The longarm quilters group that I belong to is going to have a sew day Wednesday doing the Jelly Roll Race. I had 3 sets of strips that I thought would work so I decided to try one yesterday to see how long it takes. Normally you would be using about 40 strips (which is how many are in a jelly roll) but I used a lot of short pieces that were left from a bunch of different projects and then added 17 full width strips to get to a desired size. I had 133 pieces (from 8" -30" plus 17-45" strips) to sew together into one long strip which took about 2 hours. This is equal to about 65 strips instead of the 40 in a jelly roll. Then the rest of the sewing to make the top took 1.5 hours. It is 62" x 86". If you don't know what the Jelly Roll Race is you might want to type it into Search and then watch one of the videos on the Internet. A friend of mine put spacers between her strips as shown here.
I made 2 more stars last night while watching the news and weather. We had some severe storms in the area yesterday morning. We finally got some rain but the severe part missed us. It stayed cool all morning but then the sun came out and we were back up to 90 again. Relief is coming tomorrow if the prediction is right.