Thursday, October 13, 2016

Long Time, No See

It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, but here's my latest quilt...

approx 40" x 64"

Here's a closeup shot of the quilting, backing, and binding...



And here's how this quilt came to be...

I started out with a jelly roll...



Then sewed it together a la "jelly-roll race" style...



All sewn together...


It looked OK, but I wanted to try something different, so I Googled "jelly roll race quilt variations" and found one that looked like patchwork. There was no explanation of how the patchwork look had been achieved, so I just decided to cut my top into 2 1/2-inch strips like this...


But no matter how I rearranged those strips, I couldn't make it look very patchworky -- too many of the same squares wound up next to each other.

So I then decided to sew all of those strips using the same "jelly roll race" technique...



Here's what it looked like in progress...


And again, the finished product...


I like the way it looks, but I'll never use this technique again...not worth the trouble.

3 comments:

Hunter said...

What a beautiful quilt. I can't make up my mind if I like the front or the back best!

Your quilts are all beautiful. I'm going to have a lot of fun reading your older posts.

I found your link on the "That Quilt" blog. We also exchanged a few messages when we were both doing the Dear Jane quilt.

Aloha from Maui.

Hunter

The Quilting Elf said...

I love the look of the finished quilt. Since I don't like working with little pieces, if I want this look I'm going with your double jelly-roll race technique. Thanks for sharing your process.
Kathy T. in Tampa

Heather said...

It's such a happy looking quilt with great backing.