stitch & flip 2.0

stitch & flip 2.0

By Patricia Belyea

WAUCONDA WA  Most Stitch & Flip quilts are made with jeans—blue jeans. 

The construction is easy and fun. Cut up the jeans to make strips of fabric. Sew the strips one by one to a background fabric. Flip each sewn strip. Sew another strip to the edge of the previous strip, making a wider and wider quilt.

What happens if the jeans are wild and wonderful denim colors? And what happens if you make words with the fabric strips?

Lettering idea for Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt by Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts

Take a peek over my shoulder as I make a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt out of eight colorful pairs of Goodwill jeans. 

Goodwill jeans used in a Stitch & Flip 20 quilt made by Patricia Belyea of Okan ArtsProgress on a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt made by Patricia Belyea of Okan ArtsLettering pattern for a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt made by Patricia Belyea of Okan ArtsProgress on a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt made by Patricia Belyea of Okan ArtsProgress on a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt made by Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts

I’m crazy about this quilt. It’s just the right size for napping and weighs almost five pounds—so the quilt feels like a security blanket.

A Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt made by Patricia Belyea of Okan ArtsBack of a Stitch & Flip 2.0 quilt by Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts

This YES quilt is a sample for my upcoming online workshop, Something To Say. It is made with one of four lettering techniques I’ll be teaching in the workshop.

If you’re interested in exploring how to add words, names and messages to your quilt projects, please join me this Fall. For more info and to register +click here