Snow and Ice Strip Quilt

Bark & Branch by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 and Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman arrived in the shop around the same time and I couldn’t help but notice how perfectly these collections worked together. As the idea for our wintry January/February shop window formed in my mind, I knew we had to include these collections in the mix! I’ve been wanting to make a strip quilt for ages and this felt like the perfect project.

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One afternoon Charlotte and I started pulling fabrics out for the quilt and the pile grew. Fabrics were added, then taken away. More fabrics were added. Then, the next morning, I found a few pieces in the skinny eighth basket and added more.

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Before the editing process!

Strip quilts are so much fun! The piecing is, obviously, as easy as it gets. So it’s all about choosing your fabrics and playing with them until you love the order of things. The final quilt includes Bark & Branch (Winter Wonderland is the feature fabric), plus lots of Botanics, a few Pearl Bracelets and some lovely slices of In the ForestAnnaliUrban Patch and Madrona Road.

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Playing with the layout

If you want a tutorial, Ashley at Film in the Fridge has a great one. But it’s hard to get this wrong, in my opinion. That said, I did go a little bit long. The ideal length for a strip quilt is 50″ – 60″ and mine is about 72″. But I left it – it’s long enough to cover my husband from chin to toe, give or take, and I really didn’t want to take off any of my strips!

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It is sensible to keep your quilt to 60″ inches, though, because that way you can fit it on a cot size wadding. I had to use two pieces. In keeping with the wintry theme, I chose Dream Puff for my wadding. It’s light and fluffy, and the good people at Quilters Dream tell me it’s 1.5 times warmer than down. It feels like a duvet! It’s warm, cosy and cuddly. I can’t wait to have it back from the display. The quilt is backed with Hand Drawn Stripes in Charcoal from Botanics and bound with Widescreen in Grey.

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12 Responses to Snow and Ice Strip Quilt

  1. Sarah February 5, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Love it! It looks wonderful and so much fun. You’ve inspired me…

  2. Hazel Finlay February 5, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    the quilt is beautiful, so simple and so effective, I think it’s great to let the fabric do the talking, I love modern quilts.

  3. Hazel Finlay February 5, 2014 at 10:15 am #

    the quilt is beautiful, modern and so effective in it’s simplicity

  4. Michelle Collins February 5, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Your quilt is beautiful , thank you for the inspiration and such a great prize :-)

  5. Cally Yates February 5, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    What a Quilt. I would also be in a hurry to get it back home.
    Hugs
    Cally

  6. Amy C February 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Gorgeous – perfect colours together :)

  7. Lynne Tilley February 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Beautiful. Love the fabrics!

  8. Jo taylor February 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Love love love this xxx

  9. Katy February 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Fab stripey goodness :)

  10. Geraldine February 5, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    Love it, and what a lovely combination of colour and patterns.

  11. Nicoline February 5, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Inspirational and encouraging. Would you do a workshop on this theme for beginners?

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