For one of the Fun Nights I proposed we do a quilt making race. A race to see who can construct a quilt top the fastest using a "Jelly Roll". Of course prizes will be given to the three who do it the fastest.
For those of you who do not know about this jelly roll thing,don't feel left out of the quilt making loop. I was until last fall. Let me tell you there is a whole new trend out there that had totally escaped me.
Jelly Rolls came about because the different fabric companies wanted a novel way of giving out samples of their new fabric lines to shoppers at the "market". Now they are packaged by most of the major fabric companies and sold to us quilters who are always looking for the newest thing. Jelly Rolls in a great variety of fabrics from juvenile to seasonal, solids, 30's look, batik, you name it. The choices are mind boggling.
Not wanting to be mind boggled I send my daughter Lyn off to pick one up for me so I could time how long it would take me to make a quilt using those 40 uniformly cut 2-1/2 inch x approx 44 inch strips.
My time was 2-1/2 hours which for me I didn't think was bad. It's been a long long time since I have sat at my machine and done nothing but run pieces of fabric through the machine. I've never done it at top speed.
Lyn not being a quilt maker said she selected this bunch of fabric because she thought the colors were ones I would like. Well they kinda sorta are. But the pattern in the fabrics aren't. And the look is way to lousy goosy for my taste. I have no clue what I will do with this top now that it is finished. I can't see myself spending hours quilting it.
Maybe I'll hire it out to a long armer and use it to cuddle on the couch under if I was a cuddle on the couch person.
My life is going to be a bit cluttered with out of the house meeting for the next ten day with stuff to do for the guild and the University so I will try to check in, but if I don't get back for a spell. Will update you on my doings when I do.