During the week, I had a little time to sew a bunch of them together into the beginnings of a Jelly Roll Race quilt. I did a bunch of math (quilt math is... special) in the hopes that I could make the quilt larger than you'd get with a single jelly roll without being the monster two would make. I sewed up 55.5 lengths of 2.5" wide strips. This is the part that takes the longest, in my opinion. Here it is, pressed and ready to go into the machine for the first pass.
- easy to sew,
- something that doesn't require more cutting (a rail fence is great with jelly rolls, but doesn't have the same amount of randomness to it)
- all the pressing comes at the end, so your top is almost finished when you first put your iron to it
- I end up with a bunch of little half-square triangles (not that I'm entirely sure what to do with them)
- relatively quick
- and with amazing results.
I hope to get this one quilted on the long-arm by next Wednesday. We'll see how well that goes.