You know how good it feels when a quilt takes you completely by surprise?
I keep all of my solid scraps in plastic bags based on color. Late last year, trying to whittle down those bags a little I started with the more mundane colors (blogged here). Grays, browns, beiges ... I cut various size pieces in to 1.5" strips. I randomly put those strips together and created three groupings ... one ~10" wide and the other two just under 6" wide.
Last week I decided I wanted to pull a quick quilt together for my sister who we will be staying with next week as we visit my parents. Last time I was there, I noticed that the quilt I made her for Christmas in 2009 was starting to wear (YES!!! Love a quilt that's used!!!), so I wanted to bring a replacement for her.
I trialed both off-white fabric and Kona Ash and decided that, while it popped a bit more with the off white, I preferred the more subdued outcome with the Ash. The rest was simple. Just a little piecing between the rows of strips ... and I had a generous lap quilt that was ready to quilt.
The quilt by the numbers:
Dimensions: 48" x 60"
Fabric: Solid strips (1.5" wide by various lengths). Back and main quilt solid = Kona Ash. Binding = Kona Chocolate. Batting = 100% Cotton.
I was delighted to see it come to life so quickly and it has turned into one of my favorites!
Hope all is well out there in quilt land!!!
Have a great week.
All the best,