After I finished my Gypsy Wife Quilt top I still had a tonne of 1.5″ strips left over. A friend had requested a quilt for a new niece and believe it or not – I actually think making a quilt our of these was easier that sorting them and storing them! I used Maureen Cracknell’s QAYG Herringbone Quilt tutorial, making the wadding strips 6″. I had to cut a few extra strips but I totally used my stash for this one.
This was actually really quick to come together. As I had most of the strips already cut I went on a bit of a piecing frenzy and had it finished in 2 nights. The only thing I am not a fan of is the slightly bulky seams. I am used to using binding strips for QAYG and as I used a fairly light background they did show through a little. It doesn’t matter so much for this quilt but I will probably use the strips next time.
One aspect that I love about this quilt is that I found some text fabric with the words “Aunty Ruth” so it is a perfect gift from Aunty Ruth to baby Maggie! Also her brother is in the navy so I had to include some little ships.