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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Strip Easy Quilt Challenge

So Denise at Pieced Brain had this idea to host a challenge where we make things with strips, which, let's face it, we all have bunches of sitting in bins and bags, right? So, of course, I joined right up since I had just been making bee blocks with strips that very week. So, this is what I did:
 I took a bunch of strips and made 4 Scrapper's Delight blocks from the Sunday Morning Quilts book. Each block is 12 1/2 inches. And then I sewed them all together into a 24-ish inch square.
 I made a quilt sandwich out of it and sort of doodle swirly quilted it. Yes, that is a real technical quilting term.
 I backed it with a plain piece of scrap fabric that was a couple of inches smaller than my quilted square and I stitched them together, leaving an opening for stuffing.
 I stuffed it, stitched it closed and photographed it. And now it is on my couch and let me tell you, it is a great size and so comfortable too.
 I might be onto something here. My other couch pillows are 18-20 inches and not nearly this fluffy.
And to think it all started with a bunch of scrap strips and a challenge. Thanks, Denise. This turned out great! Be sure to check out the other challenge quilters.

10 comments:

  1. Love the pillow and it really does look scrunchy and comfy! Don't you just love a challenge or blog hop to get the sewing machine humming!?

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  2. Just lovely! I find scrappy things to be so interesting -- each time you look you might see something different.

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  3. Your pillow looks great! Using strips can be addicting...

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  4. great idea!!! Who can't use a comfy pillow!

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  5. Your pillow looks soft and dreamy, very pretty! I have that book too, and I love it : )

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  6. Fun pillow, great idea for using up some of the strips in the never ending strip pile.

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  7. Fun pillow, great idea for using up some of the strips in the never ending strip pile.

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  8. hopping over from the hop, very pretty, I love making pillows..

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