This Strippy Quilting pattern is another of those METHODS, rather than a block much the same way that Crazy Quilting, is a method!

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** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block **


Really, you can do the squares for this quilt any size you like, and the strips between any width you like, but for the sake of proportion, I am keeping the width of the strip equal to the width of the pieced strips.  While larger squares will make a quicker quilt, smaller ones will make a more dramatic one! I'm showing this in black strips and solid squares, but any random fabrics will work just as well, or even theme fabrics, like retro thirties or older...those may look better with white strips...



Whatever size squares you decide on, add 1/2" to that for your strip width size x 4 times that length. As an example, I am making one set here with four 2-1/2" x 10" strips sewn together, then cut apart at 2-1/2" intervals...



The entire "Block's worth" in the block drawing above uses just six different strip sets, used four times each, flipped in alternate directions. You can use MORE strip sets to introduce more colors, or LESS for a more unified looking quilt. You can also use individual squares if you choose too, but that lengthens the time factor a bit!



When it comes time to make an actual quilt, you'll want to measure the length and width of your bed, and add the amount of overhang you want on sides and ends. Divide the width figure by the Strip set finished length. As an example: Let's say you'd like to wind up with an approx. 81" x 88" full sized quilt, and you are using, as I have here 2" finished sized squares...

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 Nov 30 2004 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block