Then I became a stripper!!!
Not that kind of stripper! I started sewing strips together end to end. Not all strips are cut width of fabric which is good as it makes for more variety in the finished quilt. I ended up with two over flowing washing baskets of strips - over 250m of 6 1/2 inch strip in total.
Now, as I have had so many offers of help, I thought I should summarize some instructions on how to make the quilt tops. Ours are 42" by approx 66". The size in important as we need the quilts to fit into the post boxes so we can post them for free.
Cut 6 1/2" strips. I can't tell you how many to cut but if you cut width of fabric you need 11. We tended to have long and short strips to break up the quilt and give it more variety. Sew all strips end to end then cut into 42" lengths. Arrange these in a pleasing order and then sew together to give you a quilt top that is 42" by approx 66". I am not a pattern writer so please bear with me - email if you have any queries!
See you next post for the story of packing day. If any of this touches a chord within you and you would like to get involved please email me or leave a comment.