Thursday, March 10, 2011

SOMETHING QUILTY - JELLY ROLLS

I promised something quilty for today.  Last night my friendship group (well some of us) got together for a Jelly Roll Race.  This Jelly Roll Race is all over the Web right now.  If you haven't read about it, you can here.  Our group is not very competitive I've decided, or, we are pretty slow.  Except for Pam.  She finished her quilt top.  Still we had fun.

Sewing strips together like you would sew together binding


Sewing strips together and cutting the end loop

Another partially completed one

Pam's finished quilt top.  She cut her own strips from ten different fabric.  Isn't is great?


I made this while at last week's Two Wacky Women's Quilt Retreat.  How did that dog get in another picture?

Quilt happy,
Marilyn

13 comments:

SewCalGal said...

You are doing great in the jelly roll race. Both are beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

creativedawn said...

Oh my gosh, Marilyn
They are BEAUTIFUL!!! I've a bunch of strips and this would be perfect for a couple fast making quilts...

hugz

Pamela O said...

It was a lot of fun last night and really cool the Wackos worked on these until after 9:00. I know I'll be making more of these. A really fast one and good to get rid of scraps.

creativedawn said...

Oh I forgot to mention how lovely it is that your personal inspector approves...lol!

hugz

Barb said...

I just love seeing these jelly roll quilts....

Jen said...

Neat. I didn't realize that was how you sewed the strips together. That one seam takes me about 10 minutes. I line it up and second-guess myself, pretending to open it up and check it's going the right way. Then I sew it together and realize I was wrong and unpick it. then do it all over again. Maybe if I made one of these quilts I would just do it naturally!

Beeshebags said...

I wonder if you could make a baby sized quilt using a Honey Bun instead of a Jelly Roll and using the same method? Hmmmmmmm Hugs Naomi

Melissa said...

Quick, fun, and easy!!

Khris said...

Love them Marilyn...great way to use jelly rolls hey..hugs Khris

hetty said...

They look fantastic! Great way to use up the stash. Our guild had a Bee Night to teach our members how to do this one. I didn't go because I think I can do it on my own. Of course I haven't done so. But I have an excuse. My machine is in the shop.

Willow said...

What a wonderful blog you have here. I will come back later and check some more out.

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Well, I am not sure about this jelly roll race. What has happened to quilters , it seems everything has to be done right away. I know we have not run out of beautiful traditional or interesting art quilts to make.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love these quilts. They are great when you need to sew but don't want to over think anything. Plus, they are great for quick baby quilts.