Well I finally made my first Jelly Roll Race quilt, took long enough right as this pattern has been so popular for a long time! Last spring when I was at the quilt show in Winnipeg I bought a Gelato Ombre jelly roll from Keystone Quilts. She had a Jelly Roll race quilt made from it hanging in her booth and I just fell in love with it! So in September when I was at a Keystone retreat in Winnipeg I made the quilt top. It was a great retreat project and I even put all the strips into a bag and randomly pulled out a strip and sewed them end to end. Those that know me well know that would not have been an easy process for me as I like to be ‘matchy matchy’ when I put fabrics together. The only time I put a fabric strip back in the bag was if I had just pulled that same one out that I just used as there are doubles of each fabric in this jelly roll.
I chose Ebb and Flow for the pantograph, Monopoly thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting. Still need to add the binding but this might be the last sunny day for awhile!
I was able to get some nice pictures down at the boat launch dock on the river in Emo. It was windy but I take risks with my own quilts ( NOT with my clients) as I had my foot on it for most of the photos except this next one! So glad it didn’t blow into the river!
I had drove down to the Barwick boat launch with the lighthouse but the dock has been pulled out for the winter.