Friday, November 30, 2012

Random plank #4

Random plank #4 measures 64" x 96" at this point.  I used 70 strips of Kaffe collective fabrics and 118 spacer squares (which = 5.5 strips).  Around 20 of the strips were left full length (42-44") and the rest were cut into half, quarters, or thirds/two-thirds.  This (plus straight joining seams vs. angles on the original) is what makes it into random plank instead of jelly roll race which is all full length (width of fabric) strips.

This quilt is almost twice the size of the jelly roll quilt and took me 6 hours and 5 minutes to sew it.  That doesn't count the time of pulling out 70 different fabrics and cutting 1 strip off each of them. 

I have a chart on this post which gives you an idea of how many strips makes what size quilt.

33 comments:

Eileen said...

Beautiful!

Lynne said...

I must try this one time but I have so much trouble with curving seams on long strips! Yours looks fabulous!

suemac said...

Love the color. Of course hot pink is my favorite color.

Sequana said...

If I ever had to "walk the plank" this is the plank I'd want to walk on. :)

Jackie said...

I LOVE it!!

evaj said...

Wow!!!Like it!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

interesting

Quiltn Mama said...

I've made one of the jelly roll race tops..I like yours much better.

Susan said...

Oh, I really like the black and white dot spacer square! Very nice!

*karendianne. said...

I, too, love the polka dot in there. This is one hot awesome quilt.

wendysquilting said...

My first thought was WOW! I've seen a few of these quilts and wasn't sure what I thought but this one is spectacular!

MB in MI said...

FABulous! I'm going to try this your way--really like the random planks, and the spacers!! Thankyou Wanda.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Absolutely fanstastic!

Judy

♥Duff said...

That is amazing! Time saver and gorgeous to boot! You always know how to work the colors--I don't think I would have chosen the checkerboard but I have a feeling you wouldn't have seen it as anything but that print!!
I'll have to check previous posts to see if you mentioned anything about that choice so I can learn to "think" like you.

Jevne said...

Gorgeous, Wanda. Must have taken as long to pull 70 fabrics, cut a strip from each, refold, etc. as it did to sew the quilt.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Glorious colors! Like this design approach SO much better than the basic JRR version.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is very interesting! You did a great job!

Candace said...

Beautiful colors! Really dresses up the basic jelly roll race premiss.

Laura said...

Looks great!

Needled Mom said...

That turned out beautifully and I love the dotted patches in there.

MrsB said...

I love the checker board! And, can you address what to do to keep blocks from repeating in the next row - where you don't want them too? Is is just math and impossible??

Cathi said...

I love this! The colours are fantastic.

JJM said...

You did it again ! Random Plank is indeed SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC ~ EXPIALIDOCIOUS ! Everyone else used the best descriptive verbs for your Random Plank. (*._,*) And I had to look up the spelling.

J~MT

Venus de Hilo said...

Love this so much!

I see so much new potential now in my random-and-leftovers 2.5" strip bin...

Dolly said...

Oh, Wanda, this is luscious ! The addition of different length strips to begin with, plus the spacer squares makes this so much nicer than all those long strips that sometimes don't wind up cut in the original jellyroll quilt, in my opinion.

I'm collecting greens and blues right now, not knowing what I'll use them for, but this just became a lead contender. I think that yellow or gold spacer squares would be neat......or maybe hot pink or deep orange.

Beautiful job, girl ! Thanks for being an inspiration in quilting and in life.

Elaine M said...

Love this with the different lengths and spacers.
Supercalifragilistic Wandalicious!

Muddling Through said...

It is just perfect! I don't see one thing about it I don't like.

Glady said...

Your quilts are so colorful and fun to see! I'm falling in love with bright colors for quilting. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Diane said...

What a fascinating technique. I like how the color distribution came out.

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

I love this quilt. I have loads of Kaffe fabrics, I think I may just make one of these. thanks so much for the inspiration

judith lockhart said...

Now that is a cool plank quilt! It's amazing what the little black and white square does for those strips! Wow!

fiberchick said...

Oh your quilt is beautiful! I love using this jelly roll technique to make backgrounds but I think with Kaffe no applique is needed!

Tisha said...

Oh! It`s beautiful!