Last week I washed a ton of my quilting fabric -- like 4 loads of it. So over the weekend I had a lot of fabric to play with. My goal was to make a quick, easy quilt top without using any pattern. I separated out the pinks and blues and started cutting up strips. The darkest were cut in 5 1/2" strips, mediums in 4 1/2" strips and lights in 2 1/2" strips. After that I just started randomly sewing strips of the same width together. It was very convenient that our bedroom floor is huge because I quickly outgrew the floor of the sewing (/writing/spare bed) room.
After I arranged them how I wanted them -- making sure that no seams met anywhere by adding a bit to one end of a strip here and there -- I ironed the strips and started sewing them together -- taking 4 at a time and sewing 2 sets of two together and then sewing these to each other. At the end I sewed the sets of 4 strips to each other and was all finished before dinner!
I just need to find a backing and get this pinned and quilted. Maddie has her eye on it -- flattering me by telling me how beautiful it is -- so I think it will probably go to her. After all, if you know me and my color preferences (think autumn) you know that this would go absolutely no where in my house other than Maddie's room. wish me luck quilting this monster on my little Pfaff!