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Strip Pieced Quilt for My Son

rodezzy2 | Posted in Quilting and Home Decor on

I found the picture of the quilt-as-you-go quilt that I made for my son.  The exact same process as the one with all of the color.



  1. KharminJ | | #1

    That's gorgeous! I like the striped sashing a lot - so often it's just a flat-color (almost an afterthought) between blocks - this adds just the right touch of whimsy. And I really like the diagonal arrangement, too!<!----> Thanks for digging that out!

    Bright Shiny Blessings for the New Year!Kharmin

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      rodezzy2 | | #5

      Ah, fooled you.  There is no sashing strips.  Thats the center strip of each block on the diagonal.  Got ya!  If you look at the center striped strip, you can follow the seam lines around it and see the block.  The block is on point.  The order in which I sewed on the strips caused the secondary designs, the look of a sashing and squares within squares....a surprise as I put the quilt blocks together.  No real sashing, just the 12.5 inch blocks sewn in rows. 

      Oh, and the fabric is a 75% linen 25% cotton, very heavy and substantial.  The batting is 100% cotton and the backing is....still.  I bought it at a Crate & Barrel outlet.  99 cents a pound.  Retail at the time (collected from 2001 until 2004) $25.00 or $35.00 per yard if I remember correctly.

      Edited 1/14/2009 9:17 pm ET by rodezzy2

      Edited 1/14/2009 9:18 pm ET by rodezzy2

      Edited 1/14/2009 9:19 pm ET by rodezzy2

      1. Josefly | | #6

        Very nice quilt. I love the colors, they way you put them together, and the linen/cotton blend. Great. What do you mean about the backing, though? Did you cover the seams of the joined blocks on the back with the hand-finished strips you described in another post on strip-quilting?

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          rodezzy2 | | #7

          Yes, they were sewn on at the same time the squares are sewn in rows, then folded over the seams and hand sewn down.

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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    That is one attractive quilt! Love the stripes, nice balance to the colours in the blocks. Cathy

  3. damascusannie | | #3

    I like the understated color scheme--perfect for a guy.

  4. MaryinColorado | | #4

    Thank you for finding the picture and sharing your son's elegant quilt.  I love it!  Mary

  5. joyfulneedles | | #8

    I went back to check out the picture again.  That is great.  If you had done multiple colors it that lovely secondary pattern might have been lost. 

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      rodezzy2 | | #9

      Yes the other one looks totally different because it was done more randomly with the colorful strips. But it's the exact same process.  It takes only one week to make that quilt.   Well, its because I work during the day and did a certain amount of squares per night in order to finish making the squares and then (now that I think of it) the six and seventh day was putting it together and hand sewing the seam strips down over the seams and putting on a binding.

      The other one is in the "strip piece quilting?" (24-43) threads, and yes the secondary pattern is not there.  No pattern actually, and you can see how the squares are put together because you can see the seam lines better in that quilt.

      Edited 1/15/2009 7:53 pm ET by rodezzy2

      Edited 1/15/2009 7:54 pm ET by rodezzy2

      1. Ceeayche | | #10

        beautiful!   You are truely blessed with creative talents that are both broad and deep.  You have a variety of interests and your techical proficiency in all that you tackle is evident.  Each time you share it's a treat!

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          rodezzy2 | | #11

          Oh thank you, I am truly a quick change artist, and diligently try to find the easiest way to do things to get a big bang for my efforts. 

          Although I am truly flattered by compliments, (ouch, I just fell off that pedestal ... giggle), I must confess that I can't take in too much.

          There are truly talented people that do such exquisite, detailed and intricate work in all of the arts, where I just dabble.  I just charge in and do stuff I like doing.  I usually do some things once and move on.  So while I have studied and challenged myself on projects, I am just a small bit player in the craft world.  I'm glad and grateful that you and others enjoy what I do accomplish.  It does swell my heart.

          So, I hope you except my humble attempts to accept some of your compliments, but keep my perspective about just how much I deserve.  Thank you.


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