Blue Strippy was the first quilt I made for our quilt guild’s 2.5 inch strip challenge. Because I wanted to take the focus away from long strips, I opted to make random four patches, set off by horizontal bars of strips. My choice to add the white background was based on providing a quiet area for eye rest. I find that having a neutral “supporting” fabric allows the focus fabrics to shine. Because the strip challenge required us to work with the fabrics we were given with the optional addition of one additional fabric, I wanted to make those fabrics shine. I was quite pleased to have the yellow and blue flowered fabric included in this package because I felt the yellow added sparkle to the quilt.
It was quilted with a simple meander design and machine bound with navy binding. It finished at 42″ x 50″ and will go into the guild’s community outreach inventory for donation to a community organization – likely to Victim Services.
This quilt won second place in the Viewers Choice voting by members of the Grand Quilt Guild.