Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Jelly Roll Race

Usually at our retreat, there is someone that comes up with something that "catches on" whether it be a piece of fabric that the rest of us can't live without, or a pattern, or just an idea of something that a lot of us want to do.  Well this past retreat, it was a jelly roll race.

On Thursday evening after being treated to a great meal provided by Lolly's over in the downstairs of the Davis Mercantile building, several of us decided we were going to race.  We had planned this ahead of time, so of course we had to shop for a jelly roll.  I'm not sure how this happened, but each of us ended up buying a different jelly roll, so it was fun to see the finished quilt tops at show and tell.

 I had quite a bit of technical difficulty when I first started.  I sewed the first five strips together at right angles and then I got all that tangled up in my machine thread.  It took 4 of us to get my mess untangled and to rip out my mistakes so I could keep racing.  I swear I watched the You Tube video of how to do this.

This is my top made from Moda's Marmalade.

This is Gay's quilt made from Moda's Vintage Memories line.

Cheryl's is made from pretty blue and tan batiks.

Fiona's is made from American Jane.

Pam's is made from Blitzen.

This photo is blurry, and I'm not sure of the line of fabric or the maker.  Is this Nancy's maybe?
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Rosemary made all 3 of these Dr. Suess quilts during the retreat even though she came from the other side of the room to help me untangle my mess.

Kim's made from a honey bun (1 1/2" strips).  I don't remember the fabric line, but it turned out to be a nice sized table runner.

We had lots of fun and laughs, and if you have a jelly roll laying around I recommend that you watch the video and give this a try.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
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