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Challenge Quilt Using 2.5″ Strips

Very excited about this quilt, which was my take on a challenge to design a quilt using 2.5″ strips of fabric. Each strip is quilted with a different free motion quilt design. It was inspired by a photo I saw on Facebook of a linen wall hanging made by Judith Poxson Fawkes.

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    1. I’m sorry. I didn’t use a pattern. I sewed together a jelly roll using the jelly roll race method until I had a long length with 8 strips. Then I cut two parallelograms on the bias. I needed two 90 degree triangles so I cut a square from the remaining length of 8 strips and cut it on the diagonal. I had to make a few of these to end up with what I wanted that had 4 usable half squares. Finally I sewed the black and white 90 degree triangles to fill in at the bottom and top. Hope that helps. oh – one other hint. The first thing I did was diagram it out and then cut the paper quilt into its geometric parts. That helped me decide how to assemble the quilt.

    2. Sorry – see the other comments. I didn’t use a pattern, and I it would take me forever to create one. I just started sewing and cutting….

  1. Love you quilt. I made a top using the same inspiration image. (Not quilted yet) Mine is green and purple from s Bali pop strip set. It’s so cool to see another interpretation!

    1. That’s really exciting I would love to see your quilt. Sounds beautiful

  2. I love the different designs of your quilts. I love the more modern Look.
    I have been quilting for 15 years and always looking for new ideas.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Nancy. Sounds like we have a lot in common quilt-wise. I have been quilting about half the time you have, but I’m totally addicted. Happy quilting

    1. The quilt is 52 inches by 56 inches. You could actually make it almost any size you want. I would graph it out to get close to the desired size. I used 8 – 2.5 inch strips as the starting point and then started cutting that up for the bias intersections.

  3. I saw your quilt and decided to attempt it with some leftover scraps. I had a lot of blue scraps so the colors worked out perfectly.
    I wanted mine to end up 50 x 60, it end up square at 60″.
    I am wondering if you used a 45 degree angle to cut the long center pieces?

    1. Yes – I used a 45 degree angle for cutting the pieces. I’m so pleased to hear that you also made the quilt. Fun geometrical challenge.

  4. I’m a non-confident quilter and would love to have a pattern to follow to make this beautiful piece. Don’t know a thing about 90 degree rulers! Would you generate a pattern? Yes, I’d pay you for it!

    1. Sorry – but I don’t have a pattern. I just sort of started cutting using the 90 degree mark on my cutting mat and then sewing the pieces back together. I am not so good at remembering what I did, as it was trial and error.

  5. Wow, this just jumped out at me! LOVE it! Now if I can just find time to do it, after al the other inspirational patterns I have! Jelly roll time!

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