Friday, September 30, 2016

Jelly Roll Race Quilt - Quiltsy Team Challenge

I'm back in blog land! 
My previous post was 6 months ago. I think I needed a break from blogging, it took me days to finish a blog post and I felt I didn't have anything to write about...
A break from blogging, but not from sewing. I have been busy with this, that and everything and now prepping Red Needle Quilts for the upcoming Holiday Season

This August, the Quiltsy Team on Etsy had a fun challenge for members to make a 'Jelly Roll Race' quilt. I must confess I had never heard of it, yep, had to google it! :) If you don't know what a JRR quilt is, click here .

I didn't have any 'jelly roll' so decided to cut 40  2-1/2 inch strips from some of the  batiks I have 'saved' - because they were too beautiful to be cut! (I know it's not only me! lol) I don't really like those precuts; jelly roll, charm packs etc, they are too 'linty'.


It was a fun quilt to make and I was rather surprised how fast it was done. So if you have a 'jelly roll' just sitting there and you don't know what to do with it, why not turn it into a 'JRR' quilt? It is said it can be done in one hour (or so). I didn't look at the clock when I started or finished, but I know it took me more than one hour! Important coffee breaks in between! :) 

Love how it turned out, bright and colorful.

I quilted it in an allover loopy swirls pattern.
Quilt size: 56-3/4 x 71 inches / 144 x 180 cm

This quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop

Want to see more? Take a look over at Quiltsy Team to see some of the other 'Jelly Roll Race' quilts .


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Chantal said...

Welcome back. It's so nice to hear from you again and to know you were not sick or anything. Beautiful quilt, love the batik. Congrats on this gorgeous finish. ;^)

Bev C said...

Hello Astrid,

Welcome back, your quilt just screams Summer, so lovely and bright.

Happy days.

Elzaan said...

Absolutely Fabulous!
I love the bright colours and the fact that it isn't a "planned" quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

welcome back after such an extended leave from blogland - I had wondered if you were coming back. A delightful colorful quilt. I have heard of jelly roll race quilts but I had never made one - really with the colors you used it is one of the best I have seen!! Hope we continue to hear from you.

Bjørg said...

Lovely quilts Astrid! Hilsen fra Bjørg

Karen S said...

Lovely to see you back. What fun you have had with your jelly roll race. Your quilt is gorgeous with its beautiful bright colours.

Quiltgal said...

Great to see you back. Love the Quilt. Gorgeous colours.