Monday, May 11, 2020

Inching along...or one and a half inching along!

 Well.  I was sorting and cleaning out my 2 inch strip bin.  I had lots of tiny short pieces...so I am doing this!  It is very labor intensive...2 inch strip, one inch white strips in-between each little piece.  I left out the dull colors, and tried only to choose bright colors.   
 It is sort of an addictive quilt, you know?  Just mindless sewing. It is like sewing a lot of long borders, though, so each long strip must be carefully measured and pinned.
So I have this many 2 inch strips left, so however far this goes is as far as the quilt is long.  Onwards!!!


1.5 inches forward at a time (finished strip size!)









Julie

24 comments:

Joyful Quilter said...

Great idea and very cute quilt.

Robin said...

What a pretty little quilt. It must be fun to see all those bright colors come together.

---"Love" said...

Very striking! Just so you know, there's no doubt you have more patience (notice the spelling) than I do! I'm guessing it will turn out to be one of your favorite quilts when finished! Have fun! ---"Love"

Karen said...

You are so good at using little pieces. I like how the white separates the colors from each other. Sort of looks like a colorful brick wall.

Libby in TN said...

Great use of your scraps.

Janet O. said...

Looks like a brick wall in a colorful fantasy world! Really fun looking, but I can see it is pretty labor intensive.

Sue SA said...

What a great use of your scraps and looks fantastic. I think mindless sewing is vital during a global pandemic!

Loris said...

This looks wonderful! Great use of those strips!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

I just love the look of this quilt! Scraps are more fun for me to sew together than anything!!

Katie said...

I like that idea! I have a lot of leftover binding strips that aren't very long, but since I cut those 2.25", they are useless for the 2.5" stuff. This might be the ticket! But I'm thinking maybe I'll just cut a bunch of 1×2.25" white pieces and sew them between the strips and do it like a jelly roll race - no measuring then! (Oh no, not ANOTHER idea/project!)

Tired Teacher 2 said...

It’s cute - a fun brick wall quilt! I ❤️ it.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Really wonderful!!

Kyle said...

Love how you're putting all those bright strips together. Fun idea.

Quilt til you wilt said...

You are my hero! What a wonderful quilt. Waste not want not 💕

Lori said...

I agree with janet it looks like a bright brick wall or chimney!! What a fun project!

Nann said...

What a terrific idea! I'm going to remember it . . . heaven knows I have the scraps.

Terry said...

What a great way to use up all those itty bitty scraps! It's beautiful :0)

Jenny said...

It looks so nice and colourful and very effective use of those little strips. Perhaps something like this would make a great leader and ender project as well?

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - wish I'd thought of it. It's a beauty! I might rethink the bits and pieces in my trash bin. I'm glad you told of which you chose, and those not chosen. Very pretty.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt (so far). Brights are nice.

AnnieO said...

I might attempt this in a doll quilt size, lol, but you are brave to make those long strips :) Very bright and cheerful, mindless stitching and playing with fabric sounds good!

Penny said...

Love this quilt! What a great way to use up those scraps. :)

Wendy Caton Reed said...

I absolutely love this quilt! So happy, just what we all need!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool idea! And I love the effect! Way to use up the scraps!