Today’s quilter likes to have fun with STRIP-Rs and after this post you will too! LOL. Let me introduce another super creative quilter, Patti Carey.
Hi! My name is Patti Carey, and I have met Carol twice: once through the EQ7 Seasons Row-along (my date to blog at www.pattispatchwork.com was September 22), and in person at the QuiltWoman Designers Retreat a few months back. I am delighted to be a guest on Carol’s blog!
I wear many hats, as do most quilters. I am Vice-President – Public Relations at Northcott, where I have been for 29 years. I learned to quilt 25 years ago when Northcott started designing fabrics for the quilting industry. My favorite part of my role is inspiring and educating quilters, through lectures, trunk shows, workshops, my blog, projects featured in magazines, and my line of quilt patterns sold through www.quiltwoman.com. I have had the good fortune to be featured a few dozen times in various quilting magazines, including an annual project in the February issue of McCall’s Quilting, and the November 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Here is a picture of my Bevels quilt from this issue.
This quilt is made with a really cool fabric that I want to tell you about. Here is my story:
In my trunk show, I have a quilt that is 10-years old, made with a fabric with pre-printed 2 ½” wide strips. Every time I show that quilt, quilters want to buy the fabric, but it sold out 9 years ago. I asked Northcott’s Creative Director Deborah if she could include a fabric like it in a new collection so that I could promote it. The more I thought about it, the more I thought that the fabric should have 2” strips instead – think “jellyroll already sewn together.” Doesn’t that make sense? Happily, Deborah was able to make it happen, and the result is a fabric with 21 2” wide strips across the width of the fabric – it is called STRIP-R (pronounced “stripper”). Deborah has included STRIP-R’s in a dozen current and upcoming collections, and I am thrilled, because there are endless ways to use them in your quilts. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Here is the Porcelain Blue STRIP-R
and here is my split star pattern called Porcelain Blue Stars – there are no seams in the diamonds!
This is another star pattern called Inlaid, featuring the Knotty Intentions STRIP-R in the star and also in the inner border.
In my Ambience Medallion pattern, I used the Ambience STRIP-R in the Seminole corners and also the outer border.
The simplest one is how the Calypso STRIP-R has been used in my Heat Wave pattern – the quilt center is made with only 1 fabric! How cool is that?!?
The more that I play with STRIP-R’s, the more ideas I come up with. When I think outside the box, the results are astounding. I hope you’ll join me on the STRIP-R road to discovery. Enjoy the ride!
Isn’t it fun to “play” outside the box!! You never know what you’ll come up with.
♥THANK YOU♥ Patti for sharing your STRIP-R fabrics and creative ideas with us.
Be sure to check out Patti’s blog to keep up to date on all her new ideas.