I was finally able to take a photo outside, unfortunately the sun was too bright but I wanted to share a picture of my quilt by the river.
I have been having fun with the Strip Tube Ruler and this is a 50 x 68 quilt made using a Jelly Roll of Botany for Moda that I have had for some time. Vicki has these rulers in stock too!
For this quilt tutorial I followed part of the directions that come with the ruler. It uses 2.5 inch strips and also a 4.5 inch strip to make a tube. I used 2 different neutral colors for my large strips.
For some of my tubes I used 4 – 2.5 inch strips.
Here you can see I had sewn 2 strips together – twice.
Then I sewed them into a tube.
Here you can see that I sewed 2 – 2.5 inch strips and then a 4.5 inch strip into a tube (please ignore the fold line on my 4.5 strip….guess I didn’t press it out).
Then you use the template to cut out your blocks.
I have highlighted in green so you can see the difference in the blocks.
When I was putting this together I didn’t really have a plan….so it went on the floor in my quilt room and the kitties were locked out. Once I figured out the center I started making more tubes to see how far the Jelly Roll would go, I ended up using all of it other than a couple that were too neutral.
This is the way my layout looked.
Here is the quilt top before quilting.
Using my good old 15-91 Singer I did a medium size meandering on it.
I lucked out and found this striped fabric in my stash that happened to match perfectly!
Our bed is a king size but I just wanted to show the quilt on a bed.
How about a quilt on a rock!
I used some of the left over pieces from the tube ends to add a strip on the back, I have enough leftovers to make a pillow too.
I darkened this photo a little to be able to show you the difference in the neutral fabrics I used and created a pattern with them.
If anyone is interested in a better diagram of the block setting let me know and I’ll do one up.
Stop back tomorrow for another tutorial using this ruler, I can think of all kinds of things to do with it but today it is supposed to be in the 70’s and I’ll be doing yard work. Enjoy!