Did you get Jelly Rolling on Saturday? It turned out to be quite a party!
These were some of the ladies at Not Your Mama’s Quilt Store in McKinney, Texas. That’s Miss Tatum in the upper-left – we think she’s adorable.
To everyone who went to their favorite quilt shop to sew, visit and/or shop – thank you! To every shop who held a National Sew A Jelly Roll Day event – thank you! And to everyone who sewed along with us – with friends, your guild, with beloved critters and family or by your-lovely-self – thank you. We love you!
Now inquiring minds need to know… did you do it? Did you rip the plastic off and quickly unroll a new, un-opened Jelly Roll?
Was it hard? (It’s okay if you had to sit down for a moment… we really do understand.)
Did you start a new project? Or pull out one you’d started at some point in the past? (No judgements… starting dates are never required. Ever.)
I wish I could say I did but this is as far as I got… I prepped strips. As a steam-devotee, I have become a starch-sizing-devotee as well.
I dip the strips in a diluted starch-mixture – I add a bit more water than required – and then hang the strips to drip in a spare bathtub. I press them flat when they’re dry. I plan to use this to make Brigitte Heitland’s IKAT pattern – the free download on her website. Maybe by next year.
Or by next month. Okay, with Market looming that won’t happen.
But if you have a Jelly Roll WIP or UFO… what do you say about a National Sew A Jelly Roll Day UFO Contest?
To enter, post a picture to Instagram or Facebook with both of these hashtags – #projectjellyroll and #projectjellyrollUFO
There are two parts to enter –
- First, post by Midnight, October 1st with your current status. Start your post/comment with UFO Status.
- Second, post your finished quilt top by Midnight, October 22nd. Yes, quilt tops will suffice. Start your post/comment with UFO Finish.
- And… there’s one more option! If you finished your quilt top this past weekend, finish it with quilting and binding to entry. Start that post/comment with UFO Final!
- And if you’re still a WIP and finish your quilt top, and get it quilted and bound by the 22nd, post a picture for an extra entry.
I know… there are a lot of steps but we really want you to finish your Jelly Roll quilt. Why? Because finishes are fun! And so we can send you something new to sew – a new Jelly Roll. (And probably another goodie or two… just saying.)
Two winners will be chosen at random from the pool of entries marked Finish and Final – two on Facebook and two on Instagram.
Are you in?
In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy… “Git ‘er done!”