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Monday, May 6, 2019

Playing With Scrap Strips

Last year I cut a million 1 1/2" strips to make the quilt below:



This quilt has recently been sent off to be quilted....FINALLY!!

In the meantime,
I have a box with so many scrappy strips left
and didn't know what to do with them.

The other night I was cruising the internet
and found this pattern that uses 1 1/2" scrappy strips
and it was calling my name!
The pattern is called
"Piece-full Days"
by Ruth Ann Sheffield.


Piece-Full Days
(image taken from the equilters website at the link above.)


Since these are reproduction prints,
(not my favorite!)
I just had to use Maisie, 
my new to me featherweight sewing machine,
to sew the blocks together.

The sewing began and I'm gathering a stack of fun blocks.




When I started making these blocks,
I thought I would just put them all together to make a quilt
and not use the outer border or HST sashing around the blocks in the pattern.

 


After putting the blocks on my wall,
they DEFINITELY need a border to stop the madness.
I'm not sure that I'll use the HST borders,
but will remain open to the possibility.

 

It's nice to just pick strips and sew and then trim to size.

 


I had a bunch of "bits" after sewing a number of blocks
and decided to use them all in a block.
I should have several of these since I have to trim all of the blocks
once they are sewn.

This will be a project that I'll work on from time to time.
There's no rush to get this one finished
and the scrappy strips aren't going anywhere!


Happy Quilting!

 

8 comments:

Libby in TN said...

What a great idea! I have a pile of 1.5" strips that I've anxious to work into something. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim said...

You cut a million 1 1/2" strips....really?? You are amazing and as for your quilt that is off to the quilter, it is sublime.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your log cabin - I haven't made one in a long time but have made quit a few of them over the years

Vicki in MN said...

We all need these kind of projects from time to time, the ones with no time commitment and are allowed to just play! You have a good start.

Churn Dash said...

I'm cutting 1 1/2" strips for a friend who is making a postage stamp quilt. Madness (her not me).

The log cabin was very much worth it, it is beautiful. I wonder how the quilter will quilt it.

Helen

Sara said...

Wow - the log cabin is stunning! and the new quilt with the varied blocks will be very sharp too. You've been very busy and productive.

Preeti said...

Oh no. Don't stop the madness, embrace it. I am a big believer in - a drop of craziness every day keeps me sane :-) The quilt has a warmth about it - love the fall colors. Reminds me of cinnamon and caramel.

straythreads said...

Love the log cabin blocks,! And the scrappiness of the leftovers love it