|Within the blue sashing is a 6 inch 9-patch block.|
Dodi Paulsen (firstname.lastname@example.org or Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow) and many other quilt pattern designers have developed patterns that use strips. Just check out youu-tube. Dodi's string-me-along pattern uses a central focus fabric and adds whatever strips you chose to form a 7-1/4" block. The layout determines the final look. A few other commercial patterns that I have used: Broken Glass by Edyta Sitar, laundrybasketquilts.com; Dancing Stars by Cozy quilt designs, cozydesigns.com; The Magic Hour quilt by M'Liss Raw Hawley.
Nancy doesn't use commercial patterns, she just let her block guide the layout and design. Sounds so easy. She does design a block the old-fashion way: paper, pencil and ruler. She already has her strips organized by color. Grab a bag of strips, her idea and off she goes.
|Piano Key border that frame these scrap string pieced blocks is the basic strip used within the blocks.|
|This quilt is basically strips laid into hexagons; you can use scrap strips or jellyrolls.|
Nancy brought sooo many different quilt examples which really drove home the point that we really can use our stash/scraps. Let's all see if we can produce just one quilt, runner, or anything using those strips. Thanks, Nancy! We had fiber, sewing, brownies/fudge with mushrooms..laughter ensued, yeah, you had to be there. We had fun.