November 25, 2012 § 9 Comments
My sister-in-law and I each made a Jelly Roll Race quilt over Thanksgiving. It is probably the fastest quilt top I have ever made! The top took less than 2 hours to make. So fast! This is the YouTube tutorial that we started with. We decided to sew the strips straight, end-to-end, rather than on the diagonal so that we wouldn’t have to trim so much off the strips.
Jacqui’s is above. Hers is made from Kate Spain’s Good Fortune collection. Plus, she added a few extra strips left over from a previous quilt she made with a different Kate Spain collection. So her quilt came out a little bit bigger. She said she is going to use this one to practice free-motion quilting.
My quilt is below. I had a a Jelly Roll from Tula Pink’s Flutterby collection in my stash. And I must have used one strip for a precious project because it was one short. So my quilt came out a little smaller. Plus, the YouTube tutorial instructs you to cut off 18″ at the beginning to make where the strips meet more random. I couldn’t stand the thought of adding more fabric to my scrap baskets so I sewed the 18″ piece in between a couple of strips near the end. This resulted in one row where the seams nearly met up. I am thinking about quilting it up with muslin on the back and making a cover for my chair in the sewing room. It’s either that or give it away.
Now… I need to get on a finishing kick!