I pieced and quilted this strip quilt within two days. I added the hand quilting and sewed the binding on, to be hand sewn to the back, within that same week. This was an absolute miracle with three kiddos. It has been resting on our couch in the loft for weeks until it was finally finished last weekend.
Thanks for all the well wishes. They warmed my heart.
The applique is raw edged and I managed to sew it to the top, with a quarter inch foot, before it was sandwiched.
I will be embroidering "all you need is love..." on one of the white strips on back. I'll get to that soon.
Again, this was super easy. I am not sure it needs a tutorial. I used 9 different quarter yard cuts for the top and half of a twin sized batting. The strips, increased in size by half inches, from 1.5 inches to 3.5. I didn't pick anything larger because I didn't want to quilt anything beyond quarter inch seams. The backing was pieced with what I had of L'Amour by Moda. I was happy that I used what I had on hand. I added the stitching by hand, ecru perle cotton, along the strips that were dark.
It measures about 42 by 70 inches, perfect for the couch. Anna said to me, "Mom... you make the best quilts." She gave me a big squeeze too. Aren't they the best?
If I do this again, I will square up smaller groups of strips since the entire quilt ended being a parallelogram. (The pieces migrated to the right or left.)
Anna was very excited about the Daddy-Daughter dance. Last night, we took the opportunity to take some pictures in front of our blooming apricot tree.
I will say that taking pictures of three little ones is like herding feral cats. This one is good, even if it is slightly out of focus. They were told to hug and Zoe is such a good listener.
I am adding this to Sarah's Friday, "Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?" linkup party.