Saturday, January 4, 2014

First Project of 2014!

One of my goals for 2014 is to blog closer to once per month, instead of once every few months. There are always lots of projects to share, but photographing, editing and blogging always seems to take longer than the actual project! So, don't hold your breath, but just know that I really do want to be better about sharing!

So this is the famous 1600 Quilt, so called because you start out by sewing all the strips from a jelly roll together end to end, making a strip about 1600 inches long. There are whole races set up around making this quilt! I got this done from start to finish in a little over one hour. The bulk of it took me about 50 minutes. The fastest I have heard someone complete it was 30 minutes! I don't know how they did it!

I started with a jelly roll of Kona solids. I took out the pinks and put in whites strips, but in the end I didn't like how that turned out. Even though I mixed them up, they ended up in blocks next to each other. What I wish I had done was taken out the pinks and added in more red, yellow and oranges. But live and learn! While I'm not over the top for this quilt pattern, I did find it to be a fast way to make a quilt, and it turns out to be a pretty good size. I might do it again if a jelly roll comes along that I really love! 

Here's to a crafty 2014!


Shirley Ann said...

Wow, this is really a neat quilt. I haven't seen one before. I would like to try one! I think the solid like this would make a really nice gift because it would go with anything. Although making a printed one would be fun too. I love 30s era fabrics. I wonder if I could get a jelly roll with that kind of fabric?!

Jennifer said...

love it kelly! How will you quilt it? And it will look sooo different once it is quilted! SO if you don't like the white touching now it may look totally fine once it's done.

Corinnea said...

Very cool. I've made a couple and neither came in under 30 minutes.... not sure how those women do that!

I'm trying to get back on the blogging thing. I MISS seeing things from you. Well, actually I just miss you.