Except I'm stitching and flipping the strips as I go, right on to the base fabric. Sometimes I have used as the base, squares of batting, but the fabric stays squared up better.
Above shows one block completed. I trim as I go, and end up with a 10 inch square block.
I have a pile of strips cut to various widths, mostly 3/4 of an inch to 2 1/2, and choose what ever size and color seems to be the right one.
Here is the pile of fabric I cut strips from as I need them.
Thirty blocks finished. Now to sew them together.I just butt them up and zig zag them together, two at a time, trying to keep them even.
Then I straight stitch strips down to cover the zig zagged seam. After I have pairs stitched together I stitch rows together until they are all sewn into one big piece. Blocks are still 10 inches so this top is 50 X 60 inches.
Not quite big enough for a quilt and awfully busy so I made some borders to put along the sides.
Not really much less busy. Used mostly my hand dyed solids for these stitch and flip strips on top of a base fabric. I made two border pieces, each 60 inches by 10 inches, then cut them in half lengthwise to make four strips, 5" X 60".
This is the back of the quilt top showing my waste fabric squares.
Since the quilt top is so well stitched to the base fabric, I decided not to traditionally quilt the top but to tie it instead. I'm trying to use up my huge stash of fabric so instead of batting I used an old flannel sheet, and I pieced together some rayon for the backing. It is soft.
Close up of the rayon challis prints on the back.
This is the gorgeous Laurel Burch print I have been hoarding. If you look closely you can see the little tie thread on the horse's neck. Next photos show some close ups of the prints I used. Love that color way!
Merry Christmas to you all, hope you have a safe and healthy new year. Are you making any new year resolutions? Picking a defining word for your intentions? I intend to keep making quilts and other art.