Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Stripology 3 Quilt Tops

This is Kimberly, the quilt which started my red, white & blue series.  In June I signed up to take a class at the Mississippi Quilt Association’s Summer Gathering.  The quilt being taught was Kimberly from GE Designs Stripology 3.  The yardage information was a bit different than what I’m using to seeing, so I started reading the book from the beginning.  Gudrun described taking a stack of 1/2 yard cuts and adding background, accent, and border fabrics to make multiple quilts from the same set of fabrics. My Kimberly measures 64 x 80.

I purchased 14 5/8 yard cuts – 7 red and 7 blue, background fabric, border fabric, an accent and binding.  In total 19 3/8 yards of fabric. So far I have 3 quilt tops.

The first thing I did was cut the fabric for Kimberly, seen here tied up as a layer cake. At this point the plan was to make the Kimberly blocks with just the red and blue fabrics. Once I got to class, I was encouraged to add a “light” fabric.  Gardensong Fabrics was vending at the event and had a bright white layer cake for sale which I purchased, adding another 3 yards to my bundle (22 3/8 so far).  Also pictured is the fabric I cut for Tara.

I finished the top for Tara in May. It’s been quilted, but I need to bind it. It measures 72 x 91

My 3rd quilt is Crystal, which measures 51 x 71.

But I still have fabric left!  I didn’t use all of the squares I cut. So, I plan on making another quilt or two.  But I need more background fabric. I’ve purchased 4 yards of the same background I started with and 1 1/2 yards of a bright white.  I will also say when cutting the fabric for Tara and Kimberly, I miscut, so pulled the fabric from the mix and found a 1 yard piece to fill in.  So my fabric total is now at 28 1/4 yards.  When I get these bound, I’ll have used 18 3/4 yards.   I think this is how stash happens.

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