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