Monday, April 18, 2011

Strips and Peep

All I had left to do today was stitch down the binding by hand on the little strip quilt.  This was so much fun and went together so quickly that there will definitely be more strip blocks.
Here's a close up:
I pieced these blocks on tear-away paper so they wouldn't end up too bulky.  But now I have an even better idea!  Every time a new phone book is published, we get 6 copies because we are a business account.  Now I can recycle and use that nice thin paper for strip piecing.  Waste not, want not!

Remember this little gem?  I made it years ago and it was the inspiration for a recent paper piecing class. 

I couldn't imagine making the exact same thing twice, so after class, I made the word "peep" to add to the chick and eggs. 
Here's the new PEEP quilt, basted and ready to quilt:
Today I saw a free form spiral quilt (actually several) made by Canadian quilter Kristin Miller.  It's mighty tempting to see if I can figure out how to do it..... 

1 comment:

True Blue Nana said...

Both of these look better in person particularly the strips. I thought yesterday went well. What can we do to attract more folks?