On Point Strip

What is your go-to scrap-busting quilt?  Mine is the strip quilt. The simple act of randomly choosing strips of fabric to create a colorful and warm quilt makes me happy.

If, in the process, I can reduce the size of my scrap pile, that makes me double happy!

On Point Strip

Quilt Block Design

I am a fan of quick and easy when it comes to scrap quilting. My most favorite style is to take a square piece of copy paper and start laying strips from the middle out to the edges. This is a great way to reduce scraps and stress all at one time.
 
On Point Strip Block
The actual design was more complicated because I chose to put the blocks on point. When you configure this type of quilt, it can be challenging. Each diagional row needs to end to create an edge and the corners need to finish this process.
 
I will admit that I struggled a bit, but as a learning process, it was a success!

E2E Quilting

Whenever possible, I like to audition patterns on my own projects to see how they quilt out. This one did not disappoint. As you can see from the screenshot, this design is dense enough to fill the space. It also provides wonderful curves to calm the blocks and add in movement.

On Point Strip e23
E2E patterns can be found on our website. The top segment is reserved for new patterns that appear regularly.
 

Binding

What do you do when you have a scrappy quilt? Use a scrappy binding! I save all my extra binding cut offs from my projects and then put them together for scrappy projects.
 
On Point Strip Binding

Quilt Back

I love the warmth of the purple fleece backing. This came from some random gifted fabric that needed a purpose.

The fleece acts like other soft fabrics as it hugs the stitches. Such beautiful texture happens.
 
As you can see by the final stats, this is not a normal size quilt. I had some challenges getting the layout right so it ended up less square. That is OK because it is a cover-up for use on the back porch. On chilly mornings, having coffee and watching the sun rise will be even comfier!
On Point Strip Porch

Final Quilt Stats

Quilt Name: On Point Strip
Size: 44 x 68
E2E Pattern: Twisted Feathers
Thread: 10536 Silver Glide
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