I think I'm back on the stash busting wagon! ;)
Last Sunday (I know, I'm still slow in blogging right now) I was in the mood to do something nice and easy. Especially because I boo-boo'ed on the mystery I'm testing. I just threw it all into a box and plan to deal with it sometime in March.
But I wanted something big (especially after Bonnie's Carolina Crossroads!) and quick. So I made a 4x5 blocks of Strip Twist, except this time I offset the rows so the blue would create a downward diagonal.
Looking at my blog archives, I realized this was not the first time that I've resorted to this pattern to blow some "steam" from frustrating quilts. :)
I was smart enough to cut some extra blue binding pieces, so whenever I want to quilt it, I don't have to fuss with digging in my stash again. Plus, I used up almost all the fabric from both the blue and red. Started at 1pm Sunday afternoon, was done by midnight. And I took my sweet time too - checking on the computer for emails and such, getting dinner, taking breaks.
2 yards of the blue
1.5 yards of the red
I'm still trying to figure out how in the world I had so much red in my stash... I do not like red. I will not be keeping this quilt whenever I finish it. But I do love how I can get away without needing a single pin in the whole top! :)