I'm always happy to receive donations of fabric for Project Linus, so was delighted when Muriel gave me this little bag full of strings and strips. It's about 11" by 7", so not large, but it was absolutely full! I tipped it out when I got home, and there was such a variety of top quality fabric that I decided to try and use just the fabric in the bag to make a quilt. Good idea, but what to do? I'd just bought a copy of Sunday Morning Quilts, which promised to help me to use 'every bit' of my treasured fabrics. Surely there was an idea there!
There certainly was! How about this pretty strippy using lots of different sized strips and lots of white. It will finish at about 48" square, and with a strong binding will look great. There were still strips in the bag, darker ones, lots of greens and blues, with some reds and purples.
I was on a roll, so took all the blues, greens and purples and added light blue from my stash, and here is the second quilt in progress. I think this will work well.
And here is another project (I'd get bored if I only had one project on the go at any one time!). It's a Bonnie Hunter design, called Little Monkey, and is great for using up 2 1/2" and 1 1/2" strips.
I need a few more blocks, but they're such fun to make, that shouldn't take me long!