Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Sunday Sew-a-Thon

My Wednesday quilting group got together with my Thursday stitching group for a 1600 Jelly Roll Challenge on Sunday.  We met at a local fire hall and had 16 sewers all ready for a day of fun and laughter.  Diane S thought it would be fun to have a challenge following the Heirloom Creations Jelly Roll Race.  You can read about it on their blog and watch their video, too.

We had to have our 40 strips all pre-sewn end-to-end before we came that day, then we were going to race to the finish, to see who could get their quilt top done first.  I donated prizes to be given out for first, second, and bringing-up-the-rear, lol.  Well, some of the girls had already done several tops before Sunday, so they were working on several more already and came with theirs in various stages.  They decided to heck with the race, let's just have fun and give out the door prizes during the day. 

Jane set up themed door prizes.  We each had to cut and bring 3 strips X WOF in 5 themes.  Baby, Fall, bright Christmas, Winter, and Patriotic.    Each themes' strips would go into the theme box and someone would win all the strips in the box for that theme. 

Bonnie S was in a cutting frenzy before she came and cut 40 strips each of several of the themes to give away several prizes herself.  She said she needed to trim down her stash, so she kept on cutting, lol.  I won her 40 Christmas strips, Gail won her 40 Fall strips, and Jill won the Patriotic ones.  Someone else won her 40 Winter strips, and we still had the sets we each brought left.  Needless to say, there were a lot of very happy, strip-winning gals Sunday. 

Everyone finished at least one quilt top, while others were working on a second one before we called it a day.  Here are the tops we pieced, in no particular order, all ready for their borders and appliques.

Aren't they all neat?  And wait til they're all done.  I hope I can get pictures of them all completed to show you how different they will all be then.  Until next time...

Happy quilting,
from Sharon, Katie, and Patsy Cline


cookie said...

every one of them are gorgeous. Its sounds like you all had a great day.

Chookyblue...... said...

I did this and it was lots of fun.........must get mine finished........