Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Jelly Roll 1600 at the FNSI

 I find it very hard to cut into fabric I really love, hanging on to it for months (or in this case, years). What usually happens is that by the time I'm ready to use it, I don't like it anymore! Luckily that didn't happen with my Kansas Troubles fabric. I get a good feeling looking at them.
I can't seem to get enough of the Jelly Roll 1600. This one I've added a flange and 6" border. Originally I was going to applique flowers in the corners, but they just didn't go with the simple lines of the quilt. Circles to the rescue. I love circles (half of my quilts seem to have them). Go to the Heirloom Creations blog if you want to instructions on how to make your own Jelly Roll 1600!
For the FNSI I started stitching around the circle appliques. I've used a blanket stitch in a color that matches the applique. Maybe next time I'll try a thread color that stands out a bit more. Seems funny to do all those nice stitches and not have it show up. For those of you who don't know about the FNSI (Friday Night Sew In), click on this link for Handmade by Heidi. It's a great way to schedule in some sewing time with a bunch of blogging friends (and a prize draw!).

If any of you live near Winnipeg, Manitoba you might want to check out the Assiniboine Circle Quilt Club Fall Quilt Show. It's happening next Sunday, September 25th at the St. Francois Xavier Community Centre from 11-4.  I'm showing a few quilts, including this circle quilt so I guess I better get going on the quilting of it! I would love to believe that it will be ready, folded by the door, the day before the show. However, from past experience I think there will be a frantic push the night before to finish the binding, stitching into the wee hours.

Happy Stitching
corina

13 comments:

wackywoman said...

Love it. This is my favorite go-to quilt these days. Makes up so fast and it is effective as well. Have you seen it made with a 2.5" same-color square used betwen each strip? Also nice.

Myra said...

Looking good Corina!! I'm sure going to have to give these Jelly Roll quilts a try... Once I get all my PhDs done!!! lol...

Joanne said...

It looks fantastic with the circles. The fabric is so beautiful.
Good luck with your quilting and the quilt show.

Manda said...

Thats looks lovely. I think the circles go really well!

supermom said...

How pretty! These Jelly Roll 1600 quilts really are fun and I love how you add applique to them... in this one and your black, white and lime one.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful! I really like the circles in the border.

Cheers, K

snippetsandyarns said...

I love the simple addition of the circles in the border. I think it really adds to the look of the quilt.

Linda said...

Fabulous! Love the circles.

Peg said...

Oh, I love JR 1600 - have done a few myself. Particularly like the way you bordered this one! Great colors, too.

Debbie said...

Great quilt! Good job on all those circles! I agree - flowers just wouldn't have been the same look!

Gina said...

Your quilt is awesome! I just learned about the 1600 Quilt from my sister. I will be trying it soon. Oh and I like the circles on your borders for that quilt!

Karen said...

Very pretty! Great choice on the circles and flange border. I've never tried one before but your's makes me want to. Great job!

wendy said...

The circle accents are the perfect ending for this quilt....well done!