Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Strip Twist Quilt

Here's what I've been doing lately... Girly pink quilt, anyone? I've had these pink, mauve and purple fat quarters in my stash for a lonnnng time (see the stashbusters ring picture on the left where I substituted a pic of my stuffed pink fabric drawer.) I've been thinking I'd like to use them all up in a more controlled color scrap quilt, using Bonnie's strip twist pattern from Quiltville:



This is a third of it. I plan to make two more sections like this, then I've also started cutting out the leftover bits of strips to make a pieced border. I've been stitching them together as leader/ender squares between blocks, so that'll go pretty quickly too.

I've already done a strip twist, and really liked the way it turned out. I'd picked colors for that one to make a guy-type quilt... if you want to see one I gave my brother, click here for pictures of a strip twist in olive greens, rusts, beiges, mustard, etc. They're easy to make, and I love the way it looks set on point without all the bother of cutting setting triangles for the edge.

Also been thinking of machine applique'ing something on top of this one, perhaps in the dark purple or maybe red - a trio of big hearts? A curled up egg-shape of a sleeping siamese cat on one corner? Any suggestions? I think I'll wait and see how busy it gets when I've put the pieced border on.

19 comments:

Tazzie said...

I love it Jane, the colours are just wonderful!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Fiona said...

My favourite colours and one of my favourite quilt patterns - got to be a winner as far as I'm concerned!

joyce said...

It's wonderful. I think hearts would look great appliqued on but the cat would be nice too. I guess it depends on who it's for.

Gail said...

Love the colors, and the pattern is great. Isn't it amazing how something so simple can look...well, amazing!

atet said...

I love the colors here -- then again, I've been a bit gaga over pink since finding out my friend was having a girl (then found out *I* was having a girl and well...) lots of pinks around the cornfields!

I think the curled up sleeping cat on the quilt would be adorable!

Mary said...

Both versions look great Jane, I'm sure the applique would look good but I think they look wonderful without too.

Linda_J said...

Very girly and I like it!! The purple part especially.

As I was sorting through a big container of 2 1/2 inch strips yesterday, I was thinking that I really should use some of them for a quilt like this. Thnaks for the inspiration!

Carol E. said...

Love the pinky purply! It's very pretty!!

Laurie Ann said...

That strip twist is great! Like Mary said, I think it would be good with the applique, or just the way it is.

Helen in the UK said...

Pretty, pretty, and VERY girly :)

kcamou said...

Very precious! I like the idea of the cat, I think the different colors would help it show up nicely. But I know it will be wonderful regardless of what you choose to do. Great job!

JudyL said...

Love the pinks and I love the olive/mustard one too. Hmmm, I love the "clean" lines of just the strips but I think applique would be pretty on it too. Kinda personalizes it.

Dawn said...

It looks good! I still love the one you made your brother too!

cher said...

I really liked the one I made too-and I have the same color fabrics waiting for a new quilt-thanks for this inspiration! no suggestions, though hearts sound perfect...ok, so one suggestion :-)

Yvonne said...

I love that pattern. I like the border you did on your brother's. I think some hearts would be cute.

Veronica said...

I'm not a big fan of strip quilts, other than Log Cabins, but I really like the look of this one! Your brother's quilt is great, too.

Tracy said...

I love this one and your brothers a lot. I think I might make my next quilt with this pattern:)

Violette Severin said...

Love the colors. I've never put pink and purple together but love the result.

Colleen Whalen Eskridge said...

Hi, loved your photos...think they are lovely. Colleen In South AFrica

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