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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 934875 views.

well, sometimes they work out and sometimes they don't - it hurts more when it was a forever project.  Sorry you aren't has happy with it as you had hoped, but from your picture it still looks nice as a scrappy quilt.  Definitely not as Wow as your tumbling blocks but still fine.  I feel like that about my 1st forever project (hand pieced diamonds and hand appliqued border), spent a very long time on it, lots of thought, lots of hours and I don't even like it enough to hang it up as a wall hanging.

all 10 tops are quilted, went pretty fast as I put a roll of fleece on my machine and quilted them one after the other until the rolled up tops were too thick on the bar, cut those off and kept going - almost 2 bolts worth of fleece.  Then I trimmed them all last night - geesh not looking forward to binding them all at once, or even making all that binding.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Ah, making binding is a mindless TV project!

Great that you were able to figure out how to make these work and get them off your plate.

Looks like a good project to tackle a little at a time. 


From: judyinohio


Definitely over and done with my career as a jelly roll quilter!  persevere 

This might be my sixth or seventh or eighth jelly roll quilt;  I do not want to bother to go back through my scrapbooks and verify an exact number. Just know that enough is enough. LOL  This one is about 48" x 78" and is called the "drag race" variation. I think I got the idea from Jordan Fabrics but I might be mistaken about the source.

I tried using Donna Jordan's idea for attaching the binding but since I don't have her strong thumb for pressing the binding to the side nor her iron thumbnail either it did not go well at this house. Live and learn.

Now I am organizing some batik charm squares for Dee's idea for a Beads quilt.

But first I have to work some more on that 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Oh, that one is very colorful & pretty!

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

4/1/21 how that turned out...colors are splendid!

Well it sure is a pretty quilt. I love the bright happy colors that are so nicely set off by the black polka dots. Love the scrappy binding.


From: judyinohio


Thank you, Ami. 

I still have a small stash of wild border fabrics (like those dots) left from my days of making juvenile quilts for Project Linus (they were great for expanding cute panels into larger quilts). As for the scrappy bindings, well, I have a big jar full of those from various projects. The binding for this quilt just happened to be jelly roll strips that didn't get added to the quilt.