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« on: November 05, 2010 06:25:22 PM »

Well, I made a really cool (to my mind) quilt with a batik jelly roll a while back (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=353078.msg4125468#msg4125468), and had a bunch of leftover pieces of jelly roll.  So this is what I did with it:



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And the back - again needed to stretch how much backing fabric I had, so used some leftover squares from the front (plus, I like how this looks better than just the plain dots!):


It's a bit funky-looking in the pic because I didn't bother to smooth it all down - sorry!  Next time I will be more patient!  Cheesy

C&C welcome!  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010 07:48:04 PM »

beautiful work!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010 09:09:33 PM »

I think it looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010 05:09:55 AM »

I like both of the quilts but this one is my favorite! Love the color combo! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010 03:48:01 PM »

Thanks, all!  This one is a Christmas gift for my parents.  I started out just making it to make it, but finished it in the right season, and I think they'd really like it! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010 05:15:01 PM »

Great job - and it looks totally different than the "original" quilt.  I just love finding uses for leftover fabric, don't you?
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010 06:07:22 PM »

Great job - and it looks totally different than the "original" quilt.  I just love finding uses for leftover fabric, don't you?

I totally do, especially since I'm trying to be "good" and use the fabric I have for projects rather than buying new.  I like how different it looks, too!
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010 09:37:56 PM »

What a beautiful use of leftovers. Plus, it's great that you were able to use it as a Christmas present. I'm about to get to work on three quilts for Christmas (not counting the two I'm supposed to making for myself Tongue). Thanks for the reminder to use what I have first. I was going to buy fabric for the third quilt, but maybe I can figure out something from my stash. Here's hoping. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010 05:29:12 AM »

I really like your two quilts, but I think I prefer your leftovers one the colours are very pretty.  I'm sure it will be loved in it's new home. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010 02:09:21 PM »

beautiful, I love the colors! I added it to my wist Smiley
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