SO, Sew Many Strips!

“Not starting something new.” Repeat: “Not starting something new.” HA!! I enjoy doing intricate blocks, choosing colors, patterns, but sometimes I just want to sew without having to give it much thought. And, I have a ton of narrow strips ranging from 1 1/2″ to 1/2″. Thus, this strip quilt was born.

I first cut the base from a lightweight white fabric. There was absolutely no interest in doing these blocks on paper because I didn’t want to remove the paper after sewing! What really inspired this quilt was the pile of solid purple strips I had cut for a project that had taken a drastic change. I then pulled strips with mostly purple or that would coordinate with the solid purple strips. The solid purple strip was put down from corner to corner. Then the joy of sewing quickly and a lot began!

On the second day I was laying out the blocks with only a few to go. I had to lay them out on my cutting table because with the backing, and all those pieces, they were a little too heavy for the design wall.

I finished putting this beauty together on the second day! Whew! I gave the machine a good cleaning and an oiling after this marathon!

The benefit: two days of mindless sewing and a pretty quilt top. Double win! Even better – I have the perfect backing fabric! And that bin of strips? Still full! Next I will do a little something different in the way of a string quilt – not the usual “sew on a base.” It will have to wait for my next inspiration.

And I found the perfect backing fabric!

Linking to: N&TT

9 responses »

  1. You know I LOVE Purple!!! This quilt is beautiful 😍

  2. Joyce, it is wonderful! In reworking my sewing space I have rediscovered some strips and small pieces. You have given me some inspiration for working with them.

  3. Very nice! Well done!

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it. What a fun couple of days for you. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Amen to all comments above! It is stunning! Thanks

  6. I love strings! That’s a really cool layout, too.


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