|This is how I envisioned the quilt--strips going horizontally.|
Inspirational one was a rainbow quilt and it used printed cottons. This one uses sets of batiks in blues, pink/oranges, greens and blue/purples. There are 28 strips. Used all materials I had on hand except for a couple orange scraps my dear friend Shirley gave me from gorgeous quilts she's made.
|Another way to use the quilt--it's square|
|Strips for the quilt.|
|Color sections sewn together--greens and purply ones.|
|Up close on mostly blue section|
|Showing backing in progress|
In midst of making this and trying to quilt a baby quilt, my Brother Duetta decided to throw a fit--it literally started screeching and then totally refused to work! Hadn't been in for a "spa treatment" for a long time. But the shop from which I got it and where it usually goes is 88 miles away and over two mountain passes with lots of snow on them. I spent a couple hours fishing out a LOT of lint and then oiling it--supposed to let repairman do that, but needed it to work now! After awhile fly wheel would move a bit and then little by little it started working again. After I got the baby quilt done, and two strips of this quilted, the Duetta decided to break stitches every inch or two---SOOOO fun--HA! Decided to give my 1976 Pfaff a try. It was ridiculously slow and with my wonderful shoulders, just not going to work since it would take me about four or five times longer per strip to sew. New sales/repair place in town has both of those machines and hubby got me a "Baby Brother" from Costco for $140 that worked well to finish this since they're backed up two weeks or more.
Have a picture of dear hubby pinning the quilt but he said I couldn't use it!! He's always so good to measure/cut batting, sandwich quilts and pin them for me. Ben and Sabra came by today and we gave them their quilt--on their one year anniversary, no less! They loved it...Sabra spent all the time looking at the quilting so that was fun she enjoyed it! Forgot to get a picture of them with it, but have the memory of them sitting under it while they were here.