stripes, stripes, and more stripes!

Look at this – fabric that’s not orange or brown!

I wanted to see the new Amy Butler Daisy Chain line in person, so I bought several half yards a few weeks ago. They’re really quite bold, and I wasn’t sure what I’d use them for. They’ve been sitting in a stack on the floor of my office, and every once in a while I pulled them out and tried to pair them – thinking of possibly some more market bags, or maybe pillows. I just wasn’t feeling it though.

Then the other day I decided to just use them all together for a strip quilt. For some reason, I didn’t think they went that well together when sitting in a stack, but cut up into strips and sewn together – nice! I added some of the Lime Full Moon Polka Dots and some old Urban Chicks avocado houndstooth fabric I had.

The color scheme is quite a departure from my last few quilts, but surprisingly, I’m really liking it. I have the strips all sewn together, and now I’m thinking about how I’ll make it wider. I guess that’s always a limitation to this type of strip quilt!

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6 Responses to stripes, stripes, and more stripes!

  1. 1
    Alissa says:

    Oh I like it too! Can’t wait to see what it becomes!

  2. 2
    turtlewon says:

    I think you should post a long picture of ALL the quilts you’ve completed so far, lined up on that snow fence! It would be a BEAUTIFUL picture!

  3. 3

    Looks good! Those fabrics are fun 🙂

  4. 4
    rebecca says:

    stripes are so classic. this quilt is fabulous, too. do you ever make an ugly one? oh, why ask. i’m sure you don’t! what size is this one?

  5. 5
    Amy says:

    Really, now you’re just taunting me. HOW do you do it all?

  6. 6
    Handmaiden says:

    its looking fabulous……I just love AB

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