And what do you do when your cutting table looks like this?
Because you cut far more 1.5" strips for those pieced borders than you needed? And you remember you have a baby quilt to make for a new arrival this summer. What DO you do?
I looked through the photos of quilt designs I've been saving, and found an antique quilt in this pattern, fast, easy, strip-piecing which I enjoy, the perfect solution. So I got out the phone books I use for strip paper piecing, The pages measure 8.5" x 6.75", perfect! I cut them in half, 4.25" x 6.75", just the right size to cover with 6 strips of fabric:
|Measure from the 3" mark at the center, trim to 6" x 4"|
|Remove the paper after trimming|
|Trim to 7"|
Sew them together, add a border, call it done:
And look what was left, still LOTS of strips:
AND a bunch of 4-patches, made while assembling this baby quilt. I'll use those for another quilt, like this:
Now, the studio is cleaned up, and I'm ready for tomorrow, when I can finish Stella's Splendid Sampler. All in all, a very productive day.
Such a cute quilt! Wow! I can't believe one more block to go on Stella's Sampler!ReplyDelete
What great fun! So bright and cheerful.ReplyDelete
Hi Barbara - I am new to paper piecing, and had not considered using this process for strip quilting, but I can see the accuracy is so perfect, that I will begin to use this. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Great way to use up your scrappy strips! Inspiration for the rest of us!ReplyDelete
Excellent use of your scraps. Great results!ReplyDelete
Love the baby quilt and think your way of cleaning up after a big project is TOTALLY AMAZING!!! Way to go!ReplyDelete
You are so stinkin' productive! Great use of your leftovers. LOVE the baby quilt!ReplyDelete
You have uncovered the secret to string x blocks - use fabrics in a collection or restricted. Just gorgeous, Barbara!ReplyDelete