Bust your stash with 12 strip quilts, perfect for those larger pieces of leftover fabric that you aren’t sure how to use. Cut, sort, store, and sew 2 1/2? strips. Confidently pair fabric prints, using three no-fail strategies! The popular quilter behind GE Designs shares quick yet impressive patterns to win over both traditional and modern quilters. Complete with helpful charts and illustrations, these beginner-friendly designs each come in two or more sizes.
Precut fabric is popular with quilters, and this book focuses on one of the best-known precuts?the two-and-a-half inch strip, aka a jelly roll. Erla (Table Talk) explores the possibilities of this simple shape in 12 quilt projects that use such strips as the focal fabric. The projects are divided into three groupings?Controlled Colorway, which uses coordinating strips for effect; Distinct Blocks, which features strips as the basis of larger blocks; and Scrap Crazies, which allows quilters to go wild with their leftovers. The projects include quilts in diverse sizes, with most ranging from crib to queen, and there are abundant illustrations and diagrams to guide quilters through the process. VERDICT The use of precut strips makes the projects especially beginner-friendly, but experienced quilters seeking quick ways to use up two-and-a-half inch strips will enjoy Erla’s contemporary designs. (Library Journal, October 1st, 2015)Gudrun, GE Designs, has put together a book of 12 quilts made from 2.5 inch strips. There are modern and traditional designs included in the book which are made from precut rolls and leftovers. These projects are a great way to reduce your stash. All the quilts have multiple size options–a great feature! I recommend multiple size options as a requirement for all quilt patterns. (The Canadian Quilter, Winter 2015)What do you do with all those random leftover strips from jelly roll projects? Strip Your Stash, of course! Gudrun offer 12 fabulous projects in both traditional and modern designs to help you make use of your leftover 2 1/2" strips. (Quilter's Connection, Winter 2015)
About the Author
Gudrun Erla was born and lived for many years in Iceland before moving to the United States. Gaining experience from owning quilt shops in her home country, she now designs full time, publishing patterns and books under her company GE Designs. She lives in Minnesota. gequiltdesigns.com