Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Scrappy Batik Jelly Roll Race

When I was cleaning a few weeks ago, I found LOTS of orphan fabric strips. There were many batiks and I chose about 45 - 48 strips that I though went together. At a recent retreat, I made Scrappy Batik Jelly Roll Race, a donation quilt. The purple/red squares between each of the strips is also Batik fabric from my stash.
Oops, I had this folded after laundering.
The quilt has Dream Cotton batting and is about 62" by 65". I machine quilted this with a walking foot and a wavy zigzag, stitch #4 on my Bernina, with a stitch length of 2. The thread was 50-wt Aurifil #2735 royal blue.

I used a few more Batik strips on the back for interest.

I still have LOTS of fabric strips - I've been thinking of quilt ideas to use more of them. In the meantime, this happened: 

Good thing it's not sewn together - can you spot the turned block? 

I really didn't need to begin another quilt; I have many in various stages that need to be finished. But I decided to use up a few strings. It's about half done... 


  1. The strippy is great! Love those colors. But your new string piecing is fabulous. For me it is about the color and what it says :)

  2. Once that block is turned, that is going to be a fun quilt.



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