Friday, 15 July 2011

The start of the 1600+ quilt






Yesterday I decided to have a go at a 1600 quilt. Well because I had two 25 piece jelly rolls mine turned into a 2150 quilt! The jelly rolls I used were Fabric Freedom Rainbow Lily. Each roll has 25 strips 43 inches long, and joined together, with a bias join, in a long line measure 2150 inches. Once you have the long row you take the end to the top and sew together until you meet the fold, cut this. Repeat this process *end to the top* so the two strips become 4 then 8 then 16 etc.. and in a very short while [35 minutes is the record!] you have a quilt.
Take a look at http://blog.heirloomcreations.net/?p=1897 to see a group video racing to make the quilt.

4 comments:

Sally Hamilton said...

How cool is that? This weekend I used a jelly roll pack and designed a bargello quilt. Too fun.

Gail said...

Fast and furious quilting, I like your jelly roll fabrics. Thanks for explaining how it works.

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun...I want to make one!

AnnieO said...

Really great fabric choice--very lively and pretty. Sounds like a fun challenge working so quickly.

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