I made this quilt from strips that we got on a shop hop three or four years ago. Each shop gave you a 2 1/2 inch wof strips from 2 different Gradient fabrics by Blank. I purchased a couple of yards of my favorites and cut strips from them. Then cut strips from a solid black I had. After sewing the strips, cutting to length, and resewing, I ended up with a 96 by 116 quilt. I knew it was too large for my dsm and have 3 quilts at my long armer right now, so I went to a lqs and rented their machine for a day! It was a hard 7 hours of sewing, but it is all done by me. (The long arming will never win any prizes!) Whee! What a quilt!