I mentioned I’m doing a Lego Quilt, based on instructions from Tonya Ricucci. I am lucky to have changed to a 4-day-a-week job, so I spent my first Friday off getting all the strips done. I put them up on the design wall as I pieced them to be sure I was getting a good balance of colors and values.
Tonya’s instructions say to cut 1-1/2″ strips and join them to make the rows in each block. I have a lot of strips, sorted by width, so I tried the 1-1/2″ strips first, joining them end-to-end and cutting into the lengths I needed.
That was tedious, to say the least. I switched to using wider strips, joining them lengthwise, and cutting 1-1/2″ strips from the sets.
Now I have 420 strips, enough to make my 42 blocks (finishing 10″ each) for a 60″ x 70″ quilt. This will be my next leaders-and-enders project. Here are all the strips laid out ready to go! Stay tuned! I think it will be fun to see it come together!
This does look like fun. Every time I open my scrap drawer, I know I need to make some quilts with just the scraps there. How many could I make? I don’t know. There is a lot of yardage, but I’m not shy about trimming pieces to size and throwing away the bits leftover. Realistically, if I used it all JUST for deliberate scrap quilts like yours, there are at least several quilts in there. !!!
Yes, I am always amazed to finish a scrap quilt and see almost NO change in the scrap supply 😃
I followed the links and I love the finished quilts, but I think you are wise to sew wider pieces and then cut those into strips, at least for some of the pieces. I think that will help it go faster. And for me, that method would help me get straighter strips too.
I am looking forward to the next steps!
Indeed, those narrow strips want to wobble 🙃
Yes, I liked one of those bloggers who admitted, “I can’t sew a straight strip.” ME EITHER!!
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Wow! You are wise to come up with the “strip” Lego plan. It makes a lot of sense and seems to delete the wobble affect! I was amazed by your friend’s Postage Quilt. What an amazing amount of work! Thanks for all the postings!
Thanks! Hope you are well.