Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sticks #2

So.... remember those strip sets I was making?

Well.... they are almost something now!

Here is the original inspiration:  http://alyciaquilts.blogspot.com/2014/05/sticks.html

Cynthia at http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/  hosted ( and still hosts) Scrap a Palooza.  While making my original Sticks quilt - I learned that just stitching all the strips together, and not worrying about the width, made it so fast and easy.

After I had my strip sets - it was easy to cut off the size I needed and trim up.

So -I cut all of my scraps to 11 inches in length:


Then I sewed them until I got tired,,,, and started another strip set.  ( usually about 15 minutes at a time)


Then I took my strip sets - and of course I ironed them

And cut off 10 1/2 inch pieces.   Since I had cut the strips 11 inches it gave me a little leeway - not all of the strips were exactly rectangular, and some were a little wedge like. So that extra 1/2 inch gave me lee-way....

I cut all the strips to 10 1/2 inch blocks.  If the strip didn't cut up even, I re stitched all the leftovers together and started again.


And Ta- Da!!  I ended up with 32 blocks!!!  - So 30 of them randomly went into the top - and the other two.... well I have a few ideas... we will see if they pan out.
And every other piece of fabric that is left from this quilt, and what was in the grocery sack... can now be yours:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281561059362   I listed them on Ebay - and my blue bin is now ready for new scraps!! Yay me!!!


24 comments:

Karen said...

I love it. It his is a great idea for scrap using. I might try this using all color of fabrics.

Jennie in GA said...

Great rail fences. I love string blocks, and your blues are great.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great string blocks! I love how they all look together- it really makes a fun quilt!

Sherrill said...

Oooo, great idea. Will have to try one of those quilts! I LIKE it!

Ariane said...

Love it!!

Kate said...

Great way to use up those scraps!

make.share.give said...

I like this very much :) Pretty!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fantastic way to use up fabric and make a gorgeous quilt!

Andi said...

Love all the blues!

Terri said...

Pretty blues. Love the rail fence like feel.
Hugs

Nell's Quilts said...

What a great scrap busting project. Bet that bin won't stay empty for long.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Way to go using up all those blue scraps. . . umm, are those plaids in there? :D Beautiful top!

Cathy said...

Awesome use of scraps!

katie z. said...

Great quilt!

Nanette said...

So eye-catching!

Michele said...

Yeah to you for using up so many scraps.

Dasha said...

Great top. I have made several a bit like this - after you have sewn up the strips and cut them to the size you want, you cut the blocks on both diagonals. Then mix them up and resew. Gives a fantastic design. There's a tutorial on my blog

Janine said...

This has come together beautifully!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am so glad you shared this with Oh Scrap! It is the perfect scrap busting project, especially if you have a bunch of strings.

Sheila said...

I love it. Great way to use those scraps.

Laura said...

So Pretty! It has a vintage look to it, doesn't it? I love it! That is a great way to use up your blues!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Really pretty! I love string quilts and this is a fun layout.

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

Fabulous use of scraps. Quilts looks great.

Jayne said...

It has come together beautifully! Love the blue!