Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eye Candy: Strips and Squares

In the grand, overall scheme of things, this was a instantaneous quilt for me ... only 4 months from being pieced to quilted, bound and finished!  Amazing, considering that I have a pile of other tops waiting to be quilted that are several YEARS old.

This past January, I had an overwhelming desire to piece a bunch of flannel tops, of which this is one.  I have no idea why I felt I needed to do this but I gave into the urge.  I used my flannel scraps and flannel almost-yardage.  I did buy the batting.

The almost-yardage pieces yielded almost width of fabric strips, which made up the center part of this quilt.  As a result, this quilt isn't quite as wide as the pattern calls for.  Additionally, it's not quite as long because I decided that I didn't want to repeat any flannel in the strips ... that limited how many I had.

As a result, at 51"x 63", this quilt is bigger than a crib quilt but smaller than a lap/throw sized quilt.  But, it's still large enough to be a cozy cover when laying on the couch or recliner. :-)

That picture is just a teaser! For all the gory details, links and more pictures, please visit my web page for the Strips and Squares quilt.

1 comment:

  1. That does look like a quick project! I have been plugging away at my UFOs and feel a reward coming which is to allow myself something new.