Any guesses how many of the strips chosen were the same, from 36 of us?? If you guessed NONE, you would be correct. NO ONE picked the same fabrics!! So, although each quilt would be the same style (or similar), none would be the same fabrics and colors.
Here's my pack. I chose Viola by Island Batik. It's an older pack. I've used it before in a different quilt, but had 2 of them. It seemed like the right time to use it. I also added some neutral strips to the mix. As an Island Batik Ambassador, we sometimes get cuts of fabric that are left from making pre-cuts. The bundle I had (admittedly for a while, but didn't know what I wanted to do with it), was 20 strips of 3 1/2" wide, all neutrals and light batiks, about 10" wide. My idea was to add them between the strips, but sew them on the 45* line, instead of straight squares or rectangles. I thought it would add interest and movement to the top. I cut the scraps down to 2 1/2" strips, then into 5" pieces. I mixed them up and added them at the end of every color strip, on the diagonal.
Then, when all the strips are one big long strip of fabric, you fold it in 1/2 and sew. Forever. And ever. Just keep sewing. Oh, and wind another bobbin.
You're going to need it. (I thought this bobbin filled with Aurifil looked so pretty!)
Then, when you get to the end of that strip, you have a piece that's about 1/2 mile long and 4 1/2" wide. So, make it 1/4 mile by 8 1/2". Then by 16, and 32, and...
Then by 16, and 32, and...Kind of like a marathon during the Olympics.