March 31, 2014

Jelly Roll Race ... Take 2

I get all the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials on You Tube, and let's say they are fantastic.  They are great, descriptive, and visual movies that helped me as a beginning quilter.  Jenny always shares great little patterns for pre-cuts and helpful tips.  When the Jelly Roll Race 2 tutorial got posted, I thought this would be great way to bust through some of my scraps!  (I always cut fabric scraps into pre-cut sizes and store by size to make my life easier.)  So I pulled 42 different strips by wof, and a pulled a pile of white 2.5 inch squares and got sewing.  Here is a little scrap/stash busting at it's finest :)


And the race begins ...


This quilt came together quickly and I enjoyed the process.  The first two folds I thought were never going to end, but after that it didn't take long to finish.  I enjoy the white squares scattered throughout the quilt.  They add some randomness and break up the strips.




I also have to share that Missouri Star Quilt Company now has all their video patterns as a magazine.   No ads and everything that is great about the videos as a hard copy at a very reasonable price.  I must confess they have once again out done themselves :)




Look at all those pretty pre-cut projects!

Overall, I am so impressed with this quilt. This was a win/win.  My scrap pile is missing 42 strips and it was fun to make :)  Now I just need to find some quick projects for 5 inch squares.  

Sew long for now, 
CHELS

7 comments:

  1. Your scraps are beautiful done up like this. I think the white adds a lot to the look of the top. Great job!

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  2. Love the fabrics you chose. Very pretty and springtimey. You're so clever to keep your scraps organized like that. Mine are all in a big basket.

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  3. whoo-hoo! way to bust some stash! :)

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  4. Gosh love how pretty and light that quilt looks not to mention quick. Lovey!

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  5. Such pretty colours, your quilt looks like spring tulips, funny how the scrap pile never looks smaller though , thanks for the tips!

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  6. Turned out great. Love the colors. I have recently discovered Pat Speth of 'Nickle' quilts fame. She has written a few books and she uses alot of 5" squares. The quilt group I am in is doing a Pat Speth mystery quilt and step1 is to use 5" squares to make HST's. Might give you some inspiration.

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    1. I am going to check this out! Thanks for the heads up :)

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