Saturday, April 14, 2012

Strip Sets

Susi-ra
6 strips x 7 blocks = 42 blocks
Größenänderungcivil war quilt top

Strip sets were an option in the mid-19th century and here are two ways to do it. Susi-ra stacked her blocks up making 8" strips and alternated with narrower strips.

Mamifleur (who lives in France---
can you tell from the tile roof?)

She turned the blocks on point and used 60 blocks. 10 to a strip x 6 = 60.
You need triangles to fill out the strip.


For an 8" finished block you will want to cut squares 12-5/8" and cut each into four triangles as shown so you have a straight grain against the strips.

Keep those pictures coming.

8 comments:

Marj said...

Beautiful quilts and I am loving seeing all the creative ways to set the blocks.

Randy D. said...

I have a quick important question and would appreciate it very much if you would email me, please: randyiris@gmail.com

WoolenSails said...

I have a few strip patterns and like the look, another thing on my to do list.

Debbie

Meredith said...

I am enjoying geetiing to see all the different creations. I wish I had followed along.

Crafts4others said...

love the quilts. I haven't made a sampler quilt yet, hope to some day though.

Anonymous said...

The link to the PDF for the Carolina Lily templates in Week 32 seems to be broken.
Could you please re-link?
Many thanks!

Teresa said...

I love this quilt!

In stitches, Teresa :o)

Melody said...

I really enjoyed doing the Civil War Blocks and anticipate the same for the new BOW. Can you say if the blocks will be in green, purple and white? If so, what period should we collect so we are ready when the time comes.