Saturday, January 26, 2019

Chasing That Striped Squirrel

Here are the results of all the strip cutting I've done this past week:


It may not look like much in that photo. Let me show you how it stacked up in front of a ruler.


That's my 6.5" square ruler standing on it's head. A little closer look...


Four inches of 2" strips! and lesser quantities of wider strips.

This is the basket I was thinking of using to keep them neat and tidy. I was pleased to be able to empty it easily - a rare occurrence, I assure you. 


Fortunately it worked perfectly!


From left to right I have three inch wide trips, then 2.5," then 3.5," and finally the two inch strips. I fully expect to have two inch strips leftover. That doesn't concern me greatly though. I have a feeling there's going to be more than one quilt out of this basket, and I have other uses for the narrowest strips.

Of course, having set up the basket I had to see how well it was going to work for me. If this is any indication I think it's going to work out just fine. 😀


I'm only sewing enough strips together to get twelve or thirteen inches of length for the time being. That gives me "blocks" and makes it easier for me to judge how far along I am toward the size of quilt top I have as my goal. I can also rearrange blocks as I see fit before sewing them together in columns. I figure seven columns for 56" in width and about 72" for the length. At least that's the plan for the time being. Plans have a way of changing, as I'm sure you know. 😉 


10 comments:

  1. Wow, you HAVE worked hard! The layout's looking great too. Can I put up a request for more greens and blues in there? It's very warm and quite masculine right now, and I think maybe those cooler colours might make it more neutral – assuming that's what you want?

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  2. What a happy scrappy mix of fabrics!!!

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  3. Oh, love that pile of strips!! And they look even better in the basket! It's going to be a fun quilt! xx

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  4. Sue, you seem to be on a roll. Reward for all the cutting and sorting will be these beautiful rows of fabrics. Well done! Continued happy stitching in 2019.

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  5. That is really pretty! I'm a huge fan of scrap quilts!!

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  6. That is going to make one wonderfully scrappy quilt. So pretty.

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  7. Looks to be a beautiful string quilt. Great organization!

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  8. You will be so efficient with this method, and have a beautiful quilt (or two) to show for it!

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  9. That was a lot of cutting - but well prepared for many more blocks.

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  10. That is going to be so pretty! I truly love scrappy quilts.

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