I think this might just be the fastest quilt I've ever made!
On a Friday I was given a bag full of pre-cut squares. They were about 4 1/2" square. And I was told to make a quilt to sell at our annual Festival of the Trees at Gualala Arts Center. Every year our quilt guild has a booth there and raises a lot of money for the Art Center and for us.
So I separated lights and darks into two stacks. Then I proceeded to make them into 9-patches. I always put the dark patches on the outside, as that pile was higher than the pile of light patches.
All of the nine-patches got sewn together, then basted with batting and backing.
I used a large-ish overall stippling to quilt this, and now I think I can really, honestly say that stippling is one of my least favorite designs to quilt. I used to think that was just my opinion because I couldn't do it very well. But this one came out pretty good. I just--plain and simple--don't like sewing this type of design!
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The nine-patches don't show up a lot, but they are there, and give it just a slight bit of order.
For the backing I chose a light pink/green/blue stripe. This quilt turned out to be just a tiny bit wider than 44", and this particular piece of fabric was a little wider, too. So no piecing!
I even had one 9-patch left over so I used it as the label on the back.
And I couldn't possibly do anything but a scrappy binding on this scrap quilt! We quilters are often hoarders, aren't we. I have a collection of leftover bits of binding. Whenever I had a piece left over after binding a quilt, I would throw it in a bag. So I sewed several of them together to bind this quilt. I knew I was saving them for a reason!
So after receiving the blocks on Friday, this nice lap-size quilt was finished the following Wednesday. I'm sure that's a record for me!