Watch this video on YouTube that shows fun example of a Jelly Roll 1600 race.
|Jelly Roll 1600 workshop/race I participated in.|
We're the last to arrive of course, so we are in the back of this room.
|One strip of 1600 inches of fabric sewn together.|
Carolyn Goins, a local quilt instructor, hosted one of these 1600 workshops. This event was held in a windowless room in the basement of a building. The funny part was that as soon as we started sewing, the power went out and we were in complete darkness. It wasn't our fault - It was from a nearby utility transformer - so the whole local vicinity was without electricity. Thank goodness for smart phones with flashlight apps! Power came on about 30 minutes later, then we were good to go.
|Kathleen & I sewing our Jelly Roll 1600.|
I can't sew with shoes on. Can you?
You can read Carolyn's blog post about this event here.
Last month, I used my Sweet 16 to practice an all-over stipple to quilt it.
|Stitching binding to back of quilt.|
Last night, I tried machine sewing the binding with my walking foot. First the binding is stitched to the back of the quilt, then folded over the edge, and secured down on the front side of the quilt. This, being my first time was a learning experience. I used clear thread so the stitching would not stand out. I'm glad I was able to try it out on this charity quilt first. I rushed through this job as it was late and I was tired. Next time I'll need to take it slower.
|Close-up of front of quilt. Machine stitched.|
|Close-up of back of quilt. Shows where machine stitched from front.|