Way back in May of 2012, I pieced this easy quilt top during a Jelly Roll Race at a quilt guild day retreat. It only took around an hour from start to finish, making it the fastest quilt I have ever made!Since I had purchased some of all of Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy line, it was simply a matter of cutting a 2.5 inch strip from each to make my own jelly roll. Of course, you could use a pre-cut jelly roll.
The backing has been pieced and the binding made for months now. But everything stalled out as it laid unfinished on a shelf in my sewing closet waiting for quilting.
Last weekend, I finally layered top, batting and backing onto my Grace quilting frame and sewed figure eights up and down the rows. It only took a few hours to complete!
This bright cheerful lap quilt is one of 6 on my UFO Finish-A-Long list for this 3rd quarter, and I am pretty pumped to be able to check it off the list already! (Never mind that it was on last quarter's list as well.)If you are looking for a fun and fast activity for your next quilting retreat, I highly recommend watching the U-Tube video and organizing this 1600 inch race with your group. You will be amazed at how fast it will go together. The winner in our guild pieced it together in about 45 minutes!
Every quilt will look different even if the same fabrics are used because of the random way it is sewn together.
Well, I hope that you have a lovely weekend and maybe even get to spend some time in front of your sewing machine making something special!