Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Christmas Countdown Throw
From each 10 inch square, I cut off a 3.5 inch wide strip (3.5" x 10"). Then I rotated the remaining piece 90 degrees and cut off another 3.5 inch strip (3.5" x 6.5"). I was then left with a 6.5 inch square. I mixed up the pieces and sewed them back together, sewing a 3.5 x 6.5 to a 6.5 inch square, then sewing the 3.5 x 10 inch square to the unit that was formed. I then trimmed off the excess to make a 9.5 inch square. I then set the squares together in the same layout as a Turning Twenty. I didn't measure it, but it should be about 54 inches x 63 inches.
It's not the prettiest quilt top I've ever made, but it may be the fastest. It went from being a layer cake to being a complete quilt top in about 6 hours. And that includes several interruptions and lunch. I'm hoping to machine quilt it and have it finished to use this Christmas season. I still need to buy backing and binding fabric. I see a trip to the quilt shop in my future.