Well, yesterday I officiated a Jelly Roll Race and it was a BLAST! Every one brought their favorite (or least favorite) Jelly Roll. And then there was Phyllis...
Phyllis didn't have a Jelly Roll but she had something close... The remnants of a long ago purchased kit that contained many strips 3 inches wide and maybe 18 inches long.
So with Jelly Rolls (and one pretend Jelly Roll) readied the race was on. It took us about 3 hours, including the pre-race prep work. The fastest sewer took her last stitch at the 50 minute mark.
Diane's Jelly Roll didn't exactly cooperate during the race prep but once it was prepped she gained total control of it and left the other racers behind in the lint balls (if you've never seen a lint ball come to my house, I'm infested with them!). Diane was awarded with a Winners Award Certifcate that she can frame and proudly display in her sewing space and a $35 gift card for 35th Ave Sew & Vac. I think the gift card was spent (on a Jelly Roll) before she left the building. Way to go Diane!
The last racer came across the finish line with a nicely done top. Isabelle is a veteran racer, however in this race experience did not equal FAST.
Isabelle also went home with something to display on her sewing space wall, a Participants Award, AND a Jelly Roll of her choice so she can hone her Jelly Roll Race skills. I think we'll see Isabelle at future Jelly Roll Races and hope to see her in the Winners Circle next time.