Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Seminole Strips

Prickly Piecers, a chapter of the AZ Quilters Guild, runs on a fiscal year. We are at the end of the 2013/2014 year. A new board will take over in July. But before that happens, the members make blocks for a quilt top for the outgoing president as a thank you for their year of service. These blocks are presented to the outgoing president at the June meeting (the final month of service for the outgoing president). This year, our pres-elect chose Seminole strips, rather than a more traditional block. 

I ended up with 2 packages of strips, which allowed me to create 3 strip sets. The fabrics are a white tone-on-tone, a solid black, a mottled rust print with gold flecks, and a turquoise fabric with flecks of gold. (The middle photo shows the white tone-on-tone fabric as blue. It looked white before I re-sized it for uploading to the blog - not sure why this affected the color so much.)

These are the three Seminole strips I pieced. The top strip with the four-patch set on point was fairly easy once I realized I needed to make the white and rust strips narrower than they were originally cut. It's my favorite of the three. The chevrons used more fabric, so the strip ended up being much shorter than the other two. After creating these two strips, I had two strips leftover. I couldn't think of anything else to do with them, except a simple checkerboard!  Thanks, Terry, for coming up with something different for the President's Quilt!  Theresa should have a fun, interesting quilt when she puts everybody's strips together! Thank you, Theresa, for serving as president this year!


  1. These are so beautifully done! I admire your skill!

    1. Thank you, Sonja. I'd never done Seminole piecing before. These were fun to try. I found a free BOM pattern online with nice instructions. The strips are easier than they look!