Monday, February 7, 2011

Christmas Strings-my virtual design wall

This is what I decided to do with my left-over 1 1/2 inch strips. I sewed them together with a 45 degree angle and sewed until they were all in one strip. That strip was 992 inches long. Then I pressed it....yes I really did. Then sewed it end to end. Then cut it in half. Repeat. I did that until it was 82 X 15.75 (I can tell my seams were too wide since it should have been 16 inches.) I decided to cut that into 8th's and use them as blocks. Framing that with a dark green brought the quilt up to a more useful size.
I am working on this quilt when I need to rest from quilting. Here's a picture of the top third of the quilt:Hey, it looks like a table runner; I could stop here.
It is truly a stash quilt, I'm using what I have; trying to whittle down my Christmas fabric collection....
The back will be a collection of 1/4 yard cuts that I've had for years....maybe I'll sew them the same way I did the blocks...but with 90 degree angles. This will be the third Christmas back pieced from stash. I might see a reduction in the pile with this. :)
(Can you tell I love experimenting with my EQ7?)

Visiting other's design walls is fun, go over to Judy's to get a list of them.

11 comments:

carolbabineau.com said...

This quilt reminds me of a well filled library! One of my favorite places :)
Good job making use of the scraps.

Kare said...

What a great idea!

Jo said...

Don't you love being able to use up scraps...this does look like library books. CUTE.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Fun way to use your scraps. Looks nice.

Vicki said...

I thought it looked like books too, what a great layout. Nice job.

Cathy said...

Brilliant idea! Love what you have so far!

whimzeestitches said...

Great idea! Love it!

AnnieO said...

Clever and effective! What fun. Love the serious look on your quilt hanger :)

christhequilter said...

great idea for a different sort of string quilt!!

Alycia said...

Very cool!

swooze said...

Clever. Well done. Very pretty.