Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Scrappy 4th Start ;)

So remember this stack that I had leftover from my Sew Sampler Baskets and Roundabout Quilt. Well I was just so excited about the stack, I couldn't wait to start sewing it together!!

So I started sewing the strips end to end, rotating the colored prints and low volume prints.  I am using my Ribbons Quilt  as inspiration, but I know I don't have the same amount of strips, so I decided to sew them together with a 1/4" seam instead of an angled seam to add a little more length.

Once all the seams were pressed in this long snake, the fun begins.   I just matched the beginning and end of the strip and started sewing along the long edge till I got to the end and then just cut the end and you have a new wider strip.  It was really fun to see how the color prints and low volume prints rotated through the strip.  All of the strips are different sizes so it was super random ;)

Then just rinse and repeat ;)  The 2 strips become 4, and the 4 become 8 and so on.  I pressed my seams open to help it lay flat and help avoid any of the stretching that you can easily get with so much strip sewing.

And before I knew it, super fun random strip goodness!!!  This measures about 34" x 72", which means I want to stop here or else it is going to be short and wide.   And 72" is a great width. I think I will add some more to make it about 72"ish by 76" to 80" long ;) 

I have a bit of scrappy strips of gorgeous Chambray left from my William and Jack quilt and I am thinking that would be super cute to add a bit of summer denim feel to the quilt.  I don't have enough for the whole quilt, but I am thinking of adding it somehow.  

What do you think???

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  1. I would treat it as yardage and subcut it using Creative Grids' Starburst ruler.

  2. So cute!! I love the mixture of quilted textures. I am just getting brave enough to quilt on my machine. Thank you for your post. Hoping to look at your blog too.


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