For quite some time I had been wanting to make a 1600 Jelly Roll quilt to find out what people on Yahoo groups were talking about. Gosh, who knew that making a 1600 JR quilt could be so addictive? I think I could make one in every colour way in my stash, if I had enough colours of each that is.
Now, the JR 1600 quilt instructions can be found here. These very generous people at Heirloom Creations are happy for others to use their idea as long as you give credit - which is more than fair in my book.
I made my own 'jelly roll' from my stash of black/white/grey. I had so many bits of these colours, that I just chopped them up one afternoon into appropriate lengths. That night I made the quilt top - how fast does a JR 1600 go together? Inside 3.5 hours with getting dinner for the family in the middle of that and pressing the seams! WOW!
When I had sewn my black/white/grey fabrics together, which looked fabulous on the sewing table when in strips, I thought err, boring, dull, lifeless. Off to visit my good friend, the internet and search some images to try and liven up this extremely boring quilt top. I found the answer to my prayers here. I wrote to Corina of cwquilts and she very kindly gave me permission to use her idea with credit applied at the time of posting to my blog.
My version of the 1600 JR Quilt:
In making this quilt, not only did I have fun, but I was once again reminded of the wonderful generosity of Quilters all over the world who are not frightened of sharing what they know with strangers. I am indebted to Heirloom Creations and C W Quilts for giving me some sewing pleasure.