Monday, June 27, 2016

Sisters Sewing Sunday Sessions....

My sister Sue has decided  last fall that maybe she wanted to learn to quilt  since she is now retired and has a bit more time on her hands.  She started out last fall making pot holders...we all learned from Annette Sweet.  A blog of another time....Then she has taken a class or two while she was in Florida and gotten her sewing machine all warmed up.  One day she found this great deal on Jelly Rolls online and decided to by some and have me show here what she could do with them.  She bought a blue roll, a green roll, a red roll, a purple roll and an aqua roll... Even though she did not have a plan for them.  She showed them to me and I suggested that I teach her how to make the Jelly Roll Quilt.  As it turned out each roll was really more of a half a roll. They each had 20 2.5 inch strips. A traditional Jelly Roll which consist of 42 2.5 inch strips of fabric.  But we could combine them and a bit of fabric from my stash and we would have enough. So we scrounged through my stash to find a fabric that would go with the jelly roll and found a cute floral that would work.

We asked the other two sisters, Sharon and Pam, if they want to join us...and before we knew it, it was ....Jelly Roll Time.  We picked a Sunday afternoon after church. At 1 PM, they arrived promptly all ready to Jelly Roll.  Some quilters race while they make these but since the two of the girls were making their first Jelly Roll quilt would just be a stroll for this afternoon.  Sister Sharon (not the nun...) has made two of these before but it has been a long time!

Sitting room sewers - Sharon and Sue
Dining room sewers - Jan and Pam

Pam ironing

An afternoon full of laughter, jokes, and reminiscing. No fighting over sewing machines like when we were kids...We all had our own.  I think this will likely be an event that we will repeat again sometime!

Our completed tops.
We all need to find border fabrics.  When completed they make a nice size throw for the back of a couch!

So if you have a bunch of sisters...who sew... have them over some afternoon and make a Jelly Roll quilt.  in a few short hours you will have a quilt top made.

Happy Sewing,