Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Jellyroll Race.

Yesterday was the annual Basement Divas' annual Jellyroll Race. this was our third race and the most fun yet. The quilts were better this year too
I am always slow and came in dead  last in 2013 and 2012 I came in next to last only because the last place person had a problem with her machine. So.... this year I cheated  I claimed a handicap and sewed 2/3 of my first seam at home. I did tell 2 people before the race just to keep things on the up and up. Even so, I did not come in first but second.

My second place quilt.
  Everyone had a good time. There were snacks, 2 short term power outages, dance breaks, an over the top lunch (as usual)and a lot of laughing and fun. and There were also prizes for everyone.  Everyone received a participant patch, made by Lori signed by everyone there, and a goodie bag made and filled by Judy with a Twinkie, Hershey's miniatures and a bag of snack chips. I was going to take a picture of the contents after I got home but they had disappeared before I got around to it. Jack enjoyed the snack. He has not been eating sweets since January so it was a really special treat.

Photo here shows my empty goodie bag and my other prizes. A 1 1/4 yard and a quarter piece of Alexander Henry fabric with giraffes and rhinos and some of Lori's little left over HSTs.

Below is a shot of the whole group with our quilts. Mary Ann has only her unsewn Jellyroll because her machine refused to sew yesterday.

Participants in the Annual Basement Divas 2014

 Everyone needs fun times like this and I am so happy to be part of this fun group of great friends.


Annie said...

Ruth, I LOVE how you race quilt top turned out. Especially in that vertical direction. I've cut strips for a race quilt with Halloween fabrics but am afraid to stitch it together for fear I won't like how the colors land. I see from all those great quilts in that group that I should just get on with it. Your post is encouraging for sure!

Lori said...

Well said, Ruth. Very nice post. Can't wait until next year!