A case for Strippy Quilts
Our regular guild meeting was cancelled due to snow last Friday, so we rescheduled for the 4th Friday which is usually an open sew day at the same church where we have our monthly membership meetings. The planned February program was already moved to March so I offered to step in and fill the gap this month.
Here I am in action:
|Explaining "Can't cut it"|
After asking a few pertinent questions like, "Have you ever bought fabric you couldn't bring yourself to cut up?" Or, "Do you have orphan/swap/BOM blocks that you don't know what to do with?" I then challenged them to think vertically and make a strippy quilt.
Easy - fewer seams
Economical - saves time and money (less fabric lost in seams)
Elegant - simple and balanced composition
Everlasting - steeped in tradition back to the 18th century (and possibly earlier)
Someday soon I'll post a virtual trunk show of all the vertical quilts I've made.