Tuesday, 7 June 2011

jelly roll fun............

I shared this photo with you the other night........receiving all kinds of comments.......lol........cheeky girls........
the off cuts were from joining all these strips.............
what for you may ask...........well I saw this on Tracee's blog on Thursday and thought i've got a jelly roll that would be fun...........
so onto a jelly roll race..............I timed myself and it took 35 mins to join the ends of the strips with some thread issues I had to sort out too................then 1hr15 to get the strips joined..............absolutely no idea how that lady got it together in 35mins...........Peg made one too over the weekend and she was bit quicker joining the ends of the strips together but about the same time to join the strips............ 
but here is the top.......I just kept joining the ends of the strips as I picked them up in the order of the roll..........now all mixed up..............it's a pretty good size 63x51in............I used a "Peace on Earth" jelly roll..........love that range............now if I could find some yardage for a border that would be great.............and I have a couple of ideas to jazz it up a little...........not that it needs it I like it for a super quick simple quilt.............
Tracey (Oz Mum) had a play with the jelly roll race too while she was on retreat.................go towards the bottom of this post to see it..............
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the girls sewing into the wee hours.............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

36 comments:

  1. Love that wine glass shot...LOL! great quilt...miss you all!

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  2. It's turned out great!! She must have been a super fast sewer (the lady on the clip!)... !! I think that just over an hour is pretty good though!

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  3. The jelly roll strip quilt is so effective... we are so lucky with such beautiful fabrics to play with.... I see you all stitch like I do - with quilters tea close by...
    Hugz

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  4. The quilt-top looks fabulous!! What a terrific idea!!! I reckon it would look great as is, or even with some great big daisies applique'd on it too. Oh, and the gawjus purple fluffy slippers peeking out from under it are to die for lol.
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  5. The quilt looks fab Chooky - I bet it was the wine that slowed you down - Too many pit stops - LOL

    Hugs - Fee XX

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  6. What a great idea, simple scrappy and warm, happy quilting Sue SA.

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  7. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time Chooky... It must be time I headed over that way again. Such a beautiful place!
    Just love your quilt... thinking that could be my next jelly roll project!

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  8. Maybe that lady wasn't as pedantic as you!!! I too love those little fluffy purple slippers peeking out from that lovely quilt!!

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  9. Hi Chooky, Marally Craft in Orange have some of that fabric.....And the good news is that all their fabric is 50% off at the moment.....Gotta love stocktake sales...Give them a call and tell them that I sent you....PH 63623860.....Just not sure for how long the sale goes for.....I am sure they will post it out to you.....Good Luck! Kate

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  10. very quick very simple, but oh so effective. Sounds like you ladies all had a lot of fun!

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  11. Love it! When Tracey started playing I wished I'd taken a jelly roll with me too!

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  12. The quilt-top looks fabulous..What a terrific idea!
    hmm... you sure it wasn't that glass of wine that slowed you down a bit..but what fun!
    Julia ♥

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  13. Crazy women, only another quilter would understand all the excitement

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  14. i have a jelly roll and i think i will do the same,well done Chooky

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  15. I noticed that Tracey had / joins in her quilt which lead me to wonder what width you have made them; wonder even more now that I do not see joins in yours.
    I have some scrap bags minus selvedge so they should be fun to join up in this way. I made one as Chinese coins, initially hated it but grew to love it before it went to Africa to fistula hospital.
    So, in that ramble, I am asking what width have you used?

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  16. I did one of these a couple of months ago and posted about it on my blog.....you can do it in 35 minutes if you already have the strips sewn together and laid out so that it is not tangled up at your feet.....I made mine in 38 mins. which included a mess up with the strips turning the wrong way.....after I finally got it under control going my way it was easy......but you do have to do the prep work first.....yours looks really nice.....I will be making the grands one for Christmas this year....

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  17. Your top look great! Love that idea! Want to try out myself, but I think it's more fun doing it with friends!

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  18. The quilt looks fab ... a great idea and still reasonably quick.... also love the purple slippers crawling out the bottom (chuckle)

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  19. Oh, that jelly roll race looked like lots of fun! I have often timed my quilting, but I have never raced to see how quilt it could be done :o) Love the look of those "Peace on Earth" strips sewn together - and look forward to seeing what you do to finish it!

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  20. eh... "how quilt it could be done"???? Sorry not sure if that was just a typo or a Freudian slip *lol* Should be "quick" :o)

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  21. you girls amaze me with your inspiration and ideas - good stuff

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  22. Love:
    the purple slippers!
    the half full / half empty?? glass
    the quick & easy quilt

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  23. I will definitely not race you...I labour over my work far too long...you would win hands down....the effect is lovely and it really shows off the fabrics....ps.looove the purple footwear!!!....lol....

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  24. Love the quilt (and the wine glass). Looks like you all had a great time xxx

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  25. I want to have a go at that challenge too one day. Quilt looks great and I LOVE the purlpe slippers. LOL

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  26. You Girl's were sooo Productive..Love your Quilt don't think it needs a Border...
    cheers

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  27. Hi Chooky, not sure if you want to know this but I just got an email from Marally in Orange and the sale now extends to all floor stock....excluding DMC threads and a couple of other things.....Kate

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  28. That is a great way of using jelly rolls :)

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  29. hI cHOOKY.....JUST BEEN INTO MARALLY AND THE GIRLS NEED YOU TO CALL THEM PLEASE......tHEY WROTE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER DOWN WRONG.....tHANKS

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  30. Looks like you all had a great time. Love the jelly roll quilt.

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  31. Love those purple fuzzy slippers! Sounds like you all had a great time! Lot's of lovely projects from every one! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

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  32. Love your beverage of choice...could that be why it took so long? Actually, I think that was fast and it looks so good.
    Mama Bear

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  33. Looks like you all has lots of fun. Glad to Kerry having some time to sew as well. But chooky what about the slippers. Isn't great to have a weekend get away where you can wear your slippers all Day long .......mmmm

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  34. Thanks for the link Chooky.. I just had to try it too. Love those purple slippers

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  35. Oh my, your retreats look like so much fun!! I wish I could go on one.. And I gotta do the challenge! The Jelly roll Challenge!! Yep, see how long that takes me!
    Hugs
    jen

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