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One quilt leads to another...

In my last post I showed a scrap quilt made of my big bag of strips. Thrilled that the patchwork was finished, I completed a blog post. The next day I found a pile more strips from that same scrap bag that in my sorting I had put elsewhere.
scrap patchwork
So all inspired, I thought I should crack on and get all the scraps used. 
I sewed them as before but into a long oblong that when folded in half created two squares. Then I put the squares right side together,. sewed it as though I was doing half square triangles.  
And I got it wrong!!! I wanted the stripes going the opposite way. 
So a bit of unpicking and some resewing and I ended up with a different pattern.
I had seen this on someone else's blog but can't remember whose. If I find it then I will add the details to this post. 
never ending strip quilt
In the spirit of using every single one of my scrap strips I then sewed the remainder around as borders. It still needs to be a little bit bigger. So as I cut things wrong in the next few months I will add them on to finish the quilt. So another quilt for Hope Homes International. And a finish enough that this can go into the cupboard until later.

Linking to these places and crazy mum quilts.

Comments

  1. Just made some of these blocks today - found it on the Quilting Board. She posted the name of the pattern as Sonja's Windows. Spring 2009 America Loves Scrap Quilts seems to be where it was published.

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    1. Thanks so much for that Carol. I had a look and it sort of is what I did but not really. The video or tutorial I saw was really large and sewing it together like a windmill like this. But a good start and has me cruising the net looking for the right reference

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  2. wow, I really like your quilt .. what are the measurements ... please
    I dream of someday making a quilt .. you are inspirational to me ... thank you

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    1. Hi Helen, I just winged it. No measurements to give except where it has ended up now. Sorry did not even think of that when sewing all the strips together.

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  3. Great charity quilt design, I love it! Just wanted to invite you to link up any charity sewing related posts to Sew Some Love :)
    http://katandcatquilts.blogspot.com/search/label/sew%20some%20love

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  4. Pretty! I think the place you saw that big strippy block was on Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog. It looks like this one: http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2017/01/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-squirrel-tutorial.html Of course, she saw it on facebook, so maybe you saw it there, too! It's a cool block and now I want to make one :)

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  5. So pretty! You know, these types of quilts always remind me of my scrappy crocheted afghans....they are like a trip down memory lane! Thank you for sharing! Visiting you from Oh Scrap at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework!

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