WIP Wednesday ~ 36 Patch

I cut these 2 inch strips of Denyse Schmidt prints ages ago. 

Before I got here, I cut white strips to go with so I could make a 36 patch top from them. This is how I am making my blocks. 


First, I sew a white strip to a print strip. I do 6 sets at a time. Then I sub cut those into 13 inch lengths.


After sewing them together,  I careful stack up my strips sets so the seams are staggered.


Using a fresh blade, I rotary cut my strips.

I sort them into piles and chain piece my blocks.


And here are my six blocks.


Only 58 to go! Time for another season of Call the Midwife!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Sew Fresh QuiltsQuilt Fabrication

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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13 Responses to WIP Wednesday ~ 36 Patch

  1. Sandra B says:

    Katy, I love how these blocks are looking! Cannot wait to see all the fabrics sewn into blocks!!
    I can tell already, this is going to be an awesome quilt top!!
    You have probably grown tired of hearing me say how I am so amazed at the beautiful quilts that are made from such simple shapes….

  2. PattiP says:

    I LOVE the plaid cut that way! I’ve got a bunch of plaid crumbs left over from my challenge quilt for QOV stars. I wonder if those little things would be big enough to look that good

  3. anudge says:

    Who’d have thunk it – to cut plaid like that – then one doesn’t have to worry about it looking out of alignment. I’ve avoided plaids because of that. Now I won’t have to. Love your new quilt.

  4. Looks great. I love all the thought you put into preparations before heading off to AZ. Glad you are enjoying Call the Midwife ☺

  5. Ariane says:

    These blocks look great!! It’s a great way to use up some of these fabrics! Love it!

  6. piecefulwendy says:

    I think I’d like to play with your fabric stash 🙂 This one is going to be really lovely!

  7. dezertsuz says:

    I always love the 36 Patch, and 25-Patch, too. Your blocks look great. I recognize that green print on top from my repro stash. Fits in perfectly with CW prints. =)

  8. Susan says:

    Awesome! So speedy and efficient – my kind of quilting! Thanks for sharing this on Midweek Makers

  9. The blocks are looking great!

  10. Katy, I always find something to inspire me on your blog. This time, it is both yours and several others. I am beginning to realize that the simplest designs are sometimes the most striking and it isn’t necessary to sew a complicated pattern to make a beautiful quilt. I am going to embrace that idea because I find myself losing interest in a project if it takes me too long. LOVE your 36-patch project. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out. 🙂

  11. Linda Dutch says:

    Love these blocks! And such a great way to use those plaids!

  12. Sharon says:

    Love your 36-patch blocks! Denyse Schmidt fabrics always look nice and never dated. I love traditional blocks and this is going to look awesome! Do you have any idea how much yardage you will use for this top – white and prints? Thanks Katy.

  13. Christine Shoemaker says:

    Don’t you just LOVE Call the Midwife?! It is one of my favs……

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