Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Retreat day 2

I had a pile of four-patches made from 3" squares as leaders & enders at previous retreats.  On the second day of the retreat I pulled out some HSTs and made two stars for the centers then put these all together into two neonatal quilt tops.  As you can see, I don't worry about a few extra HSTs making their way into the checkerboard pattern.

In the afternoon we had our "Jelly Roll Race".  I was one of the last to finish, not too speedy, taking about an hour and a quarter.  Here are some of the group results laid out on the floor.

The last photo is of mine.  My strips were half as long as everyone else's and I inserted the hourglass blocks between each color in the long. long strip.

I was exhausted by the race, so I took another nap!

In the evening I started putting together another neonatal quilt from the pyramid triangles.



Easy drive home
Sunday dinner with our friend Kim
Charlie unloaded the car for me after the retreat


Brenda said...

Wow! that's the best jelly roll race quilt I've seen -- I like the solids, the white prints, and the hourglass inserts. how big did it turn out?

Sara said...

My Jelly Roll quilt top came out to be 54" x 60", almost square.

I started with Fat Quarters instead of WOF fabric, so I cut 80 strips that were 22" instead of the 40 everyone else had. Then I thought about losing more fabric in the "twice as many" seams, so I added the little hourglass blocks, 2.5" between each strip. I think the total length came out to be a little longer than a purchase Jelly Roll

Richard Healey said...

I am beginning to think you all nap during these retreats no rest for the wicked. Ops did I say that?


Julie Fukuda said...

You may have come in last but you sure did win when it comes to design! That is just super.

Andra Gayle said...

I love yours with the hourglass blocks in it! Not sure how you all got done so fast. It took me 152 minutes to do mine but that was counting ironing time.