Strip quilting that is. HA! (Really? You thought it the other thing? Eeew--no one wants to see that!) Man what a dirty birdie.
Today I was able to pick out fabrics, cut the strips, sew them, and learned simply by offsetting the strips you could vary the pattern.
Here she has set up her cutting table and laid out some of the tools. All the fabrics are 100% cotton and have been pre-washed. Iron before cutting to remove wrinkles. Cut 3 1/2 inch strips (allowing for 1/4 inch seam allowance)
Once strips were cut and ironed (press the light seam edge over to the darker fabric), the strip edges were then squared off.
Using the technique of Stack and Whack allows you to cut more pieces quickly. Just verify everything is lined up
Here are my assembled strips waiting to be sewn together.
So there you have the beginning of a quilt!
And because I am such a nerd, I want to learn as much as I can about quilting (that and I don't understand all the terminology) I went to the library to check out a few books on quilting...