Monday, August 21, 2017

Steps

Showing off Steps, my third and final strip quilt from Strip Savvy, the July/August Book of the Month selection.



Steps from the Strip Savvy quilt book

Simple, yet outstanding. How have I not made one of these before??? And once again, Kate does a great job on her pattern instructions, making this a quick strip quilt to put together.

                                                  Strip Savvy

As for the quilting, I liked what Kate had used on this quilt in the book - simple straight line stitching. 

Steps straight line quilting

Using a dark turquoise thread, the quilting is in the ditch along each side and in the middle of the vertical pieces. This makes for 1 inch spacing.

Steps straight line stitching

Do you realize how easy this quilting would be to accomplish on a domestic machine, especially with the help of a walking foot? Easy and effective - a win-win!

As for the backing, I chose an older, more subdued print, which works great with the front,

Steps full quilt back

because it has the perfect color scheme - lucky me!

Steps back closeup

I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed the Strip Savvy book, and wish I had more time to make another. I have a lot of projects and blog hops for September, making this a very busy time for me. But I highly suggest this book as a great resource for strip quilt patterns, deserving of a place on the shelf.

Happy Quilting!



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9 comments:

  1. I like the simple straight line quilting, it lets the fabric colours shine through. Beautiful quilt!

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  2. that is how I do my machine quilting - straight lines with a walking foot - sometimes I will do a grid and sometimes slightly curvy lines otherwise I stick to hand quilting!

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  3. It is amazing how striking the simple quilts can be with the right colors. Thanks for sharing your projects from this book.

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  4. Thanks so much for the book recommendation. This quilt really is a stunner in spite of its simplicity. LOVE THAT!!

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  5. Great colors in your quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  6. Lovin' that color combination. OK. now you've got me sold on getting that book! I wish I had looked for it when I was on the hop.

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  7. Thanks for sharing another inspiring quilt that looks simple but very dynamic!

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  8. I really like this quilt. The color choice and easy piecing make this quilt a big winner in my book!!

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