National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2018

Hurricane Florence cancelled most of my plans for National Sew a Jelly Roll Day on Saturday, the 15th. I had planned on hosting a sew-in with ham and cheese pinwheel luncheon sandwiches and pumpkin roll for dessert, I had planned on sewing from early morning until supper time with like minded quilting friends. Instead, for the duration of the hurricane, we hosted 2 quilters and 3 small children whose neighborhood often loses power during storms. We enjoyed each other’s company immensely during the wind and rain, playing games, singing songs, and learning how to bake pizza on the grill.

Since we still had electric power on Friday night, Karlene and I unrolled my Jelly Roll, “For You” designed by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic for Moda. We talked through constructing the design, “Tea Party” I found on Pinterest. (You can purchase a pattern from sweetjane’s etsy shop.) We decided to use only the darker strips and that it would be best to press all seams open.

I pieced and cross-cut enough strips to make units for Block #1.

Then, unfortunately, the power blinked off on Saturday shortly after breakfast. I am not complaining; we had virtually no storm damage, and the lights came back on Sunday evening. I am sure you’ve seen pictures on TV showing the devastation and great loss suffered by others in North Carolina. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for North Carolinians during this disaster!

Since Hurricane Florence thwarted my plans to construct “Tea Party” blocks last Saturday, I’ve planned a work-around. I’ll work on my Jelly Roll quilt during Wednesday sew days sponsored by my church, Crossroads of Lillington. It’s an easy block, so my quilt is sure to come together quickly. And I think I’ll pick up a delicious pumpkin roll at Food Lion to share with my quilting friends.

How about you? Were you able to participate in National Sew a Jelly Roll Day? If so, what pattern did you use?

10 thoughts on “National Sew a Jelly Roll Day 2018

  1. I like you planned on doing a cozy creations strip club pattern. But lost power sometime I dont even know when. So I set up a cutting station on my island for max light and used my headlamp. Cut out 5 projects during the ste storm. Improvised a pressing plate on my gas stove to get some major wrinkles out. Nothing but a way of thinking…

  2. I did make a jelly roll quilt on Sat–using MSQC Summer in the Park pattern and a patriotic strip set for Quilts of Valor.Barbara WinklerSoCal  or (562) 925-76732005 Palo Verde Ave #257, Long Beach, CA 90815-3322Quilts of Valor- It’s not about politics, it’s about peopleTM

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