Friday, September 18, 2015

Evolution of a Quilt



I've been seeing Jelly Roll Race quilts for a while now, but never tried one. Then I saw a tutorial on Missouri Star where Jenny Doan told about one made with batiks and black blocks between each strip. 

Of course you know I wanted to try it with red blocks instead of black. So I did.  Here's how it looked. All right, but nothing to get too excited about, right?

So I added a couple of borders. Better. But still not there yet.

Then I had the idea of adding that big Dresden plate I made a while back. Oh, yeah!

When I moved that plate to the top left, a scripture came floating up to my mind, Malachi 4:2, especially the first part of the verse.

So I put it on the label and now I know where it is supposed to go.

The colors are so vibrant, these pictures really do not do them justice.

But I am so pleased with the final outcome. Isn't it fun to watch the journey to a completed quilt? I know I had a lot of fun with this one. The couple to whom it will be going have had some struggles, but I believe this will be a reminder to them of how very much our God cares.

I hope you've made that discovery, too! I would not like to be in this troubled would without Jesus!

Have a great weekend!

Hugs and kisses and lots of love,

12 comments:

  1. That was the perfect addition to the quilt!!

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  2. It may not a popular thing to say, but I LIKE jelly roll race quilts. I really like yours with the border and the dresden flower! The couple will be pleased, I'm sure.

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  3. Hi, Elaine. I like the addition of the dresden flower, as well. Lovely quilt!
    best, nadia

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  4. The blocks added to the end of each roll really added a little pop and even a little order ... Really nice touch. But that Dresden plate ... now that was pure genius! What a wonderful addition! I love this ... as do the recipients, I'm sure.

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  5. Wow, I've never sen one of these but it goes to show you can do anything. Hugs and Love,xo

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  6. This is a beautiful quilt for a jelly roll race, the verse is perfect! What a blessing for the recipients ~
    :-}pokey

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  7. It is great to see the difference each addition made to your quilt. A lovely end result.

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  8. Wow Elaine -- you've done it again! That dresden plate just MAKES that quilt. Fantastic!!!

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  9. Elaine the quilt is so vibrant and pretty. The couple will feel so blessed to have it! I know what you mean about being pleased with the final outcome. I thought about you these past few weeks as I worked away on a baby quilt I am makng for my niece who is expecting in late October. Her nursery is in black and white and she wanted a "rock and roll" theme. At first I was very skeptical as to how all of this was going to work.........but I just finished the quilt and sent it off to her yesterday. It looks really cute and I think she is going to be thrilled...........I hope. You can see it on my embroidery blog.......but warning...........it is not at all up to code as your beautiful quilts always are!

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  10. Elaine the quilt is so vibrant and pretty. The couple will feel so blessed to have it! I know what you mean about being pleased with the final outcome. I thought about you these past few weeks as I worked away on a baby quilt I am makng for my niece who is expecting in late October. Her nursery is in black and white and she wanted a "rock and roll" theme. At first I was very skeptical as to how all of this was going to work.........but I just finished the quilt and sent it off to her yesterday. It looks really cute and I think she is going to be thrilled...........I hope. You can see it on my embroidery blog.......but warning...........it is not at all up to code as your beautiful quilts always are!

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  11. What an awesome quilt. It is so beautiful and you've done a fabulous job adding extra touches to it. This is a piece of art. I sure agree with you concerning the Lord. We can't do anything without Him.
    Great job with your awesome quilt!

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