What to make with a 2 1/2″ strip pack?

I received a 2.5″ strip pack from Island Batik awhile back … It’s such a beautiful collection … and I debated long and hard about what to make with it! It’s so pretty with the purples, oranges, golds, neutrals and blues!

I decided to go with a simple partial log cabin. The hardest part was deciding where each block should go!

Here are some close-ups of the graffiti quilting! I really enjoy quilting whatever I feel like! It’s so much fun! And, to be totally honest, it’s perfect when the quilt front is busy! And, it’s fast! I used Aurifil thread for the quilting and Hobbs 80/20 is in the middle!

This week’s class

This week, at Essem, I taught how to use an Easy Angle Ruler to make this quilt: (same block, different layouts.)

The ladies made a great start on their quilts! The quilts are going to be so different and each will be stunning!

A New Start #1

Have you ever made a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt? I’ve made several in the past! But for the last few years, I haven’t made one. However, that is going to change this year! I’m going to make the Chilhowie mystery quilt! The first clue came out today and you can access it HERE.

I just might have enough Island Batik scraps to make this quilt! Are you going to join me in making this?

This quilt finishes at 78″ x 78″. If you don’t want to make one that big, just make half of the units that Bonnie suggests.

A New Start #2

Helen Godden, an excellent quilter and teacher is offering a FREE Christmas sew-a-long. If you want to improve your free motion quilting and only spend a few minutes each day – this is a project for YOU! You can access the pattern HERE. Then, starting Dec. 1, watch a daily youtube video on how to quilt it!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

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  3. Great idea to use the quarter log cabin. (Or is that really a half of a log cabin? I might have to check my log cabin books and find one like that. It would be a good leader ender too, I bet. I used to do Bonnie’s mysteries but I’ve pretty much stopped. I have way too many quilts started that need finishing. And, I sure don’t need any more big quilts. On the other hand, I hope to finish one I have almost finished. Some time between now and August 2023. Ha! We’ll see if I succeed.

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    • Hi Bonnie!
      I know the feeling about having too many quilts that need finishing! But, this year, I felt I needed another Bonnie Hunter challenge! 🙂
      Best wishes finishing your quilt by August ’23!! 🙂


  4. Nice job on your quilt. Obviously you also did a good job teaching because those look like quilts that will one day be pretty. I signed up for the Nutcracker QAL but I’ll look over the downloads before deciding 100%. Thanks for the info on that!

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  5. That partial log cabin quilt is lovely, Gail!! I’ve never done a Bonnie Hunter quilt, and it won’t be this year! But maybe sometime. She was a national teacher for our guild several years ago and her work is stunning, but all those little pieces!!! So much to do and so little time! Have fun with it. I think I’ll try to find Helen Godden’s project though. It sounds like something I might be able to follow along with!

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  6. Hi Gail, I’m sure that you had a lot of fun stitching your quilt – it looks great! I’m looking forward to seeing the Helen Godden Quilt-along. Sounds like a lot of fun! You have so many wonderful projects planned. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Take care.

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  7. Hi Gail! Oh, I love following Helen Godden’s QALs. She does a great job sharing her knowledge. Your project for the strips turned out stunning. It highlights the batiks quite nicely. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. That log cabin looks fun with a 2 1/2″ strip set! Good luck with the Bonnie Hunter mystery – they are gorgeous when done – and you probably do have enough scraps. I have 3 drawers left from my time as an ambassador….slowly using up the pretties!

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