Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Great Jelly Roll Race of 2011

Jelly Roll Race - 1600 Quilt

This was such a fun quilt to make! It only took one jelly roll and a couple hours. Shawna over at 1Choice4Quilting set up and hosted this race. Her husband loves the Indy 500 and goes nearly every year. She decided that this year us quilters would have a race of our own. The inspiration came from Heirloom Creations who did a Jelly Roll 1600 race (the jelly roll sewn together end to end is 1600 inches long). So Sunday, May 29th (same day as the Indy 500), we would have our race. On May 28th, Carb Day, we were to unroll our jelly rolls and mix them up. Then we sewed them together end to end like we would do for binding. The race would be May 29th when we started sewing them into a quilt. I got a later start though. I didn't start until the morning of May 29th and didn't know if I would be able to get my quilt finished in time, but with 4 minutes to spare I posted my quilt on the flickr group. 22 people finished their quilts on time and I was one of the 2 winners choosen!!!! Woohoo! I won a $50 gift certificate for 1Choice4Quilting's shop. I have decided that since I was blessed to win this I am going to pass it on. I'm going to use this to buy fabric to  make some awesome items for our wounded warriors and veterans.

2 comments:

Patti said...

You are truly a good person.
Patti xxx

Selina Marie said...

I love that quilt! Congrats on winning. I can't wait to see the wonderful things you make for our very deserving wounded soldiers and veterans.