Thursday, 12 September 2013

Strips, Stitcheries, & Kickback Friday - Any Dream Will Do.

Well my Quilty Friends I've started on my Strip Quilt.
It's a brilliant way to use up the fabric left over from a finished project.


If you use fabrics left over from a project they will obviously go together so the added bonus is you don't have to worry about matching colours.
Also it could make a quick and easy matching accessory for said project.


Other than that. Pick a piece of fabric and choose fabric from the colours that are in it.

The striped fabric was my starting point.
The pink on the right didn't make it into the final cut!
I cut my strips 5" in length
&
between one and a quarter and two and a half inches in width
just to add some variety.
BUT
one and a quarter was a bit to thin 
I wouldn't go below one and a half inches in future.
OR
You can cut your strips all the same width. 



I've been looking at strippy quilts on-line and the one above took my fancy.
It's by Cluck Cluck Sew  
If you click on the Pink Link above it will take you to her web-site, where you will find more pictures and a
Strip & Flip tutorial.  Well worth a look at.



And in a complete change of subject, here is a link to Lorna's blog, Sew Fresh Quilts and a lovely post she made about her mom's embroidered quilts from the 1960's. They are beautiful quilts and well worth taking a peak at.

And finally, music - ummm...how do I feel tonight.

Well, Daisy's been a bit naughty today, nibbling at the wallpaper and while I was in the room too!
So I was thinking Puppy Love, but then I saw Any Dream Will Do from Joseph. Now there are a number of suspects for this particular song, but for me it has to be....good old Donny - well, he's a year younger than me actually.  But still, good old Donny Osmond.
Well, that's it from me and Daisy today,
Remember to click on the Pink Links
& Enjoy

Yours in Stitches, Joy










2 comments:

Helen McNaught said...

Love the beginnings of your strippy quilt Joy! I will join you soon, just need to get my Aiming For Accuracy quilt finished first!

Ros said...

Still thinking about my strippy quilt....but I have started on the Butterfly /Kimono little quilt, which I bought the fabric for at Malvern!

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