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Thread: What I've been working on the last couple of evenings

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    This is from the book Jelly Roll Quilts and it takes one jelly roll. I had two of the Nature's Chorus jelly rolls that I tentatively have planned for a log cabin along with a solid white Moda Sugar. I decided to use one of them for this and each jelly roll has 10 of the white background so, I took all 20 of them and then selected 20 of the other colors. That still leaves me with 40 strips of just colors to go with the solid white.

    Anyway... this was fairly simple to do, just a bunch of loooonnnggg seams sewing the strips together into sets of 4 then cutting them into triangles and sewing them into blocks. Now I need to play around with the layout. Each strip set has a large off-cut with the suggestion to cut them into strips to do a pieced border. I am thinking if I can get another row of blocks out of it that I can make the quilt larger, 3 blocks x 4 blocks. I could always take a few more strips out of the other jelly roll too.


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    Very pretty fabrics and pattern :D :D :D

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    Love the colors.....sure gonna be pretty when it's done!...:-)

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    its the perfect spring time quilt. i could see us having a picnic on it at the park.

    its just lovely.

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    I love it! Would love to do that pattern in the future. Great job

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    Love it ! Did you use a special traingle ?
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    It does look like Spring. I've been working with dark colors for the last several quilts and I wanted to do something light.

    No, I didn't use a special triangle. Just a diagonal cut after cutting them into squares.

    I WAS able to get a whole other row out of the off-cuts, just barely, so it's going to be a good sized quilt. I have the floral stripped border fabric that goes with the collection and the pattern is 7 1/2" repeat so it's big borders too.

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    Ooooo I love the fabrics!

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    I have that book!
    That is a neat quilt. Thank you for inspiring me to take that jelly roll on the top shelf, the book that has been sitting on the shelf for months (after having just looked at it once) and actually do something with it all.
    That is truly a lovely quilt. You did a good job!

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    That book has lots of very simple patterns and there are several I want to do. The great thing about jelly rolls is there is no washing and drying, just a bit of ironing. :wink:

    It will be a decent size quilt, this is on a queen sized bed. I have some stash fabric that matches the darkest pink flowers but I'm not sure if I have enough to do a very slim border before the floral one. Could maybe use it for binding.

    I didn't square up anything while making it. I just don't want to spend hours doing that when it's a plain and simple project. If it's wonky, who would even know with that pattern??
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    You have a gift in that you can look at a pattern book and envision fabric you have access to.
    I have a hard time looking at a pattern and figuring out what it might look like with fabric in my surroundings.
    That sounds like I am making excuses for not really looking at that book, doesn't it? LOL Bummer!
    I think - - based on the photos that the darker pink inner border you were mentioning would really make that quilt look elegant.
    I think your first instincts are pretty good!

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    I HATE being indecisive, but, may I use my feminine perogative and change my mind about that inner border?
    When I looked at that beautiful border fabric ... I think the pretty little flowers would get lost, whereas right now, they are sort of accentuated by the inner blocks ... not having to compete to keep up ... I am not even going to ASK if that makes sense .

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    I just checked this book out of the library. There were some pretty quilts in it. Your version is beautiful!

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    Another great one - I love the colors and pattern!

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    Ooooh, very pretty!

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    It could go either way... either the dark pink border will make a definate frame around the body and then the border stands out on its own or, it overpowers it. I'll lay them out to see how it looks before deciding. As a binding I'm definate that it would frame the whole nicely.

    Since a jelly roll is all coordinated just about any would be fine. Almost can't go wrong.

    There is another one in the book with Japanese taupes that I love. It's muted and simple but beautiful. I haven't found a jelly roll of those fabrics yet.

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    That's pretty and looks awesome :)

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    Gee Pam ...I have wondered for a of couple days where you have been.

    Now I see .... you have been making a pretty quilt top. This is really nice. I love the colors.

    Have you worked anymore on the doll blocks? Tha is goiing to be fun seeing all of those and how people do them "up".

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    wow, Pam...girl, you are incapable of making a bad looking anything! :D

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    I have been reading all the posts, just not replying much. Been tired from work but always have the energy to sew even if I don't feel like talking.

    My DD and SIL and the kids will be here this weekend. They got approved for a mortgage and they are looking for a house in a city about an hour away from me. I am thinking that maybe my granddaughter would like to help design some girl and boy blocks and pick the embelishments. I still have the tutorial to do for the pattern pieced one.

    I'm sure I could make a bad looking quilt without half trying. :wink: EQ6, or using MS Paint like I used before that, sure helps in seeing how colors look together before I actually make it.

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    Pam this is beautiful! I love those fabrics. so you join the WOF strips then cut the triangles afterwards? Cool idea!

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    Very pretty fabrics and I like the border!

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    Wow!!! I love it. Just Beautiful.

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    The body is done, just needs the border(s). This was so simple to do but it looks complicated. I am already thinking of the next one I will do from the book. I have 1+ jelly rolls left over from a log cabin that I needed a little over 1 1/2 and I have 6 FQs of that collection. Should be able to make a nice sized one with that.

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    VERY PRETTY :D

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