Strip Piecing the Pastel Quilt

I am working on piecing the Pastel (Easter) Quilt that I started yesterday.

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I am using strip sets cut from the fat quarters. I have 20 fat quarters so that will determine how many blocks I can make.

I cut the strips 2.5 inches wide… and they are 22 inches long (the length of a fat quarter)

One set has 10 strips

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and is cut like this

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the 2 center triangles are the correct size…there are 4 triangles at the corners…these are joined to make 2 more full sized triangles.

The other set has 5 strips and is cut like this

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the 2 half triangles on the sides are joined to make another full triangle.

Here is the layout I am planning to use.  I have a few more rows to add yet.

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then I need to sew them together and add the border.

Happy quilting

Tim

21 thoughts on “Strip Piecing the Pastel Quilt

  1. Kathi says:

    totally cool looking! Thanks for sharing how you did it too… nice to have a large amount of fat quarters to make such a cool look in the end. :) Kathi

    • timquilts says:

      Thanks Kathi!!
      I bought the fabric at an AQS quilt show…2 packages of 10 fat quarters…so the choices were already made by the seller….next time I will post the sellers information so if anyone wants to buy the fabric that can.

  2. sara says:

    Only 35 or so days until Easter…..you can do it!

  3. Anne Kasten says:

    thank you always for your posts
    you are so inspiring!

  4. Lu Ann Brown says:

    Sent from my iPad

    Look at the lovely I was blessed with;). Three spot needed replaced and I found reverse appliqué the best method….so excited to get started quilting this.

    Best, LuAnn

    PS….taking your advice and washing when finished. It was put together beautifully by hand…hand quilting.

    >

  5. katechiconi says:

    That’s going to be such a happy looking quilt. What are you thinking of for the border(s)?

  6. Candace says:

    thank you for sharing the directions! This is gorgeous and makes me think “SpRiNg”

    • timquilts says:

      you are welcome!….I hope the directions were clear enough…and if you make one I hope you have a great success! I think I like this one well enough to do one in summer colors, and fall colors and winter colors as well

  7. I am always amazed at how much quilting you get done. I finally finished a throw sized one I started last summer!

  8. KathyC says:

    Tim,
    I love your quilting and I appreciate that you blog so often with so many pictures of your work and of Teddy! Coming here makes my Monday mornings delightful.
    Thanks!

  9. Nina Schwerdtfeger says:

    Just saw you on quilt along with Pat Sloan. Can tell from your blog that you might be able to help me. I made a quilt in 2006 from a BOM at our local quilt shop. Finished the quilt & blocked it for our quilt guild quilt show. It looked great! When I turned it over one of the greens had stained the backing wherever each block with that green in it! This quilt is machine quilted custom heirloom. I no longer have a place to block the quilt. Would it be fine to have it dry cleaned with spot treated for those places? Your thoughts please?!

  10. […] I finished the Easter Stripe Quilt…finished size is 65″ x 78″. I started it Here http://timquilts.com/2014/03/16/strip-piecing-the-pastel-quilt/ […]

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