Sunday, January 6, 2013
Butterfly Strip Piece Quilt
Happy New Year to my 16 loyal followers. I have left you a drift for several months. But have no fear I have a couple of new posts coming up. We will start with this one. This is a strip piece quilt, sometimes called a string quilt. It uses all scraps and was made one block at a time. This took some orchestrating as I had to make sure to make the correct number of colored blocks so that the pattern would work out. This is my own design and I laid everything out like a map before I started quilting. The scraps were sewn onto 10 inch blocks. The base of the block was made from a white IKEA sheet. I figured since only one strip of the sheet would show I didn't need to spend a lot on a base material. I added some butterflies that I cut with my acuquilt. I also added pink rickrack when I was binding the quilt. This quilt possibly, maybe, has too many things on it. But since I was making it for myself I decided to go all out. I took this quilt to work as I felt by cubicle needed some color. So now it hangs on the back of my chair and just blasts color. I actually received a compliment from a male co-worker!