Tuesday, October 09, 2012

jelly roll race #2


Okay I think I have an obsession with these quilts.
This particular race took me just under 2 hours.

I added red Moda Basic Grey Grunge to the end of each jelly roll strip.
This line is Urban Couture by Basic Grey.
I think it is about 4 or 5 years old....
it was about time I used that jelly roll don't you think?
Anyone going to try one of these?
I have 4 more races to go....

15 comments:

Sandy said...

I have done that "race" quilt before and I love doing them. The idea of the square of red was a goody!! Thanks for sharing the idea.

Joanne Lendaro said...

interesting to see where the red block ended up, almost a pattern. thanks for posting...

Linda said...

Love the Jelly Roll race quilts. I made one with the Sweetwater Reunion line and used dark gray squares. I love it and want to make more of them. Super fun and easy, plus the results are always great!

Kathy Gordon said...

Check out my post for photos of race quilts... http://kwiltypleasures.blogspot.com/2012/09/sunday-snippet-jelly-roll-race.html

So fun and our race quilts tops were do acted to the James Stitching Sisters for breast cancer patient quilts.

Lynn Gardner said...

Guess I'm going to have to try one of these jelly roll race quilts now! I have the same jelly roll at home -- been hoarding it for something "special" and yours looks pretty cute.

Jan said...

I like this much better than the mitered corner version. Since you added fabric, did you still cut off a portion of the first strip? Thanks.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love the pop of red at the ends. You're making me want to bust out my jelly roll of '1974' from Urban Chicks and make one. I'm hoarding it. I think it needs to be a race quilt. :)

BlinkeysBlog.blogspot.com said...

I really want to thank you for sharing these quilts. I do like this one with the red squares. It looks special. The receiver is going to love it! Thanks for sharing them. I will get to one soon. I have about 20 jelly rolls.

Sandra said...

Really cute. Can't wait to see the next four........

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I like the idea. I have never done this, but it sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the post.

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Pat said...

I really like these quilts because they work up really fast and are a lot of fun to do -- except for that first fold and seam! I've done three in batiks, which turned out really well, and just finished one in Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The Kaffe is spectacular.

TaraB said...

I made all my children a jelly roll race quilt for Christmas last year, but rather than using a jelly roll, I used scraps or just 2 1/4" strips. My oldest was just yellow and blue - his high school colors. My other two children were all different novelty fabrics. They were fun and easy and was a great Christmas gift. I finished them with pillow cases to match.

Lyn said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading, and really liked that pop of red in your quilt top....thanks for sharing! I have yet to make one of these, but plan to and will try it with a bit of color at the end like you did!

Sheila said...

I agree. You are making me want to bust out my jelly rolls and start sewing up more jelly roll quilt. Love the pattern of the little red blocks. Such an interesting quilt. Looks like a child was playing Hop Scotch.