Pick Up Sticks from Kathy Brown's "Strip-Smart Quilts"
InstructionsUse spray starch on those bias cut edges!
Type of item: Functional
Jelly Roll - Hoopla from Moda; yardage -Bella Solid - white; back and binding - Timeless Treasures elephants on parade; 100% cotton batting; Creative Grids 90 degree Double-Strip Ruler; spray starch
What was your inspiration?
The Strip-Smart Quilts by Kathy Brown has some awesome patterns in it! I chose a colorful and fun jelly roll for the Pick Up Sticks pattern. I love the bright colors against the white.
What are you most proud of?
This was the most complex quilt pattern I have attempted and I am pleased with the results.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I have a big piece of felt stapled to one of my sewing room walls to use for a design wall. I helps me when I'm laying out a scrappy quilt to distribute the colors evenly. I also used more spray starch than I normally do on the bias edges of the triangles. I just use the cheap kind (Sta-Flo) you can mix with water and put in a spray bottle and it works as well as the expensive stuff (Mary Ellen's Best Press).