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October 28, 2013
Three things I do not understand at all but seem to be very important to very many people:
1. Red velvet cake
2. Jelly roll race quilts
Three Birds Inspired
I am with you, sistah! Maybe it is our age?? Of the three, I cannot decide which I think is the most goofy - a jelly roll race (because everyone I have ever seen looks horrid!) or zombies (for all the obvious reasons).
Monday, October 28, 2013 12:00:00 PM
Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O)
I'll have a slice of cake and leave the other two alone; never made a jelly roll quilt-don't care for the look of them.
Monday, October 28, 2013 12:04:00 PM
I did one JRR quilt and thought "MEH" - not impressed. Then I saw one done with one-color stop blocks at the end of each roll (they were black or some dark color that really set them apart from the jelly roll). That was less MEH-ish.
The Centers for Disease Control has a CUTE zombie-oriented novella to help people plan for emergencies (i.e. The Zombie Apocalypse or a hurricane, whichever comes first). Just in case you want to google such a thing.
And red velvet anything is YUM.
Monday, October 28, 2013 12:16:00 PM
Can't recall if I have ever had red velvet cake, but I am with you on the other two.
I have only ever owned one jelly roll--was gifted to me. I am saving it for a planned quilt, not a race.
Monday, October 28, 2013 12:20:00 PM
I've done 5 jelly roll strip quilts, although not as part of a race format. 3 were batiks, and they turned out quite well. The other two were Kaffe strips, and were wonderful. I like them when the colors blend/merge. I do not care for them as much when each strip seems to stand on its own.
Red Velvet cake does not do it for me either. It seems to be a regional thing. On the other hand, I LOVE scrapple, and there are lots and lots of people who don't get that.
Zombies? Not my thing, and I do not understand the fascination. There was a fellow at work, a few years back, who wore zombie makeup to work. TO WORK. He is no longer there.
Monday, October 28, 2013 1:09:00 PM
I totally agree!
Monday, October 28, 2013 1:28:00 PM
I never ever had red velvet cake in my life. I know the term red velvet only as a sort of cloth.
I do not do jelly rolls and i hate zombies. They are disgusting.
I'm with you....
Monday, October 28, 2013 4:45:00 PM
I agree with you 100%. Red velvet cake? All that icky food coloring! Jelly roll race? Seriously, relax and enjoy the process of sewing. Zombies? Huh?
Monday, October 28, 2013 5:21:00 PM
Paula, the quilter
The red velvet cake would give me hives, big time. I have made one JRR quilt and wasn't impressed. As for zombies? Pulease.
Monday, October 28, 2013 9:00:00 PM
I have never had red velvet cake - it really doesn't look good, but then, I'm not a cake person (wish I could say that about so many other foods); I made a jelly roll race quilt with batiks - figured it couldn't go wrong and wanted to try it - it looked pretty but was an annoying technique...been there, done that; do not understand the zombie thing at all!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:30:00 AM
Moooooooooooooooooo ('nuff said)
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:50:00 AM
Barbara Anne said…
I'm there, too, although a slice of red velvet cake every decade or so would be nice.
I don't like jelly-roll race quilts as they just hold no appeal for me, no matter what fabric is used. For that matter, I don't buy jelly rolls, biscuits, buns, or any other food names that are applied to precut fabrics these days. Now I DO have charm squares ...!
We do Halloween lite here with happy Jack-o-lanterns and nothing grim. No zombies, thank you.
I know I'm hopelessly out of touch, but my number 4 could be quilt kits. Why buy one?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:06:00 PM
No zombie love here, I can tolerate red velvet cake except for the stain on my sleeve, and I see no future for jelly roll race quilts in my sewing room. Three for three!
Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:59:00 AM
Never tasted red velvet cake.. Am trying to find good uses for my jelly rolls.. and am terrified of zombies (but will watch, for instance, The Walking Dead with hubby - although have learned the painful way not to multitask or knit during the show..).
Friday, November 08, 2013 2:57:00 AM
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