Jelly Rolls & UFOs...

Jelly Rolls & UFOs...

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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!"

Happy Thursday!

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