That’s right, one of these days I’m going to make at least one of the following projects I’ve found online. And I haven’t included any of the quilts on my Pinterest boards. My plan is to use these fairly simple projects for quick gifts and/or to kick start my work when I stall out/need to let a complex project sit a spell/want to noodle around with my scraps.
For using up strips of fabric the Crossed Quilt block from thelongthread.com looks handy. I’ve been saving 1.5, 2 and 2.5″ strips for some time so this project seems good to go.
Scrappy tiling from Lily’s Quilts looks scrap friendly and could be used for any original design that doesn’t have tiny pieces. Gloria Loughman uses a more labor intensive variation of this technique in her Quilted Symphony book.
Strip and flip baby quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew takes a simple idea and makes it look like genius. I wonder what would happen if you added a few more flips?
The Urban Shades Quilt from Moda Bake Shop has possibilities. Again, a simple idea that looks like a great go-to pattern when you need a quilt in a hurry. You could decrease the size of the blocks if you wanted something smaller. The pattern makes up a 70″ square quilt.
Finally, this has been a painless way to make some 2013 quilting resolutions. My usual resolution – to actually practice free motion quilting – is getting a bit shopworn.