Well, this is a down to the wire finish! I'm talking about the quilt for the January Book of the Month. I chose Quick Column Quilts, and finally got a chance to work on the quilt late this week. Nothing like putting it off to the end of the month! But it's finished and it's awesome!
This is the pattern Quilt to Give, and was super fun and easy to put together! It will definitely go in my file of quick quilts to use up fabric.
Starting with strip sets,
I kept some in groups of four, and most in groups of two. That way, I could mix up the strip order so that it didn't all look the same after cutting.
Here's the cut strips for the quilt, all lined up and ready to go.
From this point, it was just a bunch of long strip sewing to complete the top. Pretty fast!
This quilt has a star theme, as all fabrics have stars in them.
Who knew I had so many??? And hardly a dent made in the yardage! Guess I should have made it bigger if that was the goal, but again, hubby needs a baby boy quilt. So this measures 42" x 45". And the quilting? Stars of course!
Now I will say, I had a hard time following the directions in this book. The patterns are really nice, but the explanations are too wordy. Took me a while to figure out what sizes to cut. And a baby quilt size wasn't offered, so had to figure that out myself. But still, I like the book and would like to make some of the others as they are very attractive. I definitely won't give up on this book!
Tomorrow begins February, and yet another book selection. Until then, Happy Quilting!