Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Strip Twist

Sometime last spring, I purchased a fabric kit from my LQS...and then I forgot about it.  Strip Twist is a pattern by G.E. Designs.

This is a great pattern using 2.5-inch strips; however, I felt that there was an added step.  Coloured strips are sewn on either side of a white strip.  The pattern calls for using two different coloured strips.


The strip sets are then cut into sections.


And then you cut the section in half down the middle of the white strip.


Instead of sewing two coloured strips on either side of a 2.5-inch white strip, I would have preferred to have sewn a 1.25-inch white strips to each coloured strip and saved cutting all the pieces in half.

The block is then made using one partial seam.


The kit used all the same fabric, in seven different colours.





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23 comments:

  1. Lovely top, so bright and cheery. I totally agree that it seems as if it would be so much easier to just sew thinner white strips to the coloured ones. I love bordering using partial seams and I really love the effect using the white along with the coloured fabric gives here. I've never thought to do that myself but must give it a try in the future.

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  2. Yeah, your idea for making these was much better! Lovely top!

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  3. The pattern is probably written that way to be compatible with Jelly Rolls, which are already cut in 2.5 inch strips. It's a lovely quilt.

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  4. Wow Anja. You have been so busy. It's a very pretty quilt no matter which way you sew it.

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  5. Another beautiful finish, Anja! I agree with you on the cutting. I think there would be too much room for me to mess something up doing it that way. Sewing the smaller strips would be easier.

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  6. That looks so happy and cheery - a lovely project to start the new year!

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  7. Cheerful quilt. I agree with you re: cutting, but then again you would have had to cut twice the amount of white strips, so probably not a huge difference. Either way, it's a fun quilt!

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  8. It is a bright and fun quilt top; nicely done!

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  9. I have to agree... Your idea of sewing a narrower white strip on each of the coloured strips does make more sense. However... It sure turned itself into a beautiful quilt top. Such pretty fabrics! Nicely done on all those partial seams, Anja!

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  10. This is so bright & fun! Love it to bits!!

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  11. Cool pattern and very nice quilt! I agree that your method of sewing a thinner strip to each colored strip is definitely a better and easy way of constructing the quilt.

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  12. It's bright, whimsical and fun. Love it.

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  13. Love all the dotty fabrics and the bright colors! Such a fun and cheery top. :)

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  14. Your quilt is wonderful, such bright and cheery colours.
    I've made a quilt with the same block and I agree with your assessment. Sewing the thinner strip to each coloured strip was simpler than what you did appears to be. I like to avoid extra steps when I can.

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  15. I see most of us would have preferred working with a thinner white strip. Your quilt top turned out beautifully. The colour combination is really cheery.

    Thank you for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!

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  16. Great looking quilt. Well done on all the partial seams.

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  17. I really like the design, the colors and the mood of this quilt. It's great.

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  18. Very cool block and such happy colours in January! I think you are spot on with your recommendations for changing the pattern.

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  19. Oh, Anja, how very pretty! This definitely will be placed on my Someday To Do List, now that I've seen yours! XO

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  20. I love all the colorful dots! Very cheerful!

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