I have always wanted to see if I could do this! I have always wanted to see if I could make a quilt in a day - meaning 24 hours - and - guess what? I did!
As you know I just got my Studio Bread and Butter set and with it came the 6.5" square, multiples, die. A while ago I saw a great tutorial by Sherry at Cherry Bomb Quilts for making a Take 5 variation using this die and I decided that this should be my first Studio cut quilt!
What do you think? Cool huh? Now I am not going to re-invent the wheel. Sherry's tutorial is great and you can find it here. As a matter of fact Ebony Love did a video on this too - it probably would have helped me out to find it before-hand but oh well. Did you know that Ebony is running a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her die cutting book?! If you are a die-cutter you are going to want this book. If you are someone who is comparing the different die-cutting machine - you will want this book! All I can say is I have had a little preview and it is great! My copy is on pre-order already.
Needless to say, I followed the tut and cut some fat quarters that have been siting in my stash forever (are you seeing a trend with a lot of my latest quilts? Pulling from the stash!). I followed Sherry's tut and cut and got these stacks. I did some shuffling and made these stacks into blocks - and then the blocks into a top. So fast, so easy. This can also be cut on the Go! using some of the mix-and-match set to cut 3.5" squares, 6.5" squares and 3.5 x 6.5" rectangles - or - of course rotary cut.
Next I loaded it onto my mid-arm frame and did an all-over meander loop fill using a 40 weight cotton YLI variegated thread top and bobbin - my machine loves this thread!
Next, because I was fully committed to getting his finished I machine sewed on the binding, sleeve and label and got to work machine turning it - this will just be a throw so I am not hand turning it!
Don't believe me that it is all done? There is the sleeve nicely hand sewn down ;-) BTW the backing is pulled from my stash too! It is a fabric I bought that has 2007 on the selvage - time to use it up - yey.
All done!! A quilt in 24 hours!