Sunday, 25 November 2012

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Way back in June I attended the Fat Quarterly Retreat in London.  I happily signed up for the Jelly Roll Race Quilt and quickly swiped the Sew Stitchy Jelly Roll for my quilt.

I couldn't do it all in one go as I was too busy flitting around talking but John very kindly timed all my segments.  I am known amongst my family for being unbearingly slightly competitive so when it got to the last 10 minutes I was stitching like a demon.  I can't say these are the best seams ever but I got the quilt top sewn up in the fastest time of 1 hour and 8 minutes.

jelly roll racers
Me & my quilt on the right of the photo - Katy (I'm a Ginger Monkey's photo)

I might have sewn the top together quickly but I wasn't quite so fast at finishing the quilt.  It has lingered in my UFO pile for quite a while until I finally backed it with some Ikea fabric (to tone the pinkness of it down).  It then lingered again waiting for its binding.  

Jelly Roll Race Quilt

I chose a fabric from Sherbet Pips for the binding - its not the perfect match but once it was on there was no way it was coming off.

Jelly Roll Race Quilt Back


I'm rather taken with the back wonky straight line quilting and all.  And I am very pleased to have another finish off my list of Work in Progress quilts.

12 comments:

  1. Well done! So good to have a finish, and this is lovely. Perfect pattern to show all Aneela's lovely prints! Next please! :)

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  2. ohhh it's lovely, brings back happy memories :)

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  3. It looks fabulous, well done on the finish

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  4. Fabulous quilt A! Well done on a successful finish! Jxo

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  5. Oh yes I was there! Well done for finishing!

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  6. I absolutely love this quilt -- darling!

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  7. Looks great the quilting is fun too.

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  8. They are good fun to do. I made the top of one and put borders on. I am sorry to say that is still waiting to be quilted. I love the choice of jelly roll, it is also nice to see the strips joined in a vertical line. Best wishes from Sussex. Jan

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