Another strip quilt

February 1, 2010 at 10:30 am 1 comment

This quilt is my most recent creation, as well as the first quilt I’ve made for our house.

For Christmas, Matt’s parents gave me the most amazing rotary cutter – a Gingher designer series (Nikki). Having previously owned the $9 WalMart brand rotary cutter, let me tell you – this was a whole new experience. They were also generous enough to give us each some money, so of course I had to go to the fabric store.

Right after Christmas we ventured to Urban Arts and Crafts, a very small but very cool store in Kansas City. They have probably only a hundred or so bolts of fabric, but they are all beautiful designer fabrics – my favorites being Amy Butler and the bright, springy florals.

I bought a 1/2 yard of several fabrics, and 2 yards of my favorite fabric for a quilt backing. The technique for this quilt was very similar to the previous strip quilt I showed on here, only I cut all of the pieces to the same width and then cut them all to random lengths. This again allowed for staggered seams and a more complicated looking quilt, without actually being more complicated.

After a weekend of sewing, the quilt was ready. I took it to my favorite quilter in St. Joseph – she is amazing, quick and reasonable. I received this quilt back at the end of this month and am in love. It goes perfectly in our house, and made a Christmas gift I will always remember.

Finished quilt laying on our bed. Please ignore the terrible lighting.

The backing fabric. My favorite.

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  • 1. Jean Schoenfelder  |  February 11, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful job Mallory! The fabrics are so cheery. You are catching the quilting “fever”. Thanks for sharing.

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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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