Started March 2008... Finished January 2012.
This quilt was started at a fun day (called a strip party) at Toowoomba Quilters in March 2008. The intention of the day is that everyone contributed strips of fabrics and we were to assemble them into blocks, not taking colour or fabric into account. So there are a lot of fabrics I would not normally favour in this quilt, but once it is made, it all works!
The blocks are assembled as quilt as you go and the sewing of the strips acts as the quilting. Once the quilt blocks are finished and trimmed to size, then they are butted together, zig-zagged and cover strips applied. This shows the cover strips on the back.
I used narrow strips in a contrasting fabric to the backing fabric, mainly as I didn't have enough backing fabric. As some of the intersections were a bit 'off' I put yo-yos to cover them ... I mean as a design feature!
22 years ago I gave birth to my first child. This is him at his first Christmas wearing an outfit I had made for him. I have sewn for quite a while!!