Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Amazing Fabric Gift

Have you ever received a gift, and you're not quite sure what to do with it, but you know it is awesome? This weekend, my aunt invited me over to go through some of her stash she wouldn't be able to work with.  She is a more traditional quilter and so we often use different types of fabric and trade with each other.  She is also a yard sale queen and picks up great finds on a regular basis.  This week, she had a huge stash of fabric strips! 

This is only about a third of what she gave to me. Tons of ziploc bags full of strips! Some of the strips are WOF strips and some are precut into lengths that my aunt thought she would use for some log cabin blocks.  They range in width from 1.5 inches to about 3 inches.

This little grouping looks like such a fun kids block bundle! I love those watermelon-eating dinos!
What would you do with strips like these? My first plan is to make myself a laptop bag, but what next? There were a lot of pink and purples not shown here too.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. I gotta go with auntie on this one - a huge log cabin quilt!

  2. Wow, that is an incredible amount of fabric and pre-cutting work - what a gift! I would go for scrappy pieced quilt tops - probably largish blocks (16.5" square if I could pull it off) and rotated every other block for some movement. I think it would go together fast and be a great way to use up some of these fabrics. I hope you have fun with whatever you decide to do. :)

  3. I just finished (and posted about) a quick - very quick - strip quilt. The pattern is Strip and Flip Baby Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew. You don't even really need the pattern. I think if you look at the quilt, you could reproduce it! Have fun with the strips!

  4. There is a do. Good Stitches quilt in the Love Circle that I want to make. I'll find the link and email you. It's made of 8.5" strip squares with the strips on the diagonal. A single color is used for the strip in the middle (in the other quilt it was blue) which ties the all the scrappiness together nicely.