I have a lot of experience stripping. Not on a pole, mind you, stripping as in strip piecing… as in making quilts? Hello? Anyone there?! Saying stripping instead of strip piecing is, like, the oldest quilters joke. Classic. Neat.
Strip piecing basically is cutting full-length strips of fabric, selvage-to-selvage, and then sewing the long strips together. After how-many-ever strips are sewn together, you can go back and cut sections of the long strips to use in patchwork.
I came up with this little number a week or so ago, it was so easy and quick, I plan on using this pattern again soon – and that’s saying something because I usually prefer to do something new for each and every quilt. But this one… this is too easy and cute not to make it more than once.
When I get my act together and actually have time to write out patterns/instructions, I’m writing this up to share with you. See you in 2020!
I love the crispness of the white border and sashing in contrast to the other prints. That reminds me of another reason why I like this pattern: if you have a lot of coordinating prints, but not much contrast, the fabrics still do well because they’ll be in contrast to the white and not with each other. See? Why didn’t you think of that?
One other thing I’ll point out about this particular quilt: I love how the freehand swirls contrast the boxy/geometric look of the quilt. Softens it up a bit, don’t you think?
Ok, really, the last thing I’ll mention: I love a good striped fabric for the binding. Nice.
Now that I’m done complimenting my own work (sigh), I’ll leave you to enjoy your weekend.