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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Strips Ad Nauseam and NTT

Hey there friends, and welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday!  Remember that pile of 1.5" scrap strips I shared in my last post?  Well, I've been sewing them together into one looooooooonnngg strip for the past few days.  Though I welcomed some good, mindless sewing after finishing the quilts for my book, I underestimated the tedium of the task.  I managed to get about three hours of good sewing time in each day before I just had to stop.

Just for reference, that pile is about 2' x 3', and about two feet tall.  Now that the strip sewing is all finished, I can't wait to watch this quilt take shape.  Since I grabbed strips from my piles randomly, I won't have any control whatsoever over color distribution or fabric placement, and because I have no idea how long this strip is, I don't even know how big this quilt will be.  It's all an exercise in letting go.  Since I love scrappy quilts so much, I'm just taking it on faith that I am going to love the finished product.  We shall see.

Before we party, check out the highlights from last well.  Sandra at mmm quilts shared this powerful quilt-

Gretchen's Little Corner shared progress on her Nameless quilt-

I love this quilt by Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic-

Vasudha at Storied Quilts linked up this pretty quilt-

And Janine at The Sweetest Dreams showed off this beauty-

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  1. Wow! I never would have guessed that pile of sewn strips was SEW big!!!


  3. That pile of strips is impressive. I can't wait to see what it looks like when you're done.

  4. That is a pile!! I can't wait to see how this turns out. A leap of faith and letting go!!

  5. Oh I can hardly wait to see this together!!!

  6. Can't wait to what happens with your extra, extra, extra long strip. I have a somewhat similar plan for a stack of solid squares. Random cutting and sewing of 2-3 colors stack and whack style. Not sure were it will go. Just haven't been sewing much lately.

  7. Thanks for the shout-out! I can't wait to see how your random strippy project turns out. I made one using the same method, except I put black and white spacer squares between the strips, and I love the result.

  8. That is a LOT of strips -- and they're only 1.5" hum... I'm wondering what is coming from all that sewing. I'll be checking back to see.

  9. I think your string-piecing idea is great! I wish I had so many strings, but I've used-up all mine starting a braided rug. I've run out of strips (not scraps!) to add to my rug, so it will be a long while until I have a useable something to put on the floor. You've shared some pretty quilts here. It's always nice to see what others are making.

  10. Can't wait to see what the pile is going to become. Good luck.


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