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
by Ruth Ann Sheffield.
(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!