..... until I had this! Gulp!
(I hate to admit it, but this didn't make much of a dent in my batiks stash.) Earlier this year I used some of the strips to make a wedding quilt for Stephen and Kailey. You can read about it here.
I used a few strips and made a big mess.
Last year my sister, Debbie, asked me to make a replacement quilt for the one I'd made for her hope chest back in 1981. I didn't quilt much then so I'm pretty sure I used broadcloth for the backing. Maybe that's what held it together all these years. Polyester never really dies, does it? I would say my work has evolved quite a bit since then. I've changed a little bit as well!
I figured since she had made that quilt last for over 35 years she deserve a new one! Plus, I was happy to have another opportunity to use more of those strips. Bonnie Hunter's "Strip Twist" pattern would be perfect for this one. Strip sets made then sub-cut into 144 squares .....
..... then cut again into 288 triangles .....
..... and then sewn back together into 144 squares. Squares with a little different look to them, though.
Now the fun starts. Or even more fun, I should say. Laying them out on the design wall and sewing them into rows. Like this --
The goal is to have it finished by the end of the year so I can give it to her when I'm in St. Louis for a family wedding. I'm pretty sure this one will last for at least another 35 years.