Monday, November 07, 2016

Narrow Strips and Lots of Seams


Ever decide that the best way to spend your afternoon is playing Jelly Roll Race with 1 1/2" strips? It's definitely not for the faint of heart or the impatient, but it gave me exactly the effect I was hoping for! I don't think I could have gotten that result any other way, so it was worth all of the untwisting and ridiculously long seams.


Soooo many seams to press when it was done! But I would've had just as many of those if I sewed the strips together the regular way. Now I've got to matchstick quilt the whole thing, because I have no common sense at all.

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4 comments:

Ariane said...

Love it!!

Alison said...

Ha! Your post makes me laugh. Your piece almost looks like wood grain with a quick glance!

Vicki in MN said...

I love neutral quilts, not sure that I would have the patience for doing what you did though, LOL You rock!

claudia said...

I just did a jelly roll because I had a roll of the wrong color fabric for another project and didn't want to send it back. I paired it with some charm squares that I cut in half to make 2-1/2" x 5" rectangles sewn to the jelly roll strips. (Talk about seams!) I then raced it and it turned out okay, a little splotch of color every now and then, if I use it as a quilt here at me house it will show dirt like there's no tomorrow! I think I will finish it and send it off to a friend who doesn't have kids or animals!

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