December 2019, I won at least 100 strips of 2.5″ various fabrics from a game I played at quilt guild. I challenged myself to use them all up in quilts. After I divided the strips into piles and made four quilts I was getting smaller piles that I was going to have to add strips to. I had a small pile of blues and my niece is expecting a baby boy in a couple of months so this is perfect for a baby quilt. I sewed 18 stripes across, cut 10 inches down from the top, added a strip of fun boy fabric and sewed the top and bottom back on. Careful to make sure the stripes are going in the same direction. I couched red yarn across the top and bottom of the added fabric to create dimension then added the name Holden at the bottom with my couching foot on my Handi Quilter Forte. Finished it off with red binding creating a 36×49 sized personalized baby quilt.
I had another small pile of black and white fabrics and I had some Purdue fabric to make my friend’s daughter a quilt so the fabric would work together. I had to be more specific on the layout of the fabrics because the Purdue strips had to be equally spaced across. Not all the strips on this one are 2.5 inches. The Purdue strips were 3 inches to include all the design and the gray were 2 inches because they were left overs from another project. I wanted a larger quilt because she is a college student. I cut two 11″ Purdue strips and measured 10 inches from the top and 10 inches from the bottom and sewed the two wide strips in, then added the multiple strips back together. Careful to make sure all the stripes are going in the same direction. I used my glide foot on my HQ Forte and couched the name Logan at the top creating a 62×44 finished college quit with black binding. Did I not tell you that these quilts can be addicting!