I am on a mission to use up all of the green fabric strips that are on my fabric shelf. The first quilt top that I made was, “Candy Coated” a pattern from Sunday Morning Quilts (by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg).
This quilt top met with a mishap when I tried to trim the left side. It ended up being narrower than I would like after my attempt at squaring it up. After agonizing over ideas to make the quilt wider again, I have given up and made the quilt shorter instead. Now it is back in proportion to its width and is still plenty long enough for a lap at 63″ x 75″. I will finish squaring it up after it is quilted.
I ended up with many chunks of pieced fabric strips as leftovers after finishing Candy Coated so I came up with a second quilt which alternates the pieced strips from Candy Coated with framed four patches. This is a “leftover” quilt. That name doesn’t seem too glamorous, so it has since been renamed “Strings and Cobblestones” by my good friend LindaJ. I like this name better than Leftovers, so Strings and Cobblestones it is.
I still have leftovers from Strings and Cobblestones so I am working on making “slabs” from the bits. In years gone by, these types of blocks were called Crumb Blocks or Mile a Minute blocks but now in the Sunday Morning Quilts book, the updated name seems to be “slabs”. I have made several quilts using this technique over the years and it is the only way i have ever found to ensure that 100% of every last little bit of fabric is used in some way. After putting together slabs, there are no leftovers!