Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Big Book of Strip Quilts (plus GIVEAWAY!)

I'm honored to have a quilt in Martingale/That Patchwork Place's new book The Big Book of Strip Quilts. All 60 of the quilts in the book can be made from 2-1/2 inch strips (aka jelly roll strips). Yes, that's 60 quilts for less than 50 cents per pattern!


You can learn more about this new book from Martingale/That Patchwork Place on their blog today. Just click the book image above to go to the blog. And you're gonna want to go over there because they are giving away a copy of the e-book.

And guess what? I'm also giving away a copy of the e-book. All you need to do is leave a comment below and tell us what your favorite pre-cut size is. I'll randomly pick a winner on Tuesday, April 25. So make sure your comment is added by midnight on the 24th.

My quilt in this great book is called Plaid and Pinwheels. 


It is from my book Triple-Play Scrap Quilting and is what I consider a "coordinated scrappy" quilt because it uses fabrics from a single fabric line. This quilt requires two jelly rolls, plus some yardage for borders, sashing, backing, and binding. 

The blocks are very quick to sew. In fact, it will probably take longer to do the pinwheel border than all of the blocks in the center of the quilt. I did the half-square triangles for the pinwheels using triangle paper, but one can use their favorite method.

I also did two other variations of this quilt.

This is the "planned scrappy" version which features a planned color scheme: pink and gray. I kept the blocks and sashing fairly subtle by using only medium and light fabrics, and I brought the darker fabrics into the borders to frame the quilt center.


And this is the "make-do scrappy" version. I emphasized the geometric nature of this quilt by piecing the sashing border and adding bold black inner borders. Although you could skip making the pinwheels entirely and use a single-fabric border, I still added pinwheels in only the upper left and lower right corners. It's a great way to use up scraps!


Good luck winning a copy of the e-book -- either from me or from Martingale's blog posting!






6 comments:

Diana said...

I love the 2 1/2 inch but also use 1 1/2 and 2 inch strips.
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Lee said...

How fabulous! My favorite pre cut is jelly roll strips! thank you!

Rina Mason said...

My favorite pre cuts are layer cakes unless you consider fat quarters a pre cut. I like being able to get various cuts from the fabrics in those sizes while still having the entire line. Thanks for the chance.

carolinerohrer.50 said...

great looking quilts,

Suzy Kennell said...

My favorite precut is a jelly roll

aprilh said...

My favorite is charm packs, but I like the 1 1/2 in strips also.
I would love to win, I have lots of strips and need some ideas on how to use them up. This looks like a great book for ideas.

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