Yesterday it rained. Almost all day. It was lovely. Last week I started a new quilt after seeing one that a friend had done. We got together one night, two friends and I. The three of us started our Jelly Roll Quilts. She said that there are jelly roll races going on with quilters all over. I had not heard of this, but her quilt was so cute. Very fun and scrappy looking. Here is what you do. You sew each jelly roll strip together, from the short end. In the races, they don't sew diagonally across, for the sake of speed, I guess. Then, for the most part, these quilts are done for charity, from what I understand. But I took the time and sewed mine diagonally, as if you were making binding. You just take each piece, not paying much attention to color or print, pulling them randomly from the pile. When done you get yards and yards of one VERY long strip of fabric. We discovered that at this point it was good to fold it sort of fireman hose style, so that you don't get it too tangled up. Then taking a piece from each end, right sides together, you sew down the entire length of that long strip.
And it is a loooooooooooooooong strip!!!
Now you will have two very long strips sewn together. Find right sides and put them together, and do the same thing all over again. You will do this 5 times total. Each time, of course, your length is getting shorter.
And then.....press all seams to the same side. And TA DA!!!
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