BOMs Away - SWOK Stripping

Are you ready for another new BOM project!?!

…actually, I’m not sure I was, but our guild challenge runs October-September, so the new one was issued last month. We had to make forty strip sets, cutting strips 2.5”, 2.25”, 2”, 1.75”, 1.5”, 1.25”, and 1” from fat quarters. The sets, sewn together, measured 9.5”x18”.


Well, I immediately knew exactly what I wanted to do. I’ve wanted to do the Scrappy Happy Rails from No Scrap Left Behind since I got the book…for myself…for Mother’s Day. Except I hate strings and never even keep them.

But strips sets? I could sew a bunch of strip sets. I bought a bundle from Connecting Threads (the challenge was 30s fabric and I have nada of that, so a nice coordinating bundle was the easiest solution.) I zipped through my sets and presented them at the meeting last week.


This is what I came home with! I sorted them and found that I had 23 sets that were at least 9.5” wide, two sets that might make 9.5” with maybe a lot of starch, and 15 sets around 9”.


So I sliced up the 9.5” ones into 115 lovely little strip blocks. I think I need 126 to make a 7x9 quilt, so next month, I’ll see what I can do with the two iffy sets. Or add another strip to three of the 9” sets. And then I get to pick my background fabric and start sewing!

And then I need to figure out what to do with those 15ish leftover sets. I’m thinking something hexagon-y like A Quilter’s Table is doing with their Seattle Quilt Con charity quilt. (Only without the Y seams!)

So begins my last new project of the year. (Not counting t-shirt quilts, of course!) So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!