Friday, January 29, 2016

Scrappy Strip Quilt Making Progress


Wow, the last time I posted about this quilt was last July. It was time to pull it out and make some progress. There were four finished blocks in the bin. The blocks go together quickly once the layout is set. I remember worrying a lot when I was working on this before about not putting too many like squares together.

If a big block is made from squares that all came from the same strip set, the block can start to lose some of its scrappy look. I decided to relax and just go with it this time. They all look scrappy enough and I may have mixed them up some the last time I worked on this quilt.


I should take better notes when I'm working on a project like this. Of course, I was sure that it would be finished quickly. The six month break was not part of the plan, but other projects lured me away for a while. I noticed my scrap bins getting full (again!) and knew the scrap quilts in progress needed some attention.


This is the stack of squares remaining. My best guess is that there are enough for 11 more blocks, which is just right. 20 total blocks will make a nice quilt top. Each block will be 15 inches finished. The individual squares were trimmed to 4 1/4 inches.


There are many projects going on at one time in my sewing room these days. I'm hoping this one will stay close to the top of the pile. A scrappy finish would feel great in the first few months of the new year.

Linking up to Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

12 comments :

  1. Oh, you are rocking! I love ❤️ scrappy quilts and this was is awesome!

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  2. Oh, I love this so very much!

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  3. Awesome way to use up scraps! Hope you get it finished this time. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you. Your comment helps me stay motivated. I hope to finish this time, too!

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  4. Debora this is scrapilicious! (that's scrappy delicious!). And just after I tell myself, I'm not going to add another quilt to my list...yeah right. I'm so going to make this! Thanks for this post...and I look forward to seeing it finished. Link up w/my WHOOMP There IT Is! party anytime.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for letting me know about your link up. I will definitely join in.

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  5. I LOVE this! I can't wait to see this one finished. Don't let this one go to the bottom of your pile!

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    1. Thank you. The encouragement is great motivation to keep going!

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