5/16/2008

Tiny Strips are Good for Consuming Stash

I pulled out every suitable fabric from the scrap basket to make 1x4" strips...

to put together Pick Up Sticks for the Jo's Little Women class:

Being delighted with these little 3" squares, I decided to use them for the setting for the set of 17 Jo's Little Women Club swap blocks:

and I may add more of the same for a scalloped border:

This is quite the stash busting project. Only now I'm three blocks behind on Dear Jane :-).

19 comments:

sophie said...

I love the strippy alternate blocks!!

Stina said...

Love it...fantatic idea ...the quilt is great..*S*

Paula said...

Very cute little quilt. I may have to copy you! Isn't that the sincerest form of flattery? he he....Of course, they are even better as alternate blocks. Lovely...

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

wicked fun! looks so cool.

jovaliquilts said...

Those little blocks do make a great setting! What a good idea!

Lily Boot said...

what a fabulous idea! I'm completely smitten and am definitely going to try that myself! Your blocks are just lovely and the colours gorgeous - my favourite style of patchwork.

Marilyn R said...

I love the Pick Up Sticks quilt and what a great idea to use them in the swap block quilt too! Cute!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Well golly you may be a tiny bit behind but I'm totally inspired by what you just whipped out. You go!!!

KSedlak said...

My club members are working on their Pick Up Sticks quilts too. I have mine all pinned and ready for quilting. I used most of the Jamestown line. It's so fun to see Jo's older fabric used.
It's very cute.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Marcie said...

I LOVE that layout! Your blocks are sensational and the rail fence as alternates is great!

Lynn Dykstra said...

This is turning out so well, and the little all stripes quilt is adorable.

anne bebbington said...

The strippy alternate blocks set this off a real treat - one more idea to store away for future use

Malagueta said...

What a clever idea!! I may "borrow" it to set my CW blocks eventually. Thanks!!

Lucy said...

Hi Karen, I love how your set your sampler blocks! It's becoming a great quilt

meggie said...

What a great fun idea!

Libby said...

There's just nothing more fun than playing with little strips of fabric . . . the ways to use them up seem endless *S*

doni said...

I love it - great setting. Makes me wish my sewing room wasn't packed!

doni - a NE short timer

Rose Marie said...

Love those blocks for setting and they don't overwhelm your other blocks.

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh I just finished my Pick up sticks, I love your version, very scrappy. The swap blocks look like fun, I look forward to seeing your finished quilt.