i have finished my version of the strips and bricks quilt, as seen in Sew Hip, and also over at Red Pepper.
I loved every minute of making this quilt, from choosing all the gorgeous Japanese linen fabric for it, to cutting and piecing, the quilting, and surprisingly this time i even enjoyed doing the binding.
i was only going to quilt in the ditch this time, but then i stopped being lazy, and the more i did, the more i wanted to keep doing...it really does look better with more rather than less straight line quilting.
i followed the pattern almost exactly, but i added 4 extra pieces to each row as it was a little small for a nursery quilt/ playmat. babies learn to roll far to quickly, and before i know it, this little one will be somersaulting his way off : )
i don't think i am going to be able to part with this one, but we'll see!