Thanks for all the kind comment about Strip Quilt Secrets!

It was fun drawing a #.

Our winner is:

#58 Susan S 

“I’m glad you are feeling better about scrap quilts!

I have so many scraps I could use on Diane’s quilts!”

I hope you do make some quilts with all of those scraps.

Now you’ll have no excuse not to.

I hope all of you who didn’t win will visit Diane’s website

or your favorite quilt shop to get a copy

then make your own scrappy quilts.

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Hello,

Strip Quilt Secrets

Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to my blog!

I hope you’ve been enjoying seeing what

Strip Quilt Secrets is all about.

I love it when I pick up a quilting book and learn something new.

Since I’m not a scrappy quilter I learned a LOT about buying fabric, cutting strips & even the best ways to store your fabrics for scrap quilting.

I never even gave thought to these things before now.

No wonder her scrappy quilts are so beautiful & precise!

In reading her book cover to cover

(can’t tell you the last time, if ever, I’ve done that.)

I was fascinated by Diane’s instructions to cut triangles from

2 1/2″ (jelly roll) strips

to make half-square triangles that measure 2 1/2″ (unfinished)!

I rather like her Aunt Elsie Quilt.

And although I don’t have an Aunt Elsie,

my husband’s dear grandmother was named Elsie.

I decided to try out Diane’s “Triangles from Strips” technique

& make an Elsie block.

I was amazed that the pressed half-square triangle was exactly 2 1/2″!Pretty awesome!

Diane also suggests the best way to press the hst’s to get them the flattest they can be.

I quickly made the 8 hst’s

& cut a few 2 1/2″ squares from the same 2 1/2″ strips for the block.

Before I sewed the squares together I decided to audition the block both ways…

Just one more 2 1/2″ square could change the whole look of the block.

I decided to sew it as first imagined.

But if you know me…

You know that I literally cannot imagine sewing something without little Dresden plates!!!

Instead I belabored a couple of border fabrics

then completed a preemie quilt top.

Once again I contemplated including a Tiny Dresden plate in the center…

These things can literally go just about ANYWHERE!

But alas I quilted & bound it without the Dresden addition.

How cute is just one little Aunt Elsie block?

I have to say, these tips have changed the way I think about scrappy quilts!

They’re not scary at all anymore.

Thanks, Diane!

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan