Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chinese Coins

No, I haven't been to China but I've wanted to make a Chinese Coins quilt and use up some scraps to do it, so on Sunday I found a pattern http://maryquilts.com/chinese-coins-easy-version-2/ and decided that was perfect I pulled out a boot box of novelty/bright fabrics and started to cut 2-1/2 X 5-1/2 in strips. NOW...I thought there would be way more fabric in here than I'd ever be able to use but after I started to cut, I realized that I didn't have the fabrics very neat so I thought I had more than I really did. I spent a few nights ironing the fabric flat and cutting strips.


I need 252 strips to make the top I want so I knew I'd be cutting for a while, but, I finished tonight and the pile on the left is what I got.
I have 2 nice piles of strips and under the 2 gallon ziploc bag of scraps are some half yard pieces that I didn't cut into that I can cut up if I need to.... Now, I can start the assembly process.
I guess I should show you the fabrics too that are auditioning for the sashing strips and borders.... I'm thinking that in order to use all these fabrics up that I will piece the backing fabric too so that anyone that gets this will have something nice to look at no matter which side is up.
I KNOW I am supposed to be finishing up old projects but sometimes a girls just gotta do something new when the mood strikes....
Peggy




7 comments:

Barb said...

I love the fabric, nice and bright...can't wait to see the end results.

Conni said...

So fun, Peggy! I just finished making a Coin quilt top!! It went together VERY fast.

Barbara said...

So much cutting and sewing, but a great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric, and it will be worth it. You go, girl! :)

Michelle said...

That's a lot of cutting! Great fun fabrics though! It feels so good to use up that stash, huh?

Laura-IH said...

Laura said, in whining voice, "Aaaaaaaaw, you're making a Chinese coin quilt? I want to make a Chinese coin quilt, too!" I made one out of thirties prints once for a baby shower, and it was so much fun! My finger isn't healed up enough yet to use my rotary cutter yet! It's driving me crazy! I want to sew! : )

Pat said...

A coin quilt is on my "someday" list, too!!! Keep us updated on the progress of this one, okay?

Mary said...

Such a nice neat stack of coins! I usually make my versions from strings and I'm very messy!