How often do you get asked this question? I never know what to say since it all depends on so many factors. Well, I discovered that I can get one done pretty quick if I want. Last Sunday at dinner I found out that a friend at work had emergency surgery. He's been ill for a short while with a lousy diagnosis. I decided that I really wanted to get going and make him a quilt. And I also decided that I wanted to be able to get it to him while he was in the hospital. Since patients don't get to stay in the hospital all that long, I really had to get moving. But what kind of fabrics do I have for a man? Hmmm. Batiks!! And guess what? I found a stack of batik charms in my stash. Yahoo, a time saver. I started at 9pm on Sunday.
I worked for a couple hours and had these done by the time I went to bed. I decided to keep it simple with some 4 patches and large squares.
This is what I had by the time I had to leave for work Monday at 1pm. No borders for this quilt, I made it about 55 inches by 74.
Tuesday morning I sandwiched the quilt. Rosie decided she likes batting. Why is it that I find it so hard to disturb my kitties? In this house we are ridiculously flattered when any of the cats show us attention. Silly!
I had to get this quilt basted so I cut her adrift, hee hee. Poor gal, once I started with the spray baste, she left.
Thursday evening, it's done! I kept the quilting very simple, just diagonal through the squares. I wanted to do more but really didn't have enough time.