Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fun Stripes

 In an attempt to clean out some WIPs, I took out this stripey project that I started in August 2013. I made 4 blocks back then, and set it aside. Every time I look at my stripe stash, I think about this project. The time finally came to bust some stash!


The technique by Anita Grossman Solomon makes matching all those stripes super easy. You already know that I think she is a genius. This is more proof of that! With four identical striped squares, you make this large block with 2 X-centric and 2 concentric units. Please purchase her book Rotary Cutting Revolution for full instructions.
 

I had so much fun collecting interesting striped fabrics.
 

 Look at those perfect centers!


Some fabrics don't produce 4 identical squares from 1/4 yard. In this case below, I was able to cut 2 pairs of matching strips. The effect is still interesting.
 

The top now measures about 56" X 70" which is a nice lap size.


Add another to the to-be-quilted pile! I've got a little tendonitis in my wrist from all this quilting, so I might need to cut back a little. Finishes will not be coming as quickly in the coming weeks!

5 comments:

Rike Busch said...

Hello Tina,
A wonderful quilt! so colorful and happy.
Greetings, Rike

Julianne said...

LOve it! Very fun!

Marlene said...

This is gorgeous. I love how the squares are formed and make the diagonal line across the quilt. Hope your wrist feels better soon.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love those stripe blocks! Hope your wrist gets better soon!

Лёка said...

Bravo! Very beautiful!