Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's a Scrappy Trip-along!


I didn't really mean to do it, but I started a new quilt this week. I have a zillion WIPs I should finish, but the stress of the holidays and the big finish of my Swoon and Field Study quilts made me cave. And I've been longing to start another super scrappy quilt. This design has been on the front of my back burner for almost a year now after seeing this one and this one and this one.


As soon as I began, I was possessed. These blocks are addictive! And apparently contagious, too - suddenly everyone is making a Scrappy Trip Around the World! Katy, Rita, Lindsay and Brenda are all making one - Brenda has even started a Flickr group. There are also rumors that Amber, Ashley, Heather, Laura, Dana and too many more to name are joining in! I'll be posting my pics on Instagram too. I'm lucyandnorman there if you'd like to follow me.


This is what a finished block looks like. You just need 2.5 by 16 inch strips, six per block. Put them together, and they look like this-


I used the tutorial over here. It's easy, a ton of fun and so satisfying to use up all this scrappage and stashage.

Obviously I'm going as scrappy as possible but specific color combinations are pretty too if this is too wild for you. But I've got a stash to bust so scrappy it is for me.


I hope to see you over on Flickr and IG. And Happy New Year to all - let's send 2012 out with a scrappy bang!

29 comments:

  1. I have seen that on Bonnie Hunters site. Have wanted to make on for a long time. Yours looks great! It is a good way to use up some of those scraps of which I am overloaded with as well.

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  2. Love this quilt made one last year.

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  3. I love scrappy quilts and this one looks wonderful.

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  4. Seriously, I need another WIP like I need a hole in my head, but I am so positively tempted to join you on this fun project!!! I love your blocks so far :)

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  5. What fun! I may have to join in, I have been looking for a qal to kick off the new year!

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  6. Yours looks fantastic !!
    I'm thinking my jelly rolls may get sewn up .

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  7. It's going to be stunning! I'm loving seeing these popping up over IG and perhaps I'll look at my stash when I'm home next week.

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  8. Oh my! I love me some scraps! I think I may have to do this too!

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  9. I love it, and will be jumping in as soon as I get home to my machine!

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  10. I love your colors. We did them in Random Reds and Blues with White as the center for Quilts of Valor - I love how they turn out. Thanks for sharing yours!!

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  11. I caved in ... And have a bin of strips already cut I dived into! Thanks for starting something else! Happy new year!

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  12. Didn't get to send 2012 out with a scrappy bang due to beach-time but loved every moment of gorgeous eye-candy via instagram and the lead up to everyone elses....thanks for the wonderful inspiration and happy 2013 to you and your fam! (I have a set of tumbler wine glasses on my wish list for this year....!)

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  13. oh this is tempting me for sure! Got one block made tonight!

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  14. Found you via Film in the Fridge... and loved what I was seeing so I'm jumping in too.... your blocks look amazing....

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  15. This would definitely help to reduce my scrap stash.

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  17. Well, I'm in the process of sorting and organizing my stash now. I guess as soon as I'm done it's as good a time as any to jump in; now that I know how many scraps I have! :)

    Count me in!

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  18. Tempted but cannot at this time.

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  19. Tempted but cannot at this time.

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  20. You've inspired so many of us to dig into our stashes and scrap bins to make this quilt... me included. Thank you x

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  21. WHO actually started this frenzy? I want to mention in a post....

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  22. I got sucked in too -- don't remember when, but I won a scrap box from Me & My Sister, their new-at-the-time Amelia fabric. Perfect start for "Amelia's Adventure" scrappy trip. So, here goes!

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  23. I first saw this on the Buttontree Lane blog -www.buttontreelane.blogspot.com.au - and as much as I was tempted told Michelle that I neded to finished some WIPs first. Well after seeing so many beautiful blocks by many who have taken the plunge, I too started today. I was actually a little shocked at how much fabric I had in my stash (hubby was not though). I have decided to make 20 blocks to begin with and cant wait to start their assembly tomorrow. Thanks for sharing yours, it is lovely, but I must admit my favourite so far (no offence intended) is by the very talented Emma Jansen of Balllarat Patchwork in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. I reocmmend people checking out Emma's via her facebook page, Ballarat Patchwork, as well as Michelle's at Buttontree Lane Blogspot.

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