Piecing with strips

Yesterday I took a day off from hand quilting.    I decided to do some piecing.

I got started on the fall colored quilt that I planned.    here is the computer drawing

fall idea

I have 10 different fabrics.   I cut 2 inch strips and sewed them together and then cut out the pieces


here is a finished block (14 inch finished size)


Each block has 10 fabrics.   I have 1/2 yard of each and one block takes 10 strips 2 inches x 18 inches so I should have enough for 20 blocks which makes the quilt 56″ x 70″.  I think I will add some borders to bring it up to a full size ……

Teddy went to see the groomer so he was anxious to show off

back to the machine


I do so much hand work It takes me a while to get back to the comfort zone with the machine.

Happy quilting


29 thoughts on “Piecing with strips

  1. Ginney says:

    Is this a Kenmore machine Tim? It looks like one my mom used to have.

  2. chris says:

    Hi Tim, I am curious to see how you cut the pieces from your pieced units. Loving Teddy’s fall look!

  3. Nancy says:

    You know Tim, it doesn’t surprise me that after working on your whole cloth quilt, beautiful as it is, that you have chosen to work on something bright next. I’ve done that too.. It’s the ole brain that speaks “let me perk you up with some real color”. Teddy looks handsome as usual!

  4. I have the same experience, almost a disconnect, when I move from a hand pieced project to a machine sewn one. After a few minutes I’m zooming along, but also thinking ahead to what I will be hand piecing next…

  5. Barbara Wellman says:

    Looking very sharp there Mr Teddy. Oh by the way your Tims block looks good too. Lol

  6. That is amazing! Not exactly my style, but amazing none the less.

  7. Pam G. says:

    I love this project! I’m posing a challenge to my quilt group to make a quilt using only solids. I think I might try doing something like this for my quilt. As always – Teddy is so handsome.

  8. glendajean says:

    Love it Tim. What fun it must be after working on an all white and blue project so intensely. These colours are very very exciting. Cheers Glenda

  9. Ángela says:

    I must confess, Tim, that as much as I like your work, Teddy has my heart. He is the handsomest, a very stylish gentleman. And I love the way he selects his accessories, nothing left to fortune.

  10. Jeanette says:

    Is that a 301A ?

  11. Julie Porter says:

    This is going to be stunning Tim. I have just ‘got into solids’ myself. Can’t wait to see how you hand quilt it.

  12. […] started working on a quilt in fall colors back in November (see post here: https://timquilts.com/2014/11/04/piecing-with-strips/ […]

  13. […] I finished hand quilting the strip quilt.   I began the piecing in November https://timquilts.com/2014/11/04/piecing-with-strips/ […]


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