Last weekend, a few friends and I had a spontaneous day of sewing together, so I took the time to make a quick top out of a roll of strips that I had in my stash.
The strips came from a fellow guild member who had put them on the "free" table at our guild's last yard sale. I was amazed that someone would want to give away 50 strips for free, so I decided to give them a good home. The guild member warned me about why they were on the free table, and she was right. It was a roll that she had purchased at Wal-Mart and the quality of the fabric is far from ideal, but they work nicely into a charity quilt, especially after it's washed with some fabric softener. I based my quilt on this tutorial, except that I used 2 1/2-inch strips and cut the sections at 9 inches, 6 inches, and about 38 inches, so my version is wider and longer than in the tute. My strips don't exactly line up because I discovered that the 2 1/2-inch strips weren't all cut accurately, but heck, that's what I get for grabbing some WM fabric at the really cheap price of free. The white horizontal strips are actually more of a light cream color with a blue print, which can't really be seen in these photos taken in the basement in lousy light.
I made a smaller quilt with the leftover strips....
So as you can see, I was easily distracted from completing other projects, but I figured that I had finished enough in January that it was OK to start something new. Especially something that didn't require a lot of thinking while sewing with friends. After all, who wants to waste time really thinking about our sewing projects when we can spent the time solving all the world's problems?