Sunday, May 18, 2008

Avoidance Behaviour

I really should be writing my reports which are due in on Thursday, but somehow I couldn't resist joining my strip sets together. The result was too short for a bed quilt so I made two more sets, one for the top and one for the bottom. You can only see the top half of the top. It is about 2 metres long and only about 1.2m wide, so I am going to add really wide strips to the sides to make it wide enough for a single bed.* The sashing strips are a Christmas fabric I had 3 metres of (What was I thinking? Oh, that's right, long strips use up a heap of fabric, just as well I had 3 metres, eh?) Actually it is a nicer shade of green that in the photo.

*Confession time, I did have strips on the side the same width as the sashings but because it still wasn't wide enough I ripped them off last night while Frances and I watched a couple of episodes of Antiques Roadshow. I'll use them for the binding.

Oh, well, back to the reports . . .

9 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Beware! This type of quilt is highly addicting to make.

Rose Marie said...

What a fabulous and easy quilt to make .... and I can see how addictive they would be.

Kim said...

Ah, the strippin' speedy quilt...dangerous, lol, may become addicted, just like Paula said!

meggie said...

Groan! Who wants to do reports???
I am working up to do a speedy strippy quilt!

atet said...

Reports? Um...I'd much rather be quilting as well :0).

Ruth said...

It looks lovely! Reports - you have my sympathy.

teodo said...

It's very difficult to do a quilt like this.........
and so you are good and tha quilt wonderful.
ciao ciao

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great way to stretch your top to the size you want! Once I bought a scrap bag and had lots of fun using the fabrics too! I like your results!

Cheers!
Evelyn

Michelle said...

What perfect timing I am almost finished a chinese coin quilt out of a jelly roll. I have quilted a couple of small things on my machine and would like to have a go at doing this one myself so I was just wondering how you were going to quilt this one or any ideas would be lovely. I look forward to seeing your end result, I may have to make another one out of my scraps now! I think they do multiply, when you aren't looking Lol!
Michelle from very windy Taranaki