Wednesday, February 15, 2012

jelly roll race quilt

Today was half a day at my kids school.
I was supposed to go shopping with our new neighbor, but we postponed it for tomorrow.
so this is what I did today :-)
I really love the black squares in there.
I will say one thing....
I bought the jelly roll online it was MODA batiks.
then when I started sewing the strips were crooked and not accurate.
what a bummer! this roll also had large zig zag edges which was a pain to deal with.
But I managed to make it work, it worked with this type of quilt, but if I had to precut into squares, I would have recut everything in the roll. I didn't realize this until first when I started sewing the black squares to the ends plus them the first step of sewing the looon strip together, starting with the two ends. when I started on row 2 I had two strips and two strips sewn together and was sewing those together, instead of lining where I sewed, I lined up the outside edges or rather watched BOTH.
Next time I buy a jelly roll it either has to be cut straight (which I'd prefer) or the tiny zig zag but I know that makes a lot of lint at the end.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- top done just missing applique pieces
#3 blue flower table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- top done and ready to quilt
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- all cut up for the funky block swap!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- making blocks as LEADERS and ENDERS, 4 matching ones done
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- may scrap this whole project
#15 aqua owl- applique ironed on, need to stitch around and sew together
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - all clues done, piecing it
# 18 Little twister blue- on the shelf, starting base top is done, some blocks cut and sewn
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - no plan for these yet
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- blocks done
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- top is done ready to quilt
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- top done
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- may make into a drunkard's path quilt

I have two customers quilts to work on and my other neighbor gave me 3 nativity scene panels to quilt too- I did one before Christmas.

I need to do something more inspiring!!


Megan said...

Ooooh, I love the little black accent squares in this pattern - they're a nice pop of contrast!

Connie said...

How neat! The black blocks really set off the batiks!
Quilting by the River

Kathryn D. Duke said...

we have been making lasagna quilts at guild and had some lovely examples to day too...really like your black block addition...

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

Have taught and made many of these, although with the 45 degree angles. I love this one with the black blocks, what a great addition!

Christine L said...

LOVE IT... What a fun quick's been added to my To Do list. I have the perfect person to look for fabrics for this idea! Thanks so much! Batiks are always a favorite of mine!!

Quiltingranny said...

What a really nice project! I love the little black squares that give it character!

Brandie said...

I'm not sure, but it looks as if your list has increased since last week. Girl how to you get sew much done? When I was pregnant, I slept all the time. Just reading your post makes me sleepy. Maybe I need more chocolate?

Lisa C in GA. said...

I've been wanting to do a jelly roll 1600 quilt for a while, with a Moda Swanky roll, and I love your idea of the blocks...I think I'll borrow it, and use different colors from the fabric - pink, blue, yellow, green. I have to say that I had the SAME complaint about those pinked edges. What a pain in the butt to sew!! I did a quilt using charm squares pinked that way, and hated it. It makes my eyes cross, to try to line up the points on them and try to keep my eyes focused where they need to be. But if yours was uneven I would write to Moda, and let them know. I think they might reimburse you or compensate you in some way...they seem like a pretty solid company, you know?

Lisa C in GA. said...

oh, one other thing - I saw your project note about taking paper off your red/green/yellow quilt. When I paper piece, I use regular printer paper. And before I sew, I set my machine to 1.6 stitches and sew over all the lines with no thread in the machine. When I finish my blocks, the paper just pulls away with no problem, and leaves nothing stuck in the stitches. I read all the time about people tweezing out paper and whatnot, but I've never had to do that. Have you ever tried it that way?