Friday, December 30, 2011

Another Christmas Present

Another Christmas gift finished and delivered.  Only 2 more to finish and deliver, one by next weekend and the other sometime in January.  Can't post those yet since both of the recipients are readers.

This gift is the 1600 quilt I started a couple of months ago.  I posted about it  here in September  The problem with making a top that far in advance of the holiday and knowing from the get go to whom it is going is that in my mind it was a done deal.  Well two weeks before Christmas I realized it really wasn't a done deal and it needed quite a bit of work before it could be wrapped. Things like a back and quilting and binding. You know, the little things, mere details.

Sorry but I don't know how to rotate the pictures.

What I did discover once the quilt was complete is that I think I like the back of this quilt more than the front.  I am very partial to polka dots so maybe that's what is doing it for me. 

If you haven't tried a 1600 quilt yet I can tell you that it is great fun. Instructions for doing one are all over blogland. I didn't compete with anyone but myself and I still enjoyed it. I also didn't use a Jelly Roll but cut my 40, 2 1/2 in strips  myself because I wanted a black and white top and couldn't find a Jelly like that.  I think my next one will be made from my scrap bin.

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.


  1. Very pretty. I love black and white quilts.

  2. Ok after see this I think I'm gonna have to give this 1660 quilt a try. Yours is wonderful front and back!

  3. Love this! Turned out great. I made one of these this week too from a jelly roll I had sitting around and intend to make more:)

  4. That is really pretty! I love the back and front alike. I'm really loving black and white lately. Great quilt!

  5. At first glance, I thought this was your 1600th quilt -- then I realized it is the name of the pattern. Either way, I love it.

  6. Such a pretty quilt! I haven't heard it called a 1600 quilt before but that's certainly easier than Jelly Roll Race quilt - so I think I'll use your name! I like the back of your quilt as well as the front - nice choice of fabrics! Whoop whoop!!

  7. Very pretty! Love the black and white.


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