Monday, August 22, 2011

1,600 Quilt

 The girls at a resent retreat were all having ago at making this very quick and easy Quilt. It is called the 1,600 Quilt because it measure 1,600 inches when you join the 40 x 2.5 pieces together, best using a Jelly Roll as you get 40 different fabric selections.  I used a Bali Pop which has repeat fabric.
 This is not a problem for what l will eventually do with mine. I am going to use my quilt as a background fabric and appliqué over top. I will post upon completing.

 The idea is to sew all fabric together end to end then bring both ends together removing, 18 inches from one end. Then sewing down the long edge to the end. I found if you pressed the seams as you go it made the quilt a lot easier to handle. Repeat approx 5 times. Was very quick to do, so if you need a quilt in a hurry this could be the one for you. Very happy with the way it has turned out.

Once you arrive at the size you are happy with you just add your boarders, then quilt to your heart is content.

 You may like to view a YouTube video on the North of the Yarra Quilters site which is one of the blogs l follow.


  1. Looks good Maddy. I'll be interested to see what you do with it.

  2. I love how yours turned out...the colors are just awesome!!