Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Gelato Ombre Quilt

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Well I finally made my first Jelly Roll Race quilt, took long enough right as this pattern has been so popular for a long time!  Last spring when I was at the quilt show in Winnipeg I bought a Gelato Ombre jelly roll from Keystone Quilts. She had a Jelly Roll race quilt made from it hanging in her booth and I just fell in love with it!  So in September when I was at a Keystone retreat in Winnipeg I made the quilt top. It was a great retreat project and I even put all the strips into a bag and randomly pulled out a strip and sewed them end to end. Those that know me well know that would not have been an easy process for me as I like to be ‘matchy matchy’ when I put fabrics together.  The only time I put a fabric strip back in the bag was if I had just pulled that same one out that I just used as there are doubles of each fabric in this jelly roll.

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I chose Ebb and Flow for the pantograph,  Monopoly thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.  Still need to add the binding but this might be the last sunny day for awhile!

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I was able to get some nice pictures down at the boat launch dock on the river in Emo.  It was windy but I take risks with my own quilts ( NOT with my clients)  as I had my foot on it for most of the photos except this next one! So glad it didn’t blow into the river!

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I had drove down to the Barwick boat launch with the lighthouse but the dock has been pulled out for the winter.

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10 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, perfect quilting pattern to boot! Can you believe I still haven't made one?! Improv is not a quilting trait that I possess and I'm not sure I could have been so brave as to just "go with the flow" in sewing it together! Kudos to you!

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  2. Beautiful, Kathy. Gelato Ombre makes an awesome Jelly Roll quilt. Congrats on embracing the risks of randomness. That was a big step. :) Ebb and Flow is a perfect panto for this is quilt.

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  3. Oh i LOVE that Gelato Ombre jelly roll quilt. I've made the jelly roll quilt before, but never in anything as lovely as the Gelato. I'm sooo tempted to order a roll and make one of these quilts for myself, but I'm trying really REALLY hard to use what I already have and get my stash whittled down... but this is so tempting. :)

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  4. Years ago I was making those as gifts. I put various appliques on which were appropriate for the recipient. Worked very well. Yours is so nice and the dark border is the perfect 'frame'.

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  5. Wow - that looks great in the ombres! Perfect quilting motif for it, too.

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  6. I like! I haven't made a jelly roll race quilt yet either.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I love the colours and the quilting looks superb Kathy!!

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  8. I love what you ended up with. I have to laugh at your matchy, matchy comment, nothing funnier than a room full of quilters doing a jelly roll race. After tops are finished though, then the creative juices begin to flow and the OCD is lessened.

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