I started this “Lasagna Quilt” a while ago and then got busy with costumes for friends for Halloween, and banners for colleagues in druidry. So this project took a back seat for a while. Today, though, I had a chance to move it forward.
So I took my lasagna quilt strip, and cut it in half several times, sewing each half to he other after each cut. I couldn’t predict how the quilt top would turn out at all. But it’s not bad. It’s certainly a different thing than many of the polished quilts you see these days.
The basic idea behind a Lasagna quilt is this: sew a lot of strips of cloth end to end, to produce a single strip that’s around 2-3 inches wide, but maybe 15-25 feet long. Then match the ends, find the bight where the strip has its halfway point, and cut. Turn one end over, match the ends, pin and sew one side together. Press open. Repeat this process again and again until your quilt reaches the desired size.
I’m going to have to add a border to this quilt, I’m fairly sure. And then I’m going to have to take my time with the border and backing and binding. There’s still a lot of work ahead to complete this project.
All the same, I don’t think I’ll sell this one. This is a gift quilt of some kind, not one for the Etsy site. In general, my plan is to start using better fabric and materials to craft the quilts I sell. But first, I have some backlog of materials to clear from my calendar, and from my stash of fabric. In general, this is the next part of my plan — to make stuff until the stash is empty of fabric, and begin again.