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Thread: Need your help with an Easy Jelly Roll Quilt Gone Wrong!

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    Super Member AngieS's Avatar
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    I started this easy jelly roll quilt last year for one of our twins. His favorite color is purple so that is why I picked this.

    I am just not one that has gotten use to scrappy but thought this would be a good way to wean myself to it. So, when I got all of the strips together I was so bummed. I don't know if I should cut down each section and then reattach or what?

    Have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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    Maybe bind it in green? I think it is very cute! I also have a son who likes purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Maybe bind it in green? I think it is very cute! I also have a son who likes purple.
    Doesn't it look odd to you with the colors all on one side without the white though?

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    I see what you mean but I think it looks okay, too.

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    Well it looks a little like piano keys to me. What does the young man himself think? Maybe else add a narrow white border all the way around and then add the green binding. I looks rather modern to me. The only one that seems off to me is the one green one on the right. It should be in the middle maybe? But I sometimes like adding a block that is a rebel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Maybe bind it in green? I think it is very cute! I also have a son who likes purple.
    Doesn't it look odd to you with the colors all on one side without the white though?

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    I would cut it into strips across the short side, then sew those strips together.

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    To make a simple change and balance it out a little more, cut off about 1/2 side to side where you have the green and purple stripes without white and attach those to the other end where the stripes are white and purple. Leave the one green stripe (amongst the white and purple "row") where it is. Just as individuals are, quilts can be unique too. You could do a piano key border in the purple, greens, and white and then either bind it with a green or purple. Or you could just bind it with a scrappy binding using all the purples, greens, and white. Look forward to seeing what you wind up doing. I am sure your son will love it no matter what you do to finish it up - cause his Mom made it just for him.

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    I like it but for a quick "fix" to your self proclaimed "problem" I would cut 1/3 off the right side (according to the picture) flip it upside down so the bottom now becomes the top, then sew it onto the LEFT side of the quilt where there is no white!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    I like it but for a quick "fix" to your self proclaimed "problem" I would cut 1/3 off the right side (according to the picture) flip it upside down so the bottom now becomes the top, then sew it onto the LEFT side of the quilt where there is no white!
    I agree! It would balance your colours better!! Then bind in green or scrappy binding using all your colours! Whatever you do it will be loved!!

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    Justwannaquilt has right idea. My suggestion would have cut the green and purple in half and sew it to the opposite side. Which one do you like the most. Green and purple on either ends or the purple on both ends. It depends on the person.

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    I think I'd cut half as much as shown to make it more artsy (asymetrical?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodie358
    I would cut it into strips across the short side, then sew those strips together.
    This is what I would do. I think it would look intentional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    Justwannaquilt has right idea. My suggestion would have cut the green and purple in half and sew it to the opposite side. Which one do you like the most. Green and purple on either ends or the purple on both ends. It depends on the person.
    I agree a 100% :thumbup:

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    Yes, me too!! :D

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    How about cutting it down the middle and then making it so the center is on the outside on both sides?

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    I think I would cut off half of the green/purple section and add it to the other side of the quilt then you would have the two white and purple sections in the middle framed by the purple/green. I think it would give it a more "together" look.

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    I would probably cut 1/2 off each side that looks dark and light and swap those and resew them on. That way, the lights and darks balance out. Otherwise, I think it looks great.

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    Thanks, that's kind of what I was thinking but wasn't sure if it would look right if I did that.

    Another ??? How can I do this and it be straight? Chalk line? LOL

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    You laugh, but that's really not a bad idea :) I would probably try a folding method, making sure that the cutting line is the same all the way down. the two cut off sides don't necessarily have to be the same width.

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    Thanks QuiltnNan. ;)

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    you are welcome angies

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    I would cut it into 4 sections, 3 cuts, down the middle of each panel. (horizontally, by the first picture)

    I would rearrange those until I liked the look. Don't forget to try an end for end flip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    I like it but for a quick "fix" to your self proclaimed "problem" I would cut 1/3 off the right side (according to the picture) flip it upside down so the bottom now becomes the top, then sew it onto the LEFT side of the quilt where there is no white!
    This was my fix, but justwannaquilt posted first. The white in the center will balance the whole quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Well it looks a little like piano keys to me. What does the young man himself think?
    I haven't let Cody see it yet. I haven't let Cory see his Rail Fence top either. This way it's a total surprise. They saw the fabric but have not idea what I did with it. ;)

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    yes hon, cut and switch a bit and voila!!

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