Twenty Strips

I was a member of the Color Inspiration Club at Pink Castle Fabrics last year (and will be again– I signed up again), which meant I was sent 10 solid fabrics a month from a collection of colors selected by the shop. When the fabrics arrived, I’d immediately cut off 2 2.5″ strips from each one before I put the fabrics away. Then I’d roll up the twenty strips together and put them on my ironing table to tempt me. 

Between projects when I just want to see without a plan, I just grab things like those rolls of strips and start sewing. 

This time I decided I’d do half of the strips in a big stripset like I have done in the past. The remaining half would be used to assemble those into a single mini quilt. I did not permit myself to add any additional fabrics and I challenged myself to use as much of the twenty strips as I could.

Fun coincidence– I had already made the strip set when the pictured issue of American Quilter arrived. That made me happy! I’m on trend!


It was so much fun!

The resulting piece is about 24″ x 18″, and I custom quilted it. 


The binding is a scrap of binding I had left in Moda Grunge in plum. It finishes the little quilt perfectly!

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