Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stashbuster strips quilt

In the spirit of sewing from my stash, I started a stshbuster quilt, 
i went through my stack of turquoise and greys, and cut a lot of the fabrics into 1-1/2" strips,... 140 of turquoise, and 180 of grey.  They ranged in length from as small as 4 inches up to a full width of fabric, about 43".  A lot of them were about a fat quarter width, about 20 inches.   

then, I proceeded as one would with a "jellyroll race".... that means that I started by sewing all the strips end to end to end to make one long strip...


then you cut the long strip in half lengthwise and sew those two lengths together along the long side and press the seam, then repeat that process over and over...

so now I have two slabs, 
the grey one is of course a bit bigger.   I think that now I will do an off white section, and figure out how to combine the three different colors.   
Its sort of like constructing a new cloth out of scraps.   I really do enjoy this sort of project! 

3 comments:

  1. i love getting ideas for busting the stash! it's going to have to happen around here sooner rather than later!
    cheers!
    molly

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  2. Approximately, how big do your slabs measure?

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