A couple of weeks ago I was sewing with Shellie and since we had lots of catching up to do, I decided to bring a project that I could work on without thinking about too much - a "Jelly Roll Race", or "1600 Quilt".
The only problem was that the "jelly roll" I pulled from my stash was not a true Jelly Roll - instead of 40 strips WOF, it only had 20. So instead of 1600 inches of strips to sew end to end, I had half that. I grabbed about 10 strips of white to fill it out a bit, and proceeded to sew.
Well... the nice proportions of about 48x64 that would result from a full Jelly Roll became a bit skewed with my gimpy one... not to mention that even with random placement of my strips, both the whites and the greens clumped together quite obviously. Long and skinny - and adding borders would make it REALLY long and still pretty skinny (not that I am opposed to that... but...)
So after I got it home, I decided to do some selective un-sewing. I removed 8 of the strips and set them aside to use for binding the finished quilt. I then rearranged the whites and greens a bit to break things up -though I didn't go too crazy and still have a few clumps in the finished quilt.
The addition of some borders, some dense parallel line quilting, and a scrappy binding and the result is:
4Patches4Hope donation box, even though there are no 4 patches in it. It is also my 5th finished project since Christmas!!!