Sometimes you just want to use up a few fabric leftovers and make up something quick and easy.That’s the theory anyway.I have used the Quick Strippie pattern from MaryQuilts.com before with great success.No matter what novelties you use, this design always looks great - and you can modify it to fit the fabric pieces you have available.
So I blissfully cut up the leftover smallish pieces from the tote bag I made for Sadie’s Dream for a Cure (see this post) and began sewing the strips together:
See what’s wrong with the above picture?Those darn elephants on top are standing on their heads!I knew the jungle print was directional, but I thought that the goofy elephants went every which-away in the other fabric . Well, no they don't - sure, it's easy to see now.Glad I own a seam ripper (don’t we all have that old-faithful tool readily at hand?!) …
But now the strippie is done, the fabric is all used up, and it’s on the frame to quilt.Simple can be made simply after all – LOL!
I did make up some star block kits for my Quilts of Valor group meeting later this month.
~25 kits for star blocks
sample star blocks
Maybe that’s why my brain was tired!A star-in-a-star pattern can be found at McCall’s Quilting: