echino strips

I started this quilt the other day. The idea was to use up some of my Echino fabrics – in my mind I imagined larger blocks so you could really see the various prints. Of course, as it so often goes, once I started cutting and playing with the fabrics it turned into something else entirely!

So here’s what we have on the design wall –

As you can see, rather than those larger blocks showing the Echino prints, I chopped them up into smaller strips and sewed various sized blocks together using a bunch of colorful solids.

In the end, I think I’m glad it took this turn – I think the stripes are fun, and I think it will make for an interesting wall hanging – perhaps something fun for the baby’s room? (We certainly haven’t gotten to the decorating stage yet, so who knows!)

I’ll probably keep it this smallish size, and maybe work on some dense straight line quilting. And maybe in the future I’ll have a chance to use up some more Echino fabrics in a larger quilt design!

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38 Responses to echino strips

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    It’s gorgeous! I love it! Instead of a wall hanging (which would be tons of fun in a room), it also might make a cute floor playmat for tummy time. Lots of bright colors and the little pictures to look at. Or a lap quilt for the stroller.

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    Wow, what fun! I’m really drawn to quilts like yours that use solids and bright colors. Ugh, I so want to start a new quilt…

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    Rachel B. says:

    Your quilt looks great. Love all the colours and prints.

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    Kar says:

    Wow!!! I think it’s turning out great.

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    Terri says:

    I love this! especially with the mix of bright solid colors. What a fun quilt to work on!

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    elsa says:

    It’s wonderful! so bright and cheery!

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    ooo it looks great! It really makes me wish spring was here already!

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    tara says:

    I love the bright colors and fun patterns… the circles and polka dots are my favorite!

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    Beth says:

    So colorful…it makes me happy πŸ™‚

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    Audrie says:

    That turned out brilliant! The colours are just amazing and would make a really great wall hanging for the baby’s room for certain.

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    Emmmylizzzy says:

    Oh I love this! Very fun and fancy-free!

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    Ann Champion says:

    I just love this quilt-in-progress! It’s good to follow your muse and see where it takes you? πŸ™‚

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    Rob says:

    I love this! The colors are so vibrant and fun. I think a babys room decorated around this type of quilt would be so happy and fun πŸ™‚

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    Vickie says:

    This is going to be stunning! Love it!

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    How do you do that with the scraps… I am a new quilter and well I am SOOOOOO not very good but I’m trying and I already have a good amount of scrap but how do I throw them all together like this? LOVE IT btw it is gorgeous and yeah a tummy time blanket would be cool too!!

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    Kate Erbach says:

    This is FABULOUS! I ALMOST like it better than the Hope Valley series. Almost.

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    Susan McKey says:

    What a great idea for the Echino scraps! I have a bunch, too, hope you don’t mind if I borrow your idea… Best to you!

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    Angie says:

    Love all the happy colors. It has a nice Gees Bend feel to it!

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    Jessica says:

    This is the most inspired piecing I’ve seen in awhile. Jaw-dropping!

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    Lindsay says:

    Gorgeous! I love, love those colors and the strips in general!

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    randi says:

    wow! so fun and colorful. this quilt says “happy”!

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    Rosalie says:

    Lovely! Such beautiful colours πŸ™‚

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    Great Technique! looks beautiful – straight quilting will really suit it

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    Sara says:

    Wow, that looks amazing!! I never would have thought to put Echino in such small strips like that, but I’m loving it. I can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

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    Lisa says:

    I really like the randomness of this. It’s very ‘alive’!

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    Tracy says:

    I think it’s fabulous! It would be a great baby quilt! Lisa, you really nailed it with the word ‘alive’!

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    What a way to start the new you – all color. Love it. Carolina

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    Betty says:

    Fantastic! I just love it!

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    becca says:

    Wow!! I REALLY heart this! so gorgeous!

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    Jennifer says:

    I just love this quilt. Love the colors – so happy!

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    Carmen says:

    This is amazing – what a wonderful idea!

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    Kathleen says:

    Another great FITF adventure! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nancy Golob says:

    Do you have a list of the Echino fabrics used in this stunning quilt. i want this one or something I could possibly put together myself . This is worth of a pattern as well. You are supremely talented and your kids are gorgeous also. wow!

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