. I never get tired of looking at quilts so keep posting.

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    I never tire of looking at other peoples work! It keeps me inspired!!! :-D

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    Okay, I couldn't resist. So I made the second one and just finished it. This one only took me 1 hour!
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