Last weekend I went to "town" 187 miles away, and turned in a gift certificate for $20 worth of fabric. I got two yards of a light pink batik, and two yards and some of a white print. I also bought Judy Martin's new books, Scraps. What a great book! In another quilt store I saw a quilt made from red, white and blue fabric called Stars and Hourglasses from More Nickel Quilts. That made me want to come home and pull the patriotic fabrics. (Haven't done it yet).
The day before I went to town, I pulled some strips and started sewing. I sewed the strips together and cut 4 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch rectangles. Then I pieced those together one above the other and added a rectangle on the end. The block does not turn out to be square so it is kind of hard to make out, as our eyes look for squares. I finished this crib size top in about 4 hours. I have no plans for it, just wanted to make something quick.
And this is a quilt I forgot I made! I made this one in 2001 from a strip swap. I had only been quilting a few years and now when I look at this I think, Wow! Those blocks are big. I cut them to be 9 1/2 inches because that was the size of my ruler. There are quite a few things I would do differently today, but my mom loves this quilt. It is in her summer apartment and since the building has all brick walls, it dampens the sound. The quilting is all swirly.