Monday, June 1, 2015

Jelly roll race quilt

Stupid livewriter had been "down" for a few days, I thought it was me, but googled it and found it's been going on for several days. I often/usually schedule my posts ahead of time, so didn't notice until the weekend :( so I'm back to going thru, but it takes a while to upload the pics....
anyone use another program for blog posts?
So Friday I wanted to start a NEW project and something I WANTED to do vs having to do, like all my quilt alongs etc. So I found a jelly roll I think from timeless treasures and there were a few pieces taken out of it but I figured I'd work with what I had, I looked at a few jelly roll books but nothing appealed to me, then I thought of the jelly roll race, I've made 2 in the past, one was a total FAIL because I made my own 2 1/2" strips and the colors just didn't go together, the 2nd one I think was okay, I gave it away, so it must have been fine :)
That one I added black 2 1/2" squares inbetween the strips and I wanted to try that again, so I sorted the strips of mostly greens and blues and there were 2 black strips, which I cut into 2 1/2" squares (I had about 33 strips I think of the greens and blues) I also had 3 yellow strips which I put aside at first but then I wanted to add them in between as well so I calculated that I could cut 4" sections and have enough so I added those next to the black.
 Here's the mess in progress :)
 It started to look great!
and here's the finished top without a border, roughly 45" x 60"
 then I found some solid black and added a 4 1/2" border and enough for binding too.
What does it remind you of?
I saw BEES right away.... hubby saw Bees and DNA, so he thought the name Bee-DNA should be the name for the quilt, I think Buzzing bees sound nicer :)
Either way I'm happy with it and I finished the main part before lunch and added the border in the afternoon, so EASY PEASY!

(One thing I miss in livewriter is the signature below, never figured out how to do that automatically)


Carol said...

Yeah. Losing LiveWrite suckies big time. No fix in sight either:(
Let me know if you find something that works well in it's place. I'm still looking.

Kwilt Krazy said...

I like your quilt. Reminds me of one of my favorite video games. Frogger :) I had a frogger birthday party once too ha ha.

Sheila said...

Cool Jelly Roll Race Quilt. Reminds me of Frogger video game, too. I can imagine some jumping frogs appliqued on this one for fun. Note that I said "imagine" as I don't do applique. Maybe one day.
Love the colors. Great guy quilt!

margaret said...

buzzing bee sounds good to me. I have a few jelly rolls but the books all need added fabrics so this is a great idea, love the added black square and yellow

Barb said...

I just might have to try that....looks great!

Michele said...

It does look great.

Sowing Stitches said...

Adorable! I didn't see the bees until you pointed them out...I saw a caterpillar fat and sassy ready to turn into a butterfly! :) Great pattern and I love the color combo!!!

Andrea Stanfield said...

I blog with Wordpress, lots of options for basic sites up to fancy templates.
I love your yellow and black spacers, plus the blue and green strips are perfect for the calm lazy days of summer.

Carla said...

Cute Buzzy Bee DNA quilt. ;o)
I need to do something like that
thanks for sharing yours.