Monday, November 19, 2012

Strip Tubing Again................

I’ve talked about Strip Tubing before in one my blogs.  Again I can’t tell you how much I love this technique.  It’s so easy and so much fun.   You will find out that jelly rolls will be one of your best friends in quilting. Be sure to check out all the books available for jelly rolls and strip tubing.  Colors just seem to blend together regardless how they are put together.

This pattern is “Heartstrings” designed by Gail Yakos, Manufactured by Black Mountain Quilts.  I love the colors blue and teal so this is one of my favorite quilts.  To be honest with you any quilt with these colors fall into that category.  Ho Hum!!!  I’m sure you will find that I like most quilts regardless of colors.  This quilt takes a 2-1/2” wide precut jelly roll strips, 1 bundle or at least 36 strips that you can cut from your stash, 12 fabrics cut ¼ yard each, but not fat quarters, 2-5/8 yard of white background fabric, 5/8 yard for binding fabric, 4-1/2 yards of background fabric and batting

Note:  do not throw any scraps away because you will use these leftover pieces in the outside border. 

These hearts were fun to put together. I was really excited to take it to the quilter and see what she could come up with.  I was not disappointed when I got the quilt back.  Notice what special quilting she did.  On the top of each heart she quilted another heart in blue thread.

Then down the center of each heart she made it look like hearts on top of each other.  She did an awesome job I think.

This week is Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for.  Count your blessings and don't over eat.  HA HA

Until next week have a great and safe Holiday.