I put together pages for all my finished 2009 and 2010 quilts. The tabs for the links are at the top of my blog. I was really surprised when I put them together and looked back over what I have finished this year. I really can't believe I actually finished 18 (Edit: 19--I found another one I forgot to list) quilts this year. I'm not sure where I found the time. One recent commenter mentioned I should do a post about my time management because 18 quilts is pretty astounding. I agree, and I'm not sure how I did it. (Although, I think it's just plain crazy that I have made this many quilts. I often ask myself, "Why am I starting a new quilt?" It really is an addiction.)
I used Ashley's idea from Film in the Fridge for this quilt. I loved her lattice quilt she posted earlier this year. I chose not to paper piece this guy though. I used a jelly roll of Origins by Basic Grey for the center strips. I cut each jelly roll strip into 4 pieces (10" each). I then pieced 4" tall 90-degree triangles on either side of the strip, just eyeballing it to make sure they were centered with each other. Then I squared it up to a 6.5" square. (I will post a tutorial with pictures to better explain this, but probably not until January). It actually came together relatively quick. I arranged the blocks randomly rather than attempting a pattern. The layout is 10 blocks x 12 blocks. It measures about 60x72.
I only quilted the white space doing a dense loopy free-motion stitch. I used a thin loopy stitch to travel between sections. I was a bit afraid of how it would shrink up, but it turned out really well. No super weird puckering.
I used brown flannel for the back and a 10" tall strip of left over pieces. I used almost the entire jelly roll. I love it when that happens. It's always satisfying to use up exactly what you bought.
This photo is overexposed to better show the quilting detail. The brown color of the flannel is truer in the previous picture.