Orange Strip Quilt for Kids Quilt WIP

I was so inspired at this month's Quilts for Kids sew day that I am making a few more charity quilts. We get all this wonderful fabric donated to us yet sometimes I find it difficult to turn the fabric into something cute. Some of the fabrics come in a variety of sizes and the pieces can be challenging to make into a decent sized quilt.

For instance, this red-orange fabric collection came in a variety of lengths but all the pieces were 12 and 3/4 inches wide. So I decided to cut all the pieces into 4 and 1/4 inch strips. Then I took all the strips and just sewed them into long columns. Once I finished sewing all the pieces into columns of the same length, I wasn't sure what to do with them after that.

I left the long strips on my sewing table overnight. Then next morning I looked at the strips and they were sitting on top of some orange fabric I had left over from another project. I couldn't believe how well it matched my strips! Of course, the rest was history. I cut long strips of the orange and sewed them in-between the prints. How quick and easy this all went together. So today I am quilting it and hopefully getting the binding done as well.

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