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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > When Jellyrolls don't work! ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 2/25/12 1:31 PM

Below is the block I lost in another color scheme. My sister gave me several jellyrolls to make quilts from. The jellyroll is American Banner Rose by Moda which I plan to give to her son and DIL. This is the part about jelly rolls I do not like because the fabric selection is fixed. I could have added fabrics but when I started this project but I did not know that directional fabrics would be a problem... I think the dark navy stripe and the tan stripe is too strong. It confuses the look of the block. This is the quilt with the missing - re-sewn block. Nothing in the pattern said to stay away from directionals... I do not want to have to find more fabric to match this line and remake these blocks. I am thinking just to go ahead and see how the whole top looks. If I don't like it I am not sure what I'll do. My sister did not ask for these quilts but being the kind and generous sister she is I thought it only natural to make quilts for her family with them.

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Date: 2/25/12 2:23 PM

I love Moda prints; Three Sisters line is my favorite. I believe you are right by saying the navy looks too strong. It's because it's close to a white, which makes it even stronger. The navy is just the polka dot, right? Try squinting at this and you will see what you want to do. For me, I'd leave it out entirely, or have just a snippet of it for punch. The navy is too close to black, and as you may know, black and yellow dominate a quilt.

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Date: 2/25/12 2:46 PM

I moved some of the navy into the other blocks to distribute it a bit into the other two blocks, as it was mostly in that upper block. Because this is a Jelly roll with a limited selection of prints, I use all the cream that came with it. Believe it or not, the navy is a part of a cream stripe.... the pattern called for 8 cream strips so I had to use all that came with the roll... but this is where I wish I had used another fabric. I put my camera away so maybe I'll post another picture later when more blocks are pieced.

This is the supposed cream print. I also looked at the 3 Sisters new Papillon line - gorgeous! If I need to redo those blocks the cream fabric in that line would be perfect.

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Date: 2/25/12 6:38 PM

I don't think it is so bad as long as it is not all in one block. If you look at antique quilts there are often a block or blocks with some rather dominant prints in them. I think the colors are lovely, and your niece and nephew will be very pleased with the quilt.

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Date: 2/25/12 6:56 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I moved it around and you are right, its not so dominant. The other blocks I pieced are not shown here but once I get the next three completed, I'll post a pic. I am making this quilt from Strip Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown. When I discovered the jellyroll my sister sent me was the similar to the one in this book I decided I had to make it...

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Date: 2/25/12 7:03 PM

I think if they are distributed a bit they will work out great! It will be a lovely quilt. Lucky nephew and wife!

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Date: 2/26/12 11:39 AM

This is lovely.

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Subject: When Jellyrolls dont work! Date: 2/27/12 3:55 PM

Could you tea dye the navy print to cut down on the constrast?

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Date: 2/27/12 8:34 PM

I like your suggestion but everything is already cut and pieced. I would have to tea dye the whole top at this point and I am not sure I want that look. After distributing the parts with the navy, it doesn't look so bad. I have all the blocks done now and have begun to piece the top together. Making a quilt with Jellyrolls certainly takes away the work of having to determine a color palette. But I personally like that part of the process. I have several jelly rolls my sister gave me and so I want to use them up. You get what you get in fabric selection. Again it was hard to tell how all the directional fabric would work and in this case, not very well. I think when the top is all done it won't look so bad. At least that is what I hope for.

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Date: 2/27/12 11:42 PM

Well, if you want to use them up quickly!

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