Saturday, October 1, 2011

Not Another Jelly Roll 1600 Quilt!

Yuppers. Can't stop making them.

This time I did the rectangle variation. Instead of joining the strips with diagonal seams, I inserted a 2 1/2"x4 1/2" rectangle between them. I've seen some online with rectangles, squares etc. Don't know who originally did it with rectangles but it was a great idea!
 The fabrics were from my stash of what my friend calls "no color colors". The dark, muted colors paired with the stripe make it a perfect quilt for a guy.
I only had 1/2 a yard of the stripe and was lamenting the fact that it was getting used up. Why is it that I always buy too much of a fabric that never ends up being useful and never have enough of the "good" ones? A return trip to the quilt shop and a lighter wallet solved that issue.

Lately I've been buying quite a few striped fabrics. It's all the fault of Mari at the Quilting Edge. Her quilts are amazing. She works with stripes and solids and the results are unbelievable. One of these days I'm going to try her quilt as you go technique for making improvisational quilts. I especially like her quilt as you go Log Cabin. Her tutorial for quilt as you go is really well done.

Anyway, I'd like to say that it's the last Jelly Roll 1600 you will see here, but that would be a lie - they are just too fun to make!

Happy Stitching
corina

12 comments:

Sandra :) said...

I don't think there's such a thing as too many JR1600 quilts, Corina! This one is lovely - I like the little joiner blocks - the stripe really gives it a bit of pop! I like the "no colour colours" moniker - very appropos, lol!

GerryART said...

This quilt puts an entirely fresh look at these jelly roll quilts.

L♥ove this earth-toned design. Very, very nice.

Also, thanks for the link.

hugs.
Gerry

Linda said...

Another awesome quilt top! Love the stripe and how it gives such sparkle. Great choice.

MariQuilts said...

Wow, I really love this quilt....that stripe just gives it the pop it needs. Thanks for the lovely compliments and the link back.

Connie said...

What a great stripe fabric! I like all the browns and the stripe really adds to your quilt! Your newest follower!
Quilting by the River

a good yarn said...

It looks fabulous! Love the stripe breaking into the strips. Colours are terrific too. ann :-)

Peg said...

Love that JR 1600!

supermom said...

It looks great with those blocks of stripes adding in.

I have got to get my list of UFOs done so that I can start some of these jelly roll quilts.

wendy said...

Love the colors...you have such a way with colors.

Myra said...

Looking good Corina!!

Remember to refill your wallet for your next trip for fabrics... ;)

taylorsoutback said...

Oh no - not the last! All those Jelly Rolls have taken on a life of their own and are just too tempting.

While I am a very conservative quilter, using stripes in blocks and bindings is always fun - they just add so much interest to the quilt no matter where they are placed.

Great job!

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