July 26, 2011

Jelly Roll Race Quilts

Except for the turquoise binding on Cosmos, the jelly roll quilts are finished. They are a wonderful palette of fabrics for machine quilting. I used the Circle Lord template boards to do the quilting. Hence the name "Cosmos" and "Sakura".

The quilts are very fun to do, and if you like surprise endings---you will enjoy doing these as you never quite know what they will look like until the final finish!

These two were made from batik jelly rolls I found on sale. I'm sorry I didn't keep the wrapper names.

"Cosmos" is very soft pretty pastel with lots of pinks, lavenders and turquoise blues. "Sakura" is a beautiful combination of dark indigo blues, teals and purples.

I think it's important in the overall appearance of these horizontal strip quilts to finish them off with a inner sashing border, and a large outer border to frame and enhance the "jelly "centers. I can also see the opportunity to embellish them with appliqué and machine embroidery motifs. I plan to do more in different color combinations.

"Cosmos" and "Sakura" Jelly Roll Quilts
71" x 53" "Sakura" batik Jelly Roll

Sakura design with Circle Lord template board
"Cosmos" Jelly Roll Quilt 63" x 74" Batik
"Cosmos" Circle Lord template board quilting

To Learn more about the Jelly Roll Race and the Fun involved in making these abstract quilts please click Here


pirate said...

Wonderful serendipity designs! And simply *fantastic* quilting motifs!

I envy you your Circle Lord but am content to admire from afar. :-)

Nicely, nicely done!

Susan said...

They all look great! Nice job!

Diane said...

I like your Jelly roll races quilts. I made one a few months ago but still need to quilt it. I enjoyed the 'not having to think while sewing mode' and just zip along. I agree about the inner and outer border.

Purple Pam said...

Both quilts are wonderful. I like both quilting designs, but I think I like the Circle Lord the best. I have one more border to sew onto my second jelly roll race quilt. I had so much fun making both of my quilts, too.

Ivory Spring said...

Your quilting is absolutely fabulous!