Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Jelly Roll Race

 Julia and I joined 55 of our closest quilty friends for a weekend retreat at the W. Alton Jones Campus of the University of Rhode Island. Pat Harrison of Ocean Waves Quilting Company led the Saturday workshop of her Easy Peasy Circles design. 

The background of the quilt is a 1600 quilt top, so we started the day with a jelly roll race. Erin (Quilting in RI) won the race! Yes, there were prizes.

Judy finished in 2nd place,

and Bernadette was third.

Jen picked the wrong day to wear black. Those Moda jelly rolls are messy!

And now for the parade of tops...
Pat, Norrene, Serafina, Nancy
Rita, Rosalie, Laurel (circles are pinned on)
Sue, Sara Jane
Jen, Bev, Diane
Serafina, Nancy, Pat, Donna
Noreen, Judy
Chris, Lynn
me, Julia

After lunch, Pat taught us how to sew inset circles by machine. Here are just a few test blocks.

Rosalie proudly announced, "You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!"

Julia and I picked out our fabrics for the circles, but that's as far as we got. No one was brave enough to cut into their jelly roll top just yet.

I have more pics to show you, but that's enough for today.


WoolenSails said...

That is a fun class and retreat and nice that Julie is quilting with you, too.


Rike B. said...

what a creat fun!
But I have to admit, that I don't know, what is meant by "1600 quilt top".
Greetings, Rike

Pat Harrison said...

Wonderful pictures Tina, they truly catch the energy of the day! Now... if we could get just one person to actually insert a circle in their top....hm.....

Pat Harrison

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

I'm such a slow sewer! I'd be put to shame in a race for sure. :) Looks like fun!

margaret said...

some lovely colourful quilts here, i also wonder what a 1600 quilt is. Also wonder how you were shown how to do the circle, are they going into the jely roll tops?

Pat Allen said...

Ladies... the 16oo quilt may be with reference to: 40 jelly roll strips x 40 inches per strip = 1600. These are great fun to do, and I love the added circles!

Cathy said...

I'm very behind on my blog reading. Looks like a very fun time!!