Each contestant was given a jelly roll. Our jelly rolls were not commercially made up, but cut from fabrics donated for Project Linus. Prior to the actual start of the race, each contestant sewed her strips end to end, doing a bias seam to join them. Then cut off the first 18".
At the green flag, each contestant finds the beginning and the end, puts them together right sides together, and starts sewing a VERY long seam. When you get to the end, you cut the loop and finish sewing. Bring ends together again and do it again. This is done a total of 5 times!
We were supposed to work unassisted, but I had a 7 year old by my side to get me a drink, tell me all about her poison ivy, and how her dad is addicted to Angry Birds! She was also rooting me to victory! Yeah, I was the first to complete my quilt top!
This will be quilted, and donated to our local Project Linus! We got 5 or 6 done, and several people took jelly rolls home to make without the stress of the race!
I did get a nice bundle of fat quarters as a prize. And I let my little assistant pick out her favorite!