Sunday, July 10, 2011

Strippy Quilt

Another scrappy top today - this is one of the most efficient ways of using strings and strips up - you simply sew strips together longways (if they aren't long enough, you can first sew together strips of similar widths) until you get a big enough piece. This is a very small quilt - it was about 22x23" before the border. I basically just looked for strips roughly the width of my cutting mat, as that made it easy to judge the size when I was piecing. Today I really just felt like doing something a bit mindless, rather than something which would take thought (like the Farmer's Wife blocks or the July blocks for the Block Lotto) and this fit the bill very well. Still have too many dang blue strips, though!

And I sewed together the Log Cabin Corners from yesterday and added a small border around them to make them float a bit. Really like these blocks, and will probably do some again in different colourways. So easy and yet really effective!


Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Have you seen the jelly roll race quilts? Another way to join strips! I'm very tempted, but I don't do random very well! I did the block lotto ones: mindless, but the ironing was fiddly. Indidnt follow Sophie's instructions, but did the vertical stripes first and then the horizontal ones (stack and slash? Stack and whack?)

Lynne said...

Excuse my ignorance (still a novice) - is there a difference between strings and strips? They seem to be used interchangeably.

Thanks Kate.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I really like your log cabin corners! Fab!

Needled Mom said...

I really like those strips and the borders on your quilt. Great finish on it!