Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1 1/2" strips for my Lego Quilt

I really, really want to make myself a Lego Quilt. I've .got the fabrics for it in my stash. Looking at all of the quirky prints Tanya used in her quilt convinced me of that.

The tricky part is going to be cutting miles and miles of 1 1/2" strips and trying to keep track of how much of each one I'm using.



This started out as an overstuffed bag of strings. I spent Tuesday afternoon sorting through and pulling out anything that looked wider than 1 1/2", then ironing them and cutting them to size.



I've still got a big pile of rumpled strips left to iron, not to mention bags and bags of strings to sort through, but they'll have to wait a bit. I can only manage so much rotary cutting at one time. This would be so much easier if I had a 1 1/2" strip die for my Go cutter!

3 comments:

Allie said...

It reminds me of a postage stamp quilt - wow that's a lot of pieces! But what fun to make and a great way to use up scraps. Love those lego shirts on your last post - and I know what you mean about all the cute stuff for girls. I have two boys [men now] and it was hard to make for them!

beaquilter said...

wow. have FUN!

Kathy said...

The 1.5" die and the 2.5" die are well worth the $$$ for the precision cut strips out of scraps. I saved up Swagbucks and got one pretty cheap on Amazon. Can't wait to see your Lego quilt. I've been sorting strings lately too and just can't decide what to do with them first.

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