Back in 2011 I started collecting turquoise blue and brown fabrics for my Blue Odyssey Quilt.
I ended up cutting up way more fabric than I needed. As a result, I had piles of left over strips and little pieces.
First I made ‘Leftovers I’ with more than one thousand 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ tiny rectangles.
Then came Leftovers II. For this one I tackled the pile of 1-1/2 inch strips.
This time I tackled the pile of 1-1/4 inch strips (#scraptastictuesday ). I saw this quilt on Pinterest and used it as the inspiration for my design.
I strip pieced like a crazy women to come up with my 6″ blocks of alternating printed fabric with a cream fabric. Each little square is only 3/4 of an inch finished so it took 32 of them to make a single block. I don’t recommend working with such tiny strips unless you are looking for a time consuming task that will keep your mind off of other things.
I couldn’t believe how long it took just to complete the centre of my quilt.
I love how it turned out but I wanted to add a lot more “white space” in the rest of the quilt top to leave some room for detailed quilting.
I definitely had fun and some frustration quilting this one. I purposely went in with no pre-planning at all. I wanted to challenge myself to look at the quilt and just go with what inspired me. I used straight lines, crosshatching, feathers and dense background quilting.
And of course no quilt would be complete without a picture of Tilly snuggled up in it while I hand sew on the binding.