Now that I have in my head how to strip piece these out, I have begun!
Here is a pic of my strips. I have 8 of these 4 strip units.
Will post more when I have done more. Hopefully tonight, but I have my mystery to keep going on too.
So, I sewed a bit more today. I took the 8 sets of 4 strips and first made them into 4 sets of 8 strips like this:
Then I sewed them into 2 sets of 16 strips. They will stay like this the rest of the quilt. I will take strip 1 and sew it to strip 16 and make a tube. Then, I will cross cut at every 5 1/2". After that, I seam rip in strategic areas, and I start putting the top together row by row. I'm not sure yet, exactly how to document that in picture form. But I'm sure I'll think of something. The 2 sets of 16 strips look like this:
Wow, this is great! I'm excited for you and your Step son! It will be beautiful!
How exciting..keep the pics coming, I love to watch a quilt "grow"!
Sure I'll keep pics coming. If I take pics as I go and post them. I'm less likely to end up with a UFO. :wink:
I know your son will be proud of it. The patriotic theme is great!
I worked some more on Steven's quilt last night. I got quite a bit finished. I would say his quilt top is about 75% completed.
First, I sewed the first strip to the last one and made a long tube. There was no way to take a picture of that. Then I cross cut the tube making rings at 5 1/2".
Here's what one looks like open:
I didn't have enough fabric to make all 16 rows. I was one row short, but I knew i would be going into it. Here is a pic of just sewing the strips together and making the rows:
Since I don't have a pattern to work with, I made a diagram numbering each block. Then I took a small piece of paper and labeled where each row needs to be seam ripped to make the stair step design:
So now, what I need to do, is seam rip at each pin. That will give me the stagger pattern that I need. Then just sew the rows together and the top is done. The hardest part now is just matching my corners.
Ohhh I love as you go pics!!! It's gonna be an awesome quilt!! Keep up the good work and excellent idea on the anti-ufo method!! Thanks for the update keep em coming!!
This is awesome Melissa!!!!! Keep the pictures coming, it looks really great :)