Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Stripping

Thanks for the helpful comments on yesterday's post! I'll check my stash of blacks and reds and get back to it.
In the meantime, I did some more strip sets for the "Statavarious" (love that name!) quilt I'm making for the family room. These will get cut into much smaller pieces and be interspersed with some contrasting fabrics, so the order here doesn't matter.
And I finally took this block I made ages ago off the design wall! I love it, so I quilted and bound it to make a hot pad worthy of my best culinary triumphs. I tried a 2" strip for binding and it worked pretty well, but the corners were more difficult. There's no room for error, so I think I might do 2-1/4" (maybe 2-1/8?) on a bigger quilt, but this skinny strip finished nice and tight and it's exactly the same width on both sides.

20 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

Love the blues. What a cool book ... I can't wait to see what you do next.

Finn said...

Wow Cheri, what great colors in both projects! Now sure about your neck of the woods, but mine can use all the color it can get these gloomy November days. Love the hot pad! Hugs, Finn

ROZ said...

looks delicious

Marls said...

Those blues look stunning-can't wait to see the finished quilt.
I just love that hot pad.

Norma said...

You have the greatest sense of color........love all these blues and the black and white from the last post is so striking! Hot pad is so fun.......makes for a happy kitchen.

Mrs Moen said...

Love your woman-made piece of fabric; it even looks flat! Looking forward to see how you'll be using your beautiful strata.

Deborah said...

Those blues are stunning!

Magpie Sue said...

I've been using a 2 1/4" binding on my bigger quilts for a while now and have been happy with the results. Occasionally I go down to 2 1/8" for little bitty quilts but never any smaller than that!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá amiga!
Passei para conhecer seu cantinho... tudo de bom!
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Sharon said...

I love your hot pad! That's a great idea for a random or leftover block.

Your blues looks so yummy. I think I'll like your quilt!

I love you b&w quilt in the previous post. It will be gorgeous, whatever you decide!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great hotpad! Can't wait to see what you do next with those blue strips!

Nines said...

Looks graet! I use a 2 1/4" strip for binding, but the 2" IS awfully nice and tight...

Meggie said...

Love those blues!
Your Hotpad is so cute!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Oooh, nice collection of blue strips.

laura west kong said...

I love all those skinny strips ... they look fantastic!

Annemiek said...

How do you keep your blue strips so straight?? If I sew strips I get a rainbowshape. I AM a sewingmachinedummy so that could be it but share your secrets if you will:)
BTW love the Stick&Stones! It looks great with those coloured sashings and your border ideas look perfect to me..:)

em's scrapbag said...

Great hot pad! Perfect for the kitchen.

Jocelyn said...

Those both look great! It seems like you now have enough hot pads to donate some of your old ones to your hot pad-less daughter, who never seems to remember to get them when she's out ...

Millie said...

Love those blue strips...blue is such a relaxing color.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey lady! See you sunday! Yippeeee! have a safe flight!