Sunday, May 22, 2011

Baby Quilts: Strips and Strings!.


More 'noodle' quilts made from random strings have been in progress all week long. Such fun and so quick and easy whether for families with new babies in need of a quilt or for your local quilt guild's comfort quilt program. Just use any and all random strips and strings from your scrap bag and lay in rows and quickly piece together.



For a bit more liberated fun, I cut a wonky edge all around 'Howdy, Lil' Pardner' shown above in the strips front and 'cow-bear' backing.



For 'Vroom, Vroom' I used already pieced ahead of time flannel strips cut a bit wider for a quick finish quilt in soft flannels..front and back. I still need to add some labels and they're both ready to go!




And the last noodle quilt I made last month...Japanese Noodles....a quick baby quilt for a little girl using some Asian influenced fabrics combined with other scraps fabrics...easy and cute! For free motion on this one, I followed the patterns of the flowers and just swirled and curlicued all over in the other bands. Was super cute in real life and easy to quilt.

Want to do something more than just straight strips with your fabric noodles? Here's some other ideas I've saved:
  • Use them to make log cabin blocks and for foundation pieced blocks, which often require long strips of fabric.
  • Noodles make excellent starting points for strip-pieced four patch and nine-patch blocks
  • Cut 2-1/2" segments from them for your watercolor quilts
  • Use fabric noodles for string-pieced blocks



6 comments:

  1. Some more wonderful quilts and great ideas. Love it!! Hugs

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  2. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Great ideas for quick quilts. You get me excited about dumping out my scraps and making something today! Thank you so much.

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  3. Definitely using your Noodle, Michele, love the quilts! They all look user friendly and happy to boot!
    Great idea, adding the links to more ideas for using what is at hand. I'm sharing about those darn 3.5" cut pieces right now..great minds and all that jazz! Hugs, Finn

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  4. Simple enough that even this novice could do it! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. This idea is a good one. I'm bringing it to my quilting group on comfort quilt day. We should be able to use up a lot of our simple strip scraps and make some quilts!!!

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  6. Excellent use of your strips, Tracey

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.